What should I expect from a first appointment?
Initial sessions involves developing an understanding of your unique challenges and concerns, assessing your strengths and weakness, and ultimately developing an evidence-based plan specifically tailored to your needs. If you're not sure that's not a problem either, we will simply talk through the different mental skills that are important to career success and discover what we can work on together.
How many appointments will I need to have?
Some people find they can gain the progress they are looking for from four to five sessions whereas others find it more useful to make regular appointments (once a week or fortnight) over an extended period to develop a more extensive repertoire of skills.
How much do you charge?
A one hour appointment is $100 via Skype or $120 face-to-face.
Shouldn't I be able to do this by myself?
It's a common mistake to think that when it comes to our brains, we should be able to manage it ourselves and that there is something 'wrong' with us if we can't. Performance coaching isn't about 'fixing' you - it's about learning new skills that make your performing more enjoyable and more successful. For the most part, the dysfunctional habits we develop are the result of not knowing a better technique, or not understanding the full impact of our choices or actions. You can try to figure out a better way by yourself, or you can rely on scientifically supported, reputable techniques for a targeted approach to fast tracking your mental development. A great deal of professional performers rely on professional assistance in preparing their mental game.
Why is sports psychology relevant to performers?
There are many similarities between athletes and performers: striving for the pinnacle of their field, being able to perform well under pressure in the public eye, remaining calm and executing fine motor skills under great levels of pressure. These similarities make the integration of sports psychology for performing artists invaluable. However, the artistic pursuit is in many ways different from sports and its 'performers' have different needs and sensibilities. With this in mind, I adapt sports psychology techniques to suit the performing artist.
If there are other questions you would like answered, please don't hesitate to contact me, I am here to help!