Sport PsychologySport Psychology is the application of mental skills to sport. Most
athletes already know that the mental side of sport can be very
important in training and competing. Learn how to get the mental edge to
improve your game.
*Topics that can be addressed:
Self talk and thought management
Recovery from injury
Improve focus and concentration
Dr. Eiring and Colleen M. Hathaway have released the book, Mindfulness, Sport Psychology and Athletes: Consider Awareness Your Most Important Mental Tool, centered around her Sport Psychology practice. Read an excerpt here:
This workbook is for athletes who want to build a mental practice as
part of their overall training program. Many athletes understand that
the mental aspects of training and competing are just as important as
the physical aspects. The concepts in this workbook are designed for all
athletes and it is written in a way that you can use it for building
your own individualized mental training program as it relates to your
Here is what you will learn from the manual:
• What is mindfulness and how will it benefit me
• How to use mindfulness with sport psychology tools
• Mindful recovery following practices and performance
What percent of your game is mental?
Maybe as much as 90%
The information in this manual is on the cutting edge of sport
psychology because mindfulness is the key factor for a successful mental
program. Many sport psychology books and workbooks provide a basic
outline of various mental skills that athletes can use to help their
performance, but this manual is different because it links mental skills
with the concept of mindfulness. The basic idea contained in this
workbook is simple---you can only change habits with awareness and
mindfulness is a practice based in the concept of awareness.
Through this program, an athlete can learn the skill of awareness, which
is the tool that allows quick mental decisions to be made that
drastically change a thought process. The end result of a new thought
process is enhanced athletic performance. Mindfulness is a powerful
vehicle for change because it brings the athlete to the only moment of
importance----the present moment.
The first step to change is AWARENESS.