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Overcoming Mental Blocks and Anxieties

Gymnast on beam

 

I work with gymnasts, figure skaters, and dancers who are struggling with mental blocks and performance anxiety.

I help them see the fear and anxiety from a new perspective, so they can overcome what is holding them back and start performing better than ever with renewed confidence.

This isn't for you if you want a quick fix and are not willing to constantly work on your mental skills.

This is a way to be proactive in training your mind to get past the blocks so you can perform at your best.

Maybe you are thinking, "I saw someone before but after a couple of months the anxiety returned, so why would it work this time?"

Because mental skills take time to develop just like physical skills. Most athletes stop working on their mental skills as soon as they overcome the issue they are struggling with, so over time, the fear and anxiety returns.

I believe that having a more proactive approach to working through your fears and anxieties will not only help you recapture that lost skill but will transform you into the athlete you desire.

Perform Like A Rising Star Programme

Parents often come to me as they see their children struggling and do not know what to do to help them.

Their children get scared at performing moves that they used to be able to do, this makes them feel that they are not good enough and they get nervous when they compete.

Many of the children I see compare themselves to other athletes and think that they need to be like them

Others just stop enjoying their sport because things are hard in training because they have moved up a level, Before moving up, they were picking up skills really quickly but now athletes are older and better than them.

Although I am a qualified Sport Psychologist, I do a lot more than that. I educate, motivate and inspire children and their parents so that they can get the results they want.

I work together with you as a parent and your child to improve their confidence, build resilience and create a mindset that enables them to perform at the best of their ability taking them to the next level in their chosen sport whilst you have the peace of mind that your child is developing life skills that will benefit them in life as well as their sport.

If this sounds like you or your child, I would love to chat to see if we are a good fit and how I can help. 

 

The programme is carried out over 4 months. These are delivered remotely usually at your club or in a place that is convenient for you. I work on results so this way of working means we can be proactive and flexible whilst you fell supported throughout.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, book a strategy session and we can see what is holding you back and develop a strategy to support you in the future.

Apply for a strategy session

 

I am now consistently landing the jump


"I was having problems landing some of my jumps. I was particularly overthinking my Lutz. I was terrified of  this jump and was beginning to become frustrated. Jo helped me re-frame how I saw the jump and how to relax more when going into the jump. I am now consistently landing the jump and using the techniques Jo taught me on other aspects of my skating."

Laura, Figure Skater

So proud of my daughter moving up a level


“Watching my daughter move up a level in her much-loved sport made us all so proud. The look on her face of self-achievement was magical. This is very much down to Jo who is supporting us on this journey”.

 

Lucy, Gymnast Parent

She now can't wait to put everything into practice


"I would definitely recommend a psychological meeting either by Skype or in person.
My daughter had a skype meeting with Jo-Anne and was really nervous before but within minutes her nervous had gone.
They spoke about lots of things that I had said about in the past, but for my daughter hearing it from someone else in a different type of way made lots of sense to her.
She was really pleased about how well the video call had gone, she now can't wait to put everything into practice.
I would definitely use this again if I needed to"

- Kim, Gymnast Parent

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