3 Steps to Overcome Fear of Failure

            What’s the worst that could happen if you fail? You let people down?  You let yourself down?  You fall short? Your BIG dream gets flushed down the toilet? For many incredible athletes, failure could mean saying goodbye to college or…

Why Gymnasts Get Mental Blocks

Research has found issues with “lost skills” or “mental blocks” in many sports Mental blocks can happen in running, javelin throwing, baseball/softball pitching, soccer, hurdling, golf, tennis, trampoline, and of course gymnastics. I’ve even seen singers “lose their voice” in a similar way. No matter what…

What is a Sport Psychologist?

Rebecca Smith, MA Sport Psychology What is a Sport Psychologist? According to the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), “A sport psychologist is someone who is trained in clinical or counseling psychology to provide individual or group therapy relative to a broad range of behavioral…

How to help your teenager open up

This also falls into the category of: how to help someone who doesn’t want your help. Adolescents and teens are being told what to do all day, every day.  Their natural reaction is to push back, especially against their parents.  One of the primary needs of…