WellU Mental Training Articles
Nerissa Periola continues to explore the difficulties Black Athletes face in regards to how their achievements are viewed from the outside world. In this post, there is a special focus on Black Female Athletes experiences in sport. The article also acknowledges the challenges of assimilating within specific sport sub-cultures.
Nerissa Periola takes a closer look at the experiences of a number of black athletes. challenged by the preconceived notions associated with the color of their skin. Part II examines the daily situations they find themselves in and how they work through the stereotypes associated with other people’s belief systems and behaviors.
Nerissa Periola dives into the experiences of a number of black athletes who were interviewed at the collegiate and high school level. She explores what it is like to join a team and step out onto the court and field looking differently than everyone else and knowing you stand out. Explore the mental approach of these individuals as Part I sets the stage for this 6 part series.
Nerissa Periola and WellU share the story of mental health challenges related to sport injury. The turmoil and loss of self that an athlete experiences when they are no longer able to participate in sport because of physical injury is tremendous. Read through this emotional road to physical, mental, and emotional recovery as Nerissa provides what she wished she would have had for support along the rocky road to return to health and sport.
Nerissa Periola and WellU mental coaches highlight the most important job coaches have during these unprecedented times for their athletes and teams. In this article, readers learn ideas in how to stay socially connected with their athletes while being forced to stay physically distant. We may not know when we will be able to get back to training the physical side of our sport but we can train the mental side right now.
Nerissa Periola shares the rocky road she faced in her attempt to return to the game of basketball after a severe career threatening injury. She highlights the mental ups and downs she faced as she attempted to define her own self-identity along her recovery process. Discover what she learned in the end of her windy journey.
Kamila Tan shares her research on the topic of Resilience. How resilience is defined? What attributes make some athletes more resilient than others? What you can do to become more resilient? These questions and more addressed in this article.
Ami Strutin-Belinoff, LMFT, CMPC explores three important steps for any athlete and person to follow to start building their resiliency mental muscles. Example athletes are shared as well!
Ami Strutin-Belinoff, LMFT, CMPC shares his research on the topic of motivation within athletes. Examining motivation with three perspectives in mind and how to create a climate which meets athletes and peoples motivational needs to sustain it over the long-term.
Ami Strutin-Belinoff, LMFT, CMPC explores three applicable ways to help athletes develop intrinsic motivation. While motivation comes from within a person, coaches, parents, and supporters of their career can also facilitate an optimal environment which helps the athlete through the highs and lows of their career.