Sports psychologist?

joingler 20 August 2012 27

I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good sports psychologist in Canberra.

I live in Watson so anywhere inner north would be great but I’m happy to go just about anywhere in Canberra.

Money isn’t a massive problem but I don’t want to pay unless I see results.


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Deref Deref 9:03 am 26 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

You’ll probably find that your mountain biking is compromised by having to hold the table tennis bat. Keeping the scrabble board balanced as you go over jumps must be a real pain, too.

You’re really onto something there!

Mountain bike table tennis scrabble is a sport I could get into watching!

gungsuperstar gungsuperstar 9:59 pm 25 Aug 12

I hesitate to get serious in a sometimes awesome comments section, but for the OP:

Peak Achievement out at Belconnen claim to have good results for sports psychology – I’ve seen them for “normal” psychology services, but I guess signed “thank you” posters on the wall from Patrick Johnson and a couple of other athletes are a reasonable testimony.

dpm dpm 10:31 am 22 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

So…I don’t want to be indelicate…but…ahh…what exactly does a burrito fantasy in the gym involve? 🙂

http://the-riotact.com/here-come-the-burrito-riots-as-guzman-y-gomez-gets-really-popular/80117

See #7. The post certainly got some odd feedback! Feed…. Hmmmm…. Burritos….!

poetix poetix 9:58 am 22 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

poetix said :

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

So it has to be something mental.

You can’t handle the Q.

Perhaps read a page of the dictionary every day? (This is for the Scrabble problem.)

Seriously, this person may be helpful:
http://cathcartsportspsych.hopout.com.au/

I have never used him though, even for my burrito fantasy in the gym problem.

So…I don’t want to be indelicate…but…ahh…what exactly does a burrito fantasy in the gym involve? 🙂

Just hunger and the anticipation of chilli and beans. Especially when new burrito places are opening. Sorry to be boring!

AsparagusSyndrome AsparagusSyndrome 10:08 pm 21 Aug 12

Psychological pressure, huh?

Perhaps you might want some time out, to take yourself away for a while from the pressures of city life and the things that are causing you anxiety.

When the weather is warmer and the crowds are gone, you could head up to Thredbo for the summer season, to one of those nature resort clubs, and unwind a bit. There’s plenty to do there, to get your mind off things. Those places have great stuff like mountain bikes, table tennis, Scrabble… oh… wait…

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:55 pm 21 Aug 12

poetix said :

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

So it has to be something mental.

You can’t handle the Q.

Perhaps read a page of the dictionary every day? (This is for the Scrabble problem.)

Seriously, this person may be helpful:
http://cathcartsportspsych.hopout.com.au/

I have never used him though, even for my burrito fantasy in the gym problem.

So…I don’t want to be indelicate…but…ahh…what exactly does a burrito fantasy in the gym involve? 🙂

Wraith Wraith 6:35 pm 21 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Wraith said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

I can probably help you. When you train I’ll ride my bike next to you and scream “RUN MUTHAF***A!!”.

All for the low, low price of $99.95 per hour.

But he also wants results guaranteed, so better take the cattle prod as well……..

If wraith can catch you, he can have you…

Great idea, set it up, bet it will improve his MTB skills…………I could paint a picture what it would like me chasing you on a MTB……..but it will scare the kids

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:50 pm 21 Aug 12

Kim F said :

This might become best thread ever

+1.

carnardly carnardly 1:50 pm 21 Aug 12

your results in mtb have been shocking recently?

maybe the others are just better than you – unless you’re really Julian Absalon.

maybe they just take a double dose of HTFU and repeat until symptoms disappear

maybe you train well but they train better

get your bodyfat down to 3% and train 8 hours a day and i’m sure you’ll improve.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 7:39 am 21 Aug 12

You’ll probably find that your mountain biking is compromised by having to hold the table tennis bat. Keeping the scrabble board balanced as you go over jumps must be a real pain, too.

roflmao roflmao 10:08 pm 20 Aug 12

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

My results in mountain biking and scrabble have been shocking recently (although I am showing some improvement in table tennis). I don’t think that it is my fitness on the bike or my word knowledge lacking on the scrabble board which is lacking as I’m training well for both. So it has to be something mental.

have yo got a personal trainer? try this link 🙂 http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sports+psychologist+canberra

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 9:53 pm 20 Aug 12

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

My results in mountain biking and scrabble have been shocking recently (although I am showing some improvement in table tennis). I don’t think that it is my fitness on the bike or my word knowledge lacking on the scrabble board which is lacking as I’m training well for both. So it has to be something mental.

You have to be kidding!
Pedal harder and read the dictionary front to back.

Mordd Mordd 9:46 pm 20 Aug 12

How is a sport psychologist different from a normal psychologist? Serious question. If the issue is mental wouldn’t the normal ways of dealing with mental blockages be essentially the same thing just different application? Sure I can see elite athletes with tens of thousands of sponsors dollars paying a sport psychologist but outside the top elite level is that even that common to find someone specialise like that? Just curious.

poetix poetix 9:43 pm 20 Aug 12

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

So it has to be something mental.

You can’t handle the Q.

Perhaps read a page of the dictionary every day? (This is for the Scrabble problem.)

Seriously, this person may be helpful:
http://cathcartsportspsych.hopout.com.au/

I have never used him though, even for my burrito fantasy in the gym problem.

Golden-Alpine Golden-Alpine 9:41 pm 20 Aug 12

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

My results in mountain biking and scrabble have been shocking recently (although I am showing some improvement in table tennis). I don’t think that it is my fitness on the bike or my word knowledge lacking on the scrabble board which is lacking as I’m training well for both. So it has to be something mental.

As VYBerlinaV8_is_back said “Sometimes RiotACT does that to you!”

mouldy mouldy 9:22 pm 20 Aug 12

joingler said :

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

My results in mountain biking and scrabble have been shocking recently (although I am showing some improvement in table tennis). I don’t think that it is my fitness on the bike or my word knowledge lacking on the scrabble board which is lacking as I’m training well for both. So it has to be something mental.

You’re right. It’s definitely mental.

Kim F Kim F 9:18 pm 20 Aug 12

This might become best thread ever

joingler joingler 9:07 pm 20 Aug 12

As funny as some of these comments are, they don’t really help.

I am an amateur sportsman. I do competitive table tennis, mountain biking and scrabble (not kidding).

My results in mountain biking and scrabble have been shocking recently (although I am showing some improvement in table tennis). I don’t think that it is my fitness on the bike or my word knowledge lacking on the scrabble board which is lacking as I’m training well for both. So it has to be something mental.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 8:27 pm 20 Aug 12

I hope you aren’t a race walker. As the former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis once said: “It’s like a contest to see who can whisper the loudest”…

Golden-Alpine Golden-Alpine 7:22 pm 20 Aug 12

Welcome back from London James, better luck in Rio,

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