Mission and philosophy

Breaking through mental barriers for athletes and entrepreneurs.

My mission is to help athletes to bring out their best potential by assisting them to develop a positive mindset and to work on their mental aspect of their sport. I want to help athletes/entrepreneurs/professionals to gain more self-knowledge about themselves and to teach sport psychology techniques to increase their performance. I also want to assist athletes/entrepreneurs/professional to apply their mental skills (which are life skills as well) outside of sport.

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“People’s level of motivation, affective states and actions are based more on what they BELIEVE than what is objectively true’ (Bandura, 1997). 

 

 

 

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Everyone is different and I will assist you in gaining self-awareness and find out what works the best for you. You are your own expert about yourself and I can help you to become aware of and realise the mental abilities that you already have and help you to use those abilities consciously. I believe in the importance of individual differences where there is no right or wrong. (The Individualized Zone of Optimal Functioning, Hanin, 2000)

 

I follow the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) (Ryan & Deci, 2000), therefore my goal is to facilitate an optimal function environment for each client by providing three basic psychological needs during my consultations which are the following: 

  • autonomy (you always can choose from different options) 
  • competence (I will provide you mental tools to achieve your goals and to feel competent)
  • relatedness (building rapport with clients is a key in my service)

Finding your Flow state is crucial. I will assist you to create individualized rituals in everyday life, in your sport before and during competitions. (FLOW and between points rituals, GAME FACE)

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Energy management and balance are key. Balancing stress and recovery is crucial. Recover physically,  emotionally, mentally and spiritually. (Energy Management) 

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  1. Flight or fight reaction
  2. Adaption – coping with stress
  3. Recovery phase – regeneration

 

 

 

 

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Personal development is pivotal. Try to be better every day than you were yesterday. Focus on the process goals and self-development: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

 

 

 

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During our conversations I believe in an adult-adult communication style and also an “I’m OK and you are OK” approach.

(Transactional Analysis)

 

 

I believe in a holistic view. I am looking at the person as a whole.

(Gestalt approach) See-the-Whole-Person

 

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