Having the right mindset is arguably one of the hardest parts of attaining success. Furthermore, this is true regardless of which field you work in or which sport you play. That’s why today’s guest, sports psychologist Tim Zeddies, PhD, has devoted his career to helping athletes of all ages and abilities reach their full potential.
Tim first spent 10 years as the team Psychologist at University of Texas athletics. After that, he shifted to private practice. Moreover, he chose to focus on helping anyone who’s looking to improve their performance in sport and in life … from professional athletes to weekend warriors.
In this episode of Carter Physiotherapy’s Active Austin Podcast, we cover a ton of actionable strategies and techniques that can improve your results, even if you’re NOT an athlete!
Specifically, we chat with sports psychologist Tim Zeddies about:
- What brings athletes to seek his help and the common mental hurdles he helps them overcome
- Similarities he sees in many athletes and how his customized services help them resolve (and even use) anxiety and fear
- The approach he uses with athletes to detoxify their beliefs and help them become the best they can be
- How confronting unconscious fears allows athletes to become better at their sports or events
- Using visualization to help athlete clients develop “muscle memory” in the brain to allow for better performance during the actual event
- The reasons it’s important for athletes to visualize failure as well as success
- Why athletes who balance inward and outward focus are often playing at a higher level than those who don’t balance their focus as well
- Teaching a client to “think twice” to improve interactions with other people
- Benefits of starting small and with a lower bar
- Digging into how people’s motivation can lead to over-training and injury
- Aging gracefully as an athlete
- Making exercise a social event to improve motivation and the sustainability of healthy habits
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Tim’s private practice
- Austin Fit Magazine – Austin’s Fittest Competition
- Of The Lion Fitness
- Dane’s Body Shop
- Stronghorn Fitness
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