Sport & Performance Mental Skills Coaching

What is Mental Skills Coaching and How it Can Help You to Perform at Your Peak:mental skills

The roots of sport psychology and mental skills coaching date back to the late 1800s/early 1900s. It began as a research-based specialty, looking to understand why some athletes are more successful than others. The research focused on athlete abilities, skill-building, and how the mind impacts how we perform. As Epictetus wrote in 135 A.C.E., “Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things” (translated by Elizabeth Carter). How our mind reacts or prepares for situation impacts what we do and say.

Today’s applied sport psychology professionals and mental skills trainers often focus on coaching, consulting, education and research. The targets are to strengthen performance, motivation, and developing skill strategies. While working with athletes is the first thought most have, those interested in improving their health, or work in other performance-based specialties (military [current and retired], music, education, business, firefighters, police, etc.) can also benefit from the use of mental skills building.

Master MindCoaching’s Mental Skills Coaching supports:

  • Individuals
  • Teams and Organizations
  • Coaches and Trainers

Areas we can help you with include, but are not limited to:

  • arousal regulation
  • goal setting
  • imagery
  • pre- and post-performance evaluation and routines
  • stress reduction & management
  • self-talk
  • mindfulness (going from auto-pilot to being present)
  • teamwork & team dynamics
  • life or career transitions
  • returning from injury
  • life-skills management
  • adherence to an exercise regimen or diet changes

In-person services are provided in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly in the South Bay.

Skype services are available to those outside the Bay Area, and also for those traveling often.

If you have questions or interest in how we can help you reach your potential, please contact us!