Welcome To Sport And Exercise Psychology
As a coach/personal trainer and business owner who understands the importance of the mind’s role is in the success of achieving results and goals, reading the first chapter to sports psychology weighs in the full impact and drives home the value that understanding the science of sports psychology can have.
As a trainer, I have taken an active approach to helping my clients as best I can; but, I do not have the solid understanding and methodologies that have been proven to work through the science of sport psychology, which has a deep history of over one hundred years. Gaining this knowledge, I can have a massive impact on my clients’ lives. In the section “Taking An Active Approach To Sport And Exercise Psychology” I agree 100% with the part about “Reading… taking a course… is simply not enough. You must actively integrate scientific knowledge with you professional experience and temper these with your own insights and intuition”. Almost everything that I learned and stayed with me in life are things that I experienced through taking action on what I have learned. You only know something when you have applied and continue to use it through active integration otherwise you no longer know it and have only read about it at one point in time. Knowing is applying. Also, I firmly believe that science and theory have to be married with practical application and experience. Science can only show one piece of the puzzle.