Building a Successful Mindset

At Fivash Performance we aim to develop a successful mindset at the individual and team levels. This is accomplished by developing the team or individual over four stages.

Stage 1: Initial Meeting

This stage consists of our first meeting. In this meting we will discuss the support process in more detail exploring what it is that you would like to get out of the programme and what I am able to deliver. During this session I will also outline your rights as a client in terms of data protection, confidentiality and access to data. once this has been agreed I will then with your consent seek to gather your:

  • Demographic information
  • Sporting history
  • Explore the issue that you want addressing, including why you perceive it as an issue and why you are seeking my help.

Depending on the situation we may also complete some questionnaires to help pinpoint areas to address. At this stage, this will most likely be a performance profile.

In a team situation the meeting will take a slightly different route, where I will discuss with the primary point of contact (e.g. head coach) what it is that they feel needs addressing and what we can do to address the issues at hand.

Stage 2: Working The Issue

This stage of support consists of the main bulk of work we will do together to address the issue(s) highlighted during our initial meeting.

In a one-to-one setting this will consist of regular sessions where we will work collaboratively to address the issues. In situations where negative behaviours and emotions have been raised (anxiety about a competition, unhealthy anger etc) I will look to use Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (click here for more information) where we will explore specific situations when you experienced the relevant emotion or behaviour.

In a team setting I aim to use workshops where the entire team can explore and apply the skills we may be addressing. For example, if the issue raised by the coach is along the lines of team building, I would run an initial two sessions, the first session would be an introductory session. In this session I would introduce myself to the team, explain why I am there and what I have agreed with the coach. We would also explore the teams previous experiences (if any) of sport psychology. At the end of the session I would then use questionnaires to pinpoint issues with in the team. The second session would then look to address the points raised from the previous session. If team bonding was an issue (as highlighted by a coach) I would run a session designed to build a team motto or statement that all players can buy in to. Following this I would then seek to work with the coaches and players to underpin this statement during training sessions and other activities associated with the team environment.

Stage 3: Monitoring the Issue

At this stage the issue that was highlighted in Stage 1 has been addressed, and the focus switches to continued development and ensuring that the client does not regress. During this stage sessions will become less frequent, with more of an emphasis on monitoring progress.

Stage 4: Resolution

At the point where both of us agree that we have addressed the issues raised through out work together we will look to end the support programme. At this point we will evaluate the effectiveness of the programme, and ensure that the client is happy and satisfied with the outcome. The consultancy will have an open ending so that if you would like support in the future then this can be achieved.