Jo has a vast experience of providing sport psychology consultation to a range of different teams. This often involves working in close liaison with coaches, support teams, captains, and the players themselves. Team services are bespoke to the group’s specific requirements and can include: group workshops and 1:1 sessions with players and staff, as well as integrated training and competition support. Areas where psychology input can add value include:
- Creating a team vision and values
- Understanding how to set effective team goals and understand individual roles
- Developing efficient and positive communication channels
- Promoting team cohesion and group relationships
- Understanding and overcoming team tension
- Team motivation and focus – ‘Crossing the line’ when it matters
Workshops are a great way to introduce sport psychology concepts (e.g. confidence, focus, motivation, performing under pressure) to groups at sport clubs, academies, schools, colleges, and universities. Jo’s workshops are designed to be engaging and interactive via discussions and practical tasks. The focus, content, and length of each workshop is tailored to the interests and requirements of the audience, who may comprise of:
- Athletes – Introducing wellbeing and mental performance skills.
- Coaches – Presenting psychological concepts that coaches can integrate into training and competitions.
- Youth – Making psychology accessible and fun for younger athletes. Jo has run workshops with children from 8-years and up.
- Parents – Practical recommendations around supporting youth athletes, and working as a parent-child team.