Sport Psychology Services
Welcome to Present Moment Mindset, a place where individuals, teams and groups can gain the edge they need to thrive in high-pressure situations, build authentic confidence and achieve their goals. I founded Present Moment Mindset because I know what it is like to strive for big things and to struggle with the inner gremlins, like self-doubt and anxiety. My goal is to meet you where you are, tap into your unique strengths and elevate these to unlock your potential. Together, we help close the gap between what you know you can do and what shows up on competition day.
I have worked with athletes facing many challenges. Some athletes are challenged by performance nerves that cause them to freeze up and underperform. Others struggle with unrelenting negative thoughts. Through developing self-awareness and self-regulation techniques, they have found confidence in their ability to restore inner calm and reset focus. Even more, they have reconnected with that sense of joy that fuels their sports journey.
Working with a mental performance coach equips athletes with the tools they need to unlock their peak performance when it counts most. As a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, I support an inclusive and affirming environment and bring a holistic and personalized approach that honors your unique journey.
Sport Psychology Services: In-Person and Virtual Options Available
Present Moment Mindset, LLC caters to a wide range of needs, whether you’re a high school athlete, a professional in the field, or part of a dynamic team. Some athletes or groups prefer to work in person, while others like the convenience of virtual sessions or a combination of both. The truth is, each has its advantages, and both can be equally effective. We will work together to decide what works best for you.
Mindfulness is a practice that allows individuals to be fully present and aware of what they are doing. It involves observing thoughts and emotions without judgment, and then bringing attention back to the present moment. It has many benefits, including improved flow state, concentration and emotional regulation. When practiced regularly, mindfulness can give athletes that mental edge by reducing performance anxiety, managing attention and helping channel our will to endure during difficult moments. In addition, a mindfulness practice can help enhance mental well-being and reduce stress.
With over 25 years practicing and teaching meditation and mindfulness, I share practical strategies to incorporate mindfulness into performance routines and everyday life. Through techniques like breath awareness, muscle relaxation, and self-talk, athletes learn how to lower the volume of the inner critic and bring out the inner fan to enhance their performance.
“I really believe a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”~ Serena Williams
You put in countless hours and dedication, and still, it can feel like it’s not enough. The results you see don’t always seem to reflect the work you put in, and emotions can get the best of you. I know that athletes are under immense physical and emotional stress. They feel pressure from their coaches, teammates, peers and even from their own expectations.
Working together, we will help you overcome nerves, calm the mind and reset your focus. As a sport psychology consultant, I take a holistic approach to help athletes of all levels maximize their potential and achieve their goals.
Focus areas may include:
- Performance Anxiety Management: Techniques to manage nerves and maintain focus under pressure.
- Authentic confidence: Developing genuine confidence grounded in your unique strengths.
- Effective Goal-Setting: Creating achievable, motivating goals that drive success.
- Mindfulness Strategies: Cultivating a present-focused mindset for enhanced performance.
- Emotional Regulation: Learning to control emotions for better decision-making.
- Cultivating Resilience: Building mental toughness to overcome setbacks.
- Avoiding Burnout: Strategies for maintaining balance and motivation.
- Performance Routines: Developing consistent pre-performance routines to boost confidence .
- Identifying Limiting Beliefs: Overcoming mental barriers to unlock true potential.
- Balancing the Athlete Identity: Managing life as an athlete and beyond.
- Managing Sport Transitions: Navigating changes in your athletic career with confidence.
- Mental Tools: Utilizing imagery, relaxation techniques, and positive self-talk.
Building Effective Teams
Team sessions are a great way to enhance cohesion, improve communication and clarify goals. I believe that the most effective group sessions are those that are engaging and fun, so sessions are designed with a balanced mix of activities, sharing and applied learning.
Team consultations may be presented as a single-session or a series, and both in or out of season. I will consult with you beforehand and may integrate on-site observation to ensure programming is individualized to meet your needs.
Key areas of development may include:
- Building Trust: Fostering a safe, supportive team environment.
- Team Cohesion: Enhancing unity and collaboration among team members.
- Team Goal Setting: Aligning individual and team objectives for collective success.
- Effective Communication: Improving interpersonal skills within the team.
- Coach Development: Empowering coaches with tools for better team management.
- Mindfulness for Sport and Performance Enhancement: Integrating mindfulness practices for team success.
Group presentations and workshops
Group presentations and workshops are a blend of academic research and practical application. Participants leave with actionable skills that can be integrated into your daily practice, work environment, or personal life. Sessions are tailored to suit the age and developmental needs of the group, fostering meaningful engagement and ensuring valuable takeaways.
Past Engagements and Specialized Focus
Past presentations highlight our commitment to diverse audiences. We’ve also focused on niche areas like meditation for corporate environments and workshops specifically designed for female athletes. Workshops can be held in person or virtually to suit the needs of your group. Some examples of past presentations are highlighted below.
- Baylor College of Medicine: Athletic Trainers Symposium 2022
- Texas Track and Field Coaches’ Association, Winter Conference 2022, 2023
- Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Annual Conference 2022 (research presentation)
- Houston Ballet
- Female athlete-focused workshops
- Meditation for the corporate environment
Your Journey to Peak Mental Performance
At Present Moment Mindset, we see every interaction as a privilege. Our sport psychology services are more than just a consultation; they are a partnership in your journey towards achieving your goals. Whether you’re an individual athlete seeking to overcome mental barriers or a team striving for unity and enhanced performance, we are here to support and guide you every step of the way.
Join us in this journey of mental empowerment and performance optimization. Let’s unlock your full potential together.
What is the foundation of mental performance?
I believe mental performance is grounded in self-awareness and self-regulation. Self-awareness is the ability to recognize what is going on inside of you, physically, mentally and emotionally, in different situations. For an athlete, this includes being aware of the optimal mental state for performing at your best. Being self-aware can help you develop greater consistency in performance, make better choices for yourself and live a more fulfilling life. It starts by being curious about yourself and letting go of the self-judgment.
What is self-regulation?
Self-regulation refers to the ability to manage your thoughts, emotions and actions to achieve your long-term goals. It is not about changing who you are, but about understanding who you are and how to support yourself during challenging situations. Establishing routines and using mental tools like breathing, imagery, and self-talk can strengthen your ability to handle big or uncomfortable feelings like anger, frustration, anxiety or stress.