BETTER ~ HEALTHIER
FASTER ~ STRONGER
ATHLETICS SPORTS MEDICINE & WELLNESS ~ IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PATIENT
Sport Performance Coach
Our Sport Performance Coach, Dirk Downing M.ED, offers Sports Performance Consulting based on the proven effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach teaches individuals how to change thoughts that may be hindering their performance. Athletes of all levels can be unaware of thoughts that can affect their ability to perform at a high level. To address this, Dirk teaches clients the same mental skills top athletes use to improve their game. These skills include thought control, distraction control, optimal arousal level, and self-talk. In his practice, he works with clients both to understand these mental skills and then implement them. Once these mental skills are implemented, we work on game and sport specific scenarios where these skills can benefit the athlete. Other topics that may be covered, depending upon the specific needs of the client, include mindfulness, self-awareness, confidence, team cohesion, and communication.
Dirk Downing believes every athlete is different and therefore requires and deserves an individualized consulting style.