Sport Psychology Skills to Combat Negative Thinking
2019 Academic Symposium
One of the most common, and most disruptive issues that athletes and other performers face is negative thinking. This thinking often forms a narrative in the performer’s mind that leads to decreased confidence, motivation, and persistence. This presentation will begin with a brief overview of relevant sport/performance psychology research regarding negative thinking, including recent work that has focused on mindfulness. Most of the session will be spent teaching simple mental skills to participants; mindfulness exercises will be included in this experiential portion of the workshop as well.
Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick