Sport Psychology Consulting

Addressing the critical aspects of learning and sport performance
to gain a competitive edge.

Oakville Performance & Wellness' sport psychology consultant, Brien Chamney, works with athletes and coaches in either one-on-one or team settings to address the critical aspects of learning and sport performance. During his sessions, Brien facilitates the development of mental and emotional skills, techniques, attitudes, perspectives and processes for the purposes of personal development and performance enhancement. Sport psychology consulting is no longer the well-kept secret it once was as more teams and players are looking for a competitive edge.

The benefits of sport psychology consulting include:

  • Improved focus

  • Improved confidence

  • Increased flow states

  • Improved decision making

  • Decreased performance anxiety

  • Increased enjoyment from sport

  • Improved communication skills

  • Better understanding of how to consistently play at your best

 
Nobody hands you excellence on a silver platter. You earn it through planning, preparing, and persisting in the face of all obstacles.
— TERRY ORLICK
 

Our Approach

The sessions involve the use of traditional mental skills and incorporating them into practical and relevant training protocols. These skills and strategies are designed for both training and competition. Our methods utilize the proven scientific research in the field to deliver innovative performance solutions and strategies to athletes and teams in a practical manner. The one-on-one sessions are customized to fit the needs and goals of the individual.

One-On-One Sessions

These scheduled sessions with athletes and coaches are aimed to explore past and present performances. Through collaboration, we seek to discover what works and what has not worked for a particular athlete. By relying on the knowledge and experience of the athlete or coach, our goal is to facilitate awareness and deep understanding of one’s performance, and then teach the development of skills and strategies to enhance future performances. These sessions provide an environment for reflection and self-discovery. Ultimately, we encourage and empower our athletes to become self-reliant and take responsibility for their training and performance.

During the sessions we:

  • Assess mental strengths and weaknesses as an athlete

  • Discuss performing despite a negative environment (conflict with teammates or coaches)

  • Debrief performances and training sessions

  • Help guide athletes to reach their desired destination

  • Guide athletes through difficult transitions of new teams, cities, coaches, etc.

  • Help athletes understand how to be mentally prepared and ready

  • Facilitate the commitment and motivation necessary to perform

  • Explore the physical and psychosocial dimensions of well-being and performance

  • Help teams improve cohesion, teamwork and cooperation

What We Teach

  • Performance enhancement techniques (e.g. imagery, goal-setting)

  • Specific recovery techniques (e.g. one breath relaxation techniques, mindful breathing, and meditation) for regeneration

  • Self-evaluation and debriefing of performances or programs

  • Strategies to return from injury rehabilitation