Sports Psychology Podcast by Peaksports.comAuthor: Dr. Patrick J. Cohn
23 Feb 2019

Sports Psychology Podcast by Peaksports.com

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The Sports Psychology Podcast by Peaksports.com and Dr. Patrick Cohn. Learn how to improve your mental game and perform better.

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    How to Respond to Poor Performances in Competition

    In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc.

    Does a poor performance really rock your world and you tend to lose confidence and wonder what's going on?

    Today I'm answering a questions from someone who had left a question on our blog at peaksports.com/sports-psychology-blog.

    Here's what Rick had to say:

    "I'm in need of some help... I just had one of the worst football games of my entire football career and it is breaking me down slowly. I need to know how to get over this and move on."

    COHN: Rick, good question. It is really really important for athletes to respond to losses, to respond to poor performances in the right way. A lot of times athletes with fragile confidence will tend to implode after a poor performance.

    COHN: What is a poor performance? You can ask yourself that question... Often it is when you perform below your standards or below your expectations, feeling like you made too many mistakes or you didn't score enough points or you shot too high of a number in the golf round.

    COHN: So, poor performances are transient, in other words, they are temporary, unless you get on the doubt bandwagon and start to doubt your skills, you start to change thngs up radically sometimes it'll work but most times, when you start changing things up radically, then you go downhill.

    Listen to Dr. Cohn's new podcast to learn how to respond to poor performances.

    Head over to Peak Sports and check out our Mental Coaching Programs:

    Mental Game Coaching For Athletes

    Download our FREE Mental Toughness Report!

    10 "Costly" Mental Game Mistakes Athletes Make


  • Posted on 09 Dec 2018

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    What Skills Are Learned in Mental Training?

    In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc.

    I'm continuing my series on: What is mental coaching? How does mental coaching work? And, what do you do as a mental coach?

    Another question that I receive from listeners is:

    "What are the things that you do as a mental coach? What are the things that you work on when you're working with athletes?"

    COHN: It is a good question and one I receive often from people that will call in requesting more information about the mental coaching or write in via our website at peaksports.com and they want more information about: What do you do in your sessions? How do you help athletes?

    COHN: It may not be what you think because I am not a therapist, i am not a psychotherapist, I am not a psychologist... I'm a coach and simply a mental coach.

    COHN: So, what that means is I work on the mental preparation piece and helping athletes take their practice game to competition successfully.

    COHN:where my work really comes in is when athletes are under performing in competition. They are having problems taking their practice game to the actual game and they struggle with fear of failure, with doubt, lack of confidence, lack of trust in their skills getting highly upset or frustrated...

    COHN: So, what is is that I do? What are the mental skills that I actually teach athletes?

    Listen to Dr. Cohn's new podcast to find out what he teaches athletes in the mental coaching program.

    Head over to Peak Sports and check out our Mental Coaching Programs:

    Mental Game Coaching For Athletes

    Download our FREE Mental Toughness Report!

    10 "Costly" Mental Game Mistakes Athletes Make


  • Posted on 25 Nov 2018

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    The Mental Coaching Process

    In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc.

    I get a lot of questions about mental coaching and what a mental coach does and how the process works...

    Today, I'm going to answer a questions from one of our listeners about:

    "How does mental coaching or mental training work?"

    COHN: Once we get connected with an athlete that is interested in metal coaching, we will ask a few questions and see if it is a good fit. Sometimes it is just not a good fir and for whatever reason we feel like the athlete isn't read for mental coaching or doesn't need mental coaching.

    COHN: So we just start with a conversation with an athlete or parent about what we do as a mental coach and ask them a few question about their mental game.

    COHN:Once were on go and an athlete commits to doing the mental training with us, then we shoot off two different assessments for the athlete. One is called an AMAP Assessment, or Athlete's Mental Aptitude Profile, and the second is the AMAT Test, which we use as a pre-coaching gauge to find out where the athlete is with their mental game.

    Listen to Dr. Cohn's new podcast to find out the next steps in the mental coaching program once we have the forms back.

    Head over to Peak Sports and check out our Mental Coaching Programs:

    Mental Game Coaching For Athletes

    Download our FREE Mental Toughness Report!

    10 "Costly" Mental Game Mistakes Athletes Make


  • Posted on 11 Nov 2018

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    What is Mental Game Coaching?

     

    In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc.

    We get a lot of questions about doing mental coaching and what mental coaching is all about.

    There are some myths and misconceptions out there so I would like to start to clear that up.

    One of the questions I received from my listeners is:

    "What is the success rate with your mental coaching?"

    When I get that questions I know that person doesn't really understand mental coaching because what I do is not about curing people, it is not about fixing people, it is not about getting them from 1 place to the next instantly...

    So, what is mental game coaching?

    Listen to this week's podcast to learn more about mental game coaching.

    Head over to Peak Sports and check out our Mental Coaching Programs:

    Mental Game Coaching For Athletes

    Download our FREE Mental Toughness Report!

    10 "Costly" Mental Game Mistakes Athletes Make

     


  • Posted on 28 Oct 2018

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    Fragile Confidence and Perfectionism in Volleyball

     

    In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert Dr. Patrick Cohn talks with Dr. Megan Melchiorre.

    They discuss the psychology of volleyball and some of the challenges that volleyball players have.

    Dr. Megan is the newest member of the Peak Performance Sports team. She is the lead mental coach specializing in working with youth and high school athletes in various sports.

    Do you struggle with fragile self-confidence in games?

    In this podcast, Dr. Cohn and Dr. Megan discuss:

    When perfectionist volleyball players struggle with self-confidence and momentum changes in games.

    COHN: Fragile self-confidence obviously is a real challenge for athletes because their confidence tends to go up and down like a yoyo.

    COHN: We’re going to talk about perfectionists that tend to lose confidence quickly. In other words, they make a mistakes, mess up and then their confidence gets thrown out the window.

    COHN: What do you see with perfectionists and either making mistakes or other things that rock their confidence?

    Listen to this week's podcast to learn more about staying confident through momentum changes in games.

    Head over to Peak Sports and check out our Mental Coaching Programs:

    Mental Game Coaching For Athletes

    Download our FREE Volleyball Mental Preparation Report!

    "Mental Preparation Secrets for Serve Receive: What Every Player and Coach Needs to Know"

     


  • Posted on 02 Sep 2018

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