November 11, 2015

Sports and Performance Psychology

Sports Psychology DenverSports psychology addresses a number of psychological factors (including mindset, thinking patterns, emotions, and behavior) involved in human performance pursuits, including training and competition. Excelling in competition requires both physical training as well as mindset conditioning. The tipping point for achieving in sports and performance is honing key concepts of cognitive shifting and emotional regulation to boost success in performance events.

Sports psychology involves a skill based process that includes understanding the connection between the mind and body, learning how to regulate emotions prior to as well as in the heat of competition, utilizing meditation and mindfulness for increased focus, and addressing motivational factors for ultimate success. Sports psychology is important for those dealing with an injury as well, who are in the process of recovery, or retiring from a professional career.

MindBodyHealth provides amateur clients with the same mental conditioning training we use with our elite athletes, Olympians, and professionals. Working with a sports psychologist will:

  • Enhance Performance
  • Increase Consistency
  • Improve Confidence
  • Develop Mental Toughness
  • Reduce Anxiety or Competition Jitters
  • Cope with the Pressures of Competition
  • Aid in Injury Recovery
  • Improve Focus
  • Increase Resiliency

Dr. Ross is both a Denver Sports Psychologist as well as an avid recreational athlete in both running and Dr Justin Ross Sports Psychologist Denvertriathlon. He recently qualified for the Boston Marathon. He enjoys working with athletes of all calibers, knowing from personal and professional experience the high performance mental skills training required to be successful in sport. He has been featured on a number of sports psychology podcasts, including:

The Importance of Mindset in Performance with Another Mother Runner Podcast

Why Mental Skills Training Matters with the Train Like a Mother Podcast

How To Implement Sports Psychology Into Practice

Managing Anxiety on the Mile High Endurance Podcast 


You can also read a recent blog post on how mindset is a key element in sports psychology.