Overview of Sports Psychology - The Becoming Counseling

In 1972 Muhammed Ali walked across the University of Florida football field, now aptly named “The Swamp”. He proceeded to the event stage built for his talk to several thousand college students yelling, “Ali! Ali! Ali!” He approached the microphone and paused into silence before speaking. “What I am going to tell you is one…

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Athletic counseling

As an athlete, you have devoted countless hours to perfecting your performance. Yet, at some point, you had to give it up professionally. Everyone reaches a time in their life when their body no longer performs as well as it used to. No amount of training can fix it. Retiring from athletics can be difficult…

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A coach getting ready to instruct his team - The Becoming Counseling

When an athlete suffers a serious sports injury, it often seems as if their whole world stops. All the thrill of competition, physical activity, and the camaraderie with teammates comes to a sudden halt. The individual must focus on healing, and this can cause a wide range of emotional issues that can cause them difficulty.…

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Overview of Sports Psychology - The Becoming Counseling

Athletes work hard to finely tune their bodies and minds to perform at a high level. It takes dedication, discipline, and focus. Experiencing the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat is all part of the job. In sports culture, there’s an intense pressure to perform in the moment of truth. Being an athlete…

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Dealing With Injuries Mentally After sustaining a serious physical injury, most people don’t consider the mental and emotional ramifications of this type of accident. Getting to a hospital and getting immediate medical care is the primary focus, followed by follow-up care and physical recovery. But how does dealing with injuries mentally affect our mental health?…

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  Kids love playing sports. And parents love that their kids can get all of that excess energy out while learning the benefits of hard work and comradery. But with the thrill of competition comes the hard reality: that sometimes you lose. Some children are barely affected by a loss. They are truly happy just…

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