Sport Psychology

What is Sport Psychology?

Sport psychology involves managing thoughts and emotions to maximize sport potential at practices and competitions. This may involve mental exercises such as learning more about yourself, managing distractions, and managing your life outside of sport so that it doesn’t interfere with reaching your full athletic potential 

In general, the sport psychologist will meet with you, spend some time asking you a serious of questions, get a feel for how they might be most helpful, and then the two of you will work collaboratively to develop a comprehensive action plan. Sport psychology services are offered through the Sport Manitoba Clinic and are provided by both psychologists and mental trainers. A referral form will need to be completed so that an appropriate service provider can be secured.

If you plan to use extended health to cover the cost of service, please inform us so that a licensed provider is found.

Fees:

The fee for service will vary depending on the experience of the provider.

"They help you focus on your sport, deal with distractions and outside influences. They help you to prepare and to be prepared for all kinds of circumstances that might present themselves. They equip you with the tools to deal with all kinds of situations...winning, losing, conflict etc. An invaluable tool."
 
"A sport psychologist helps prepare you mentally, not only for competitions but to deal with fear or anxiety, coach/athlete relationships, and building stronger team dynamics."
 
"I think a lot of it is putting the person in the right frame of mind, feeling confident, and putting things in perspective."