Performance Psychology

The psychologists at Performance Boost assist performers in dance, music, singing, and other professions, to learn and practice mental skills that allows them to strive for consistent excellence during performances. We help you to reproduce your best on a consistent basis when you are performing, in auditions, or in exams and other important assessments. As you practice the mental skills that we teach you, you increase the chance of consistently performing at your best.

Performance psychology is not restricted to elite or professional performers. We work together with cecreational and amateur performing artists, including many children and adolescents.


Mental Skills

Individuals can be taught specific techniques that focus on developing effective strategies to regulate levels of arousal, thoughts processes and behaviour. Mental skills that enhance performance include:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Anxiety management
  • Increasing arousal
  • Pre-performance Routines
  • Re-focusing routines
  • Competition plans
  • Imagery
  • Self-talk
  • Concentration skills
  • Mental preparation
  • Goal setting
  • Imagery


Personal Development Skills

Individuals can be taught skills that allow them to perform effectively when they are not performing. These include:

  • Stress and time management
  • Team building and leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Travel skills
  • Recovery and restoration
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Psychological assessment
  • Debriefing and program evaluation
  • Video analysis of body language and sporting emotions