The world of competitive sports looks glamorous, but behind the spotlight is an environment of stress and uncertainty. Under constant and intense scrutiny, athletes perform under insurmountable pressure to win at all costs. Performing and excelling under these conditions is what separates the champions from the rest, but it can also take a toll on their mindset. There is a huge stigma that surrounds mental health that makes people scared to talk about it. It is only recently that sports personalities like Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, English cricketer Ben Stokes or Olympic medallist & Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have opened a discussion about their mental health struggles.
The sport & performance psychologists at Nudge Sports understand that sportspersons are first and foremost human beings and understanding their emotions and psychological wellbeing is key to helping them compete in competitive sports. Our programs – ASAP (Athlete Sports Aptitude Profiling) and PEP (Performance Enhancement Program) are suitable for ages 13+ with a focus on improving mental make-up.
By developing self-confidence and creating a positive mindset through goal setting, positive self-talk, visualization, imagery and awareness, we instil a winning attitude that is free from external and internal negativity.