Psychology

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY AT SSISA

Clinton Gahwiler’s psychology practice at SSISA focuses on applying psychological principles to enhancing sustainable wellness and performance in life and in sport. The approach is typically short-term, practical and solution-focused, with the aim of fostering the client’s independence through the processes of education, training and support.

Interventions take the form of individual consultations and/or group workshops. There are two main areas of focus, namely sport psychology and health psychology.

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

This area of study refers to the application of psychological principles to improving sports performance. Athletes, coaches and parents are taught healthy and effective methods of building mental toughness, coping with pressure, and developing effective self-management practices within the context of competitive sport.

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Health psychology applies psychological principles to maintaining attitudes, behaviours and lifestyles which influence one’s health and well-being in a positive manner. Focus areas include the psychological aspects of weight-loss, chronic disease, and burnout.

Visit our website to find out more about:

  • An email-based mental skills training programme
  • Studying sport psychology
  • A South African sport psychology referral network.

CONTACT US

Tel: 021 659 5655
Fax: 086 624 7988
Email:sportpsych@xsinet.co.za
Website: www.performingmind.co.za