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Game-changing mental skills.
Sports psychology uses psychological knowledge and skills to help athletes reach their peak performance goals. It enhances the overall wellbeing of athletes, considers the social and emotional development of playing a high-performance sport, and targets the unique cultural challenges frequently found within teams and organizations.
Reasons to utilize sports psychology
We work with athletes by helping them overcome emotional and mental barriers that may interfere with their peak performance.
It doesn't matter how much time you spend training or practicing — if you're unable to focus on what you're doing, then all of your hard work is basically for nothing. Sports psychologists teach mental skills that athletes can use to train their minds to stay focused when they need it most.
Increase confidence and self-esteem
Develop skills to deal with setbacks and errors
As athletes, we all have to learn how to bounce back from adversity. Failure is part of the game — but the ability to bounce back from mistakes can be the difference between winning and losing. Sports psychologists teach athletes how they can deal with setbacks and errors without losing their motivation for playing sports or being a part of a team.
Learn to manage performance anxiety
Many athletes struggle to achieve peak performance due to performance anxiety. They might worry that a mistake or poor play will cost them the game or what the coach or other players might think of them. Sports psychologists can help athletes overcome this type of anxiety by understanding how it works and how to control it.
Strengthen emotional and behavioural control
Athletes need to maintain a balance between being emotional and letting their emotions get the best of them. Sports psychologists help athletes learn to control their emotions so that they do not let them affect their performance or play. We teach athletes how to recognize when they have lost control of their emotions and what steps they can take to regain control.
The competitive edge you've been looking for
At Mindbuffs, we use interventions that are custom fit to the athletes' needs regardless of setting, level of competition, or age. Having a trained mental health professional on your side gives you the competitive advantage to be more successful, and working with our dedicated team of sports psychologists can help you maintain confidence, focus and motivation during competition. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their highest potential, no matter where they are in their athletic careers.
Are you ready to take your game to the next level?
Mindbuffs offers both individual and team sports psychology sessions, which are tailored to the needs of each athlete. Our services are available to all levels of athletes, from beginners to professionals.
Whether you are looking to enhance your overall performance or prepare for the upcoming season, Mindbuffs is here to help you achieve your goals. Through a combination of traditional Sports Psychology practices and personalized performance sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself and how you can get the most out of your game.
We believe that athletes should be treated like individuals with unique strengths and weaknesses, not just numbers on a roster. That's why we take the time to get to know each athlete personally so we can create a customized plan that works best for them. Our goal is to help each athlete reach their full potential by understanding what makes them tick and working together towards reaching their goals!
Master of Counselling Student
Our Master of Counselling students are currently completing their graduate degrees.
During their practicum, they are under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist at Mindbuffs so you get two brains working together instead of one!
Team session pricing
Our base fees include the use of our team room in our Sherwood Park clinic. Please note that additional travel fees may apply if your team wishes to hold the sessions at an alternate location.