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Sports Psychology - Gaining a Competitive Edge

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University of Sussex

Jubilee Building

Room G22

Falmer

BN1 9RH

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This session is the second in a series of workshops. There is no need to have attended the previous workshop

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Pressure impacts every area of a sportsperson’s competitive life and how you handle that pressure is essential to your performance and long-term health and wellbeing. While mental toughness is a commonly used phrase by teams and athletes at all levels, it is frequently ill-defined and misunderstood. This session provides much needed clarity on what mental toughness looks and feels like, combined with practical strategies on how to develop a greater competitive edge in yourself and/or your team. You will also discover practical strategies to harness the facilitative role of performance pressure to help you consistently perform at your best. The following two aspects will be considered within this workshop:

Attributes of mentally tough sportspeople

The workshop takes a practical and hands-on approach to helping you become familiar with what it means to be a mentally tough competitor. You will be actively involved in pinpointing those attributes within your own sport setting that will make you mentally tougher and discover effective ways of developing and strengthening those attributes.

Handling pressure in the moment

The workshop will give you a greater understanding of the role of pressure in your performance and provide you with effective, practical strategies you can develop to help you compete at your best, even under the greatest pressure. The ability to focus your mind and body in the present moment is central to peak performance and this workshop helps you do that by providing you with techniques for reaching your optimal performance state time after time.

Gregory Daubney (CPsychol) is a chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He has worked across numerous sports and across all skill levels. He is the author of numerous performance reports including Performance Anxiety: A practical guide for music teachers and has been helping sportspeople improve their psychological skills for over nine years. He founded his own company, Winning Essence, in 2013 and lives in Brighton and Hove.

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