I offer sport psychology consulting to help you perform your best. Athletes, dancers, musicians, and other performing artists recognize the importance of focused physical training to perform at the highest level. What often separates elite performers from others, however, is their use of psychological skills to manage arousal, anxiety, and distractibility when high-level performance is essential.
I can help you with
- Goal identification, clarification, tracking, and evaluation
- Arousal management and relaxation training
- Coaching strategies
- Behavior modification for aggression, eating disordered behavior, and skill development
- Adherence to diet or exercise programs
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist, Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and former competitive dancer. I maintain a blog with articles on strength and conditioning, sport psychology, and performance nutrition at joelminden.com. Much of my writing concerns dancers, gymnasts, skaters, and other aesthetic athletes. You can find my articles in Psychology Today, Alan Aragon’s Research Review, American Dancer Magazine, Dance Archives, and The Dance Training Project.