Performance Psychology

What is Performance Psychology?

Performance Psychology is highly similar to Sport Psychology but instead of a sports context, mental skills are applied to environments other than sports. The aim of Performance Psychology is to maximise best results and also enhance the consistency of individuals during 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.

Who is it for?

Performance Psychology is used by a wide variety of individuals in many different areas. They include:

dancers,

musicians,

singers,

students,

medical specialists (registrars),

pilots,

and many other professions.

Performance psychology is not restricted to elite or professional performers. We work together with recreational 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