Lockdown Mental Skills #1

New Zealand is at level 4 lockdown and what better time to do some mental skills training?

Watch the video below for an introduction to sport psychology and keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for follow up videos posted every couple of days during lockdown! 

If this first video has got you wanting to know more about sport psychology, here is the link to an online book - Introducing Sport Psychology by Arnold LeUnes. The first chapter is a great follow up to today’s video.

With gymnastics being a sport that is just as mental as it is physical, Paula was able to help me train my mind to become mentally tougher in and out of the gym. Learning to deal with any fears or anxiety I may have had about a certain skill or learning how to get through a bad day was essential for me as an athlete if I wanted to be competitive in my sport.