Sports psychology advice for school athletes, their coaches and parents
by Greg Wilmot
Wilmot’s Words: Retail audio sample
This is a collection of articles by a sports psychologist working in Grahamstown, South Africa. It focuses on the nature of school sports and the mindsets that are needed for success, both from the athletes and from the people around them. It’s about yourself as much as it is about winning or losing.
I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). As a Counselling Psychologist, I deal with a broad range of psychological, social, emotional and family related issues; many of which we encounter on a daily basis.
This might include; depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, relationship problems, coping and stress-related issues, adjustment disorders, bereavement counselling, family relationships, academic functioning and other psychological and emotional matters.
My expertise in Sport Psychology means that I sometimes work with children, adolescents and adults who are dealing with problems related to sport, exercise, performance or physical activity.
This might include; coping with pressure, managing injury, motivation, mental skills, resilience / mental toughness and relationships within sporting communities such as athletes and coaches or parents and children.
I also conduct short workshops and presentations on a range of issues related to Counselling and Sport Psychology. Most of my recent work has focused on holistic school sport programs, coaching enhacement and education, and adopting a developmental approach to athlete development and physical activity in school sports.