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Sport Psychology

Sport psychology can cover all aspects of performance enhancement (athletes, businesspeople and other individuals) including but not limited to:

  • Building self-confidence
  • Performance profiling and effective goal-setting for peak performance
  • Overcoming nerves
  • Building positivity, including moving on from errors or negative experiences
  • Controlling anger
  • Leadership skills and training
  • Harnessing the power of imagery
  • Mental preparation for peak performance
  • Focus enhancement
  • Injury prevention, rehabilitation, and management – strategies to avoid reinjury, expedite the physical and emotional healing process, and build self-confidence in returning to activity
  • Communicating more effectively with your coach or athletes

Exercise and Health Psychology

Making (and maintaining) positive changes in our health behaviours can be hard work, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you are just starting out with exercise, or already a long term exerciser, you can achieve more, and be less stressed, with the right techniques! Areas of discussion can include:

  • Setting (and achieving!) inspirational goals
  • Getting, and staying motivated
  • The role of exercise in stress management, depression and anxiety prevention, and general wellbeing
  • Relaxation techniques to deal with stress, anxiety, and pain management
  • Sleep therapy to assist insomnia and improve sleep quality
  • Weight management strategies
  • Exercise adherence – overcoming barriers such as a lack of motivation, lack of time, lack of support, or pain experiences
  • Fitting in exercise and other healthy behaviours
  • Behaviour change, including quitting smoking and starting exercise
  • Understanding and managing exercise related injuries
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General Counselling

This can encompass most issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, conflict management, and personal development. If helpful, Emma can liaise with your GP and other allied health providers to ensure co-ordinated treatment. TAC and WorkCover clients are welcome. Many clients are eligible for a rebate through Medicare – please contact Emma to discuss

Boosting Academic and Career Achievement

Performing at your best in your studies or career is vital. Everyone can achieve more, and be less stressed, with the right techniques!

Areas for discussion can include:

  • Career planning - setting (and achieving!) inspirational goals
  • Getting, and staying motivated
  • Communication and assertiveness skills
  • Relaxation techniques to deal with stress and anxiety
  • Killer exam techniques and study skills for students
  • Personal time management and organisation
  • Public speaking tips and techniques
  • Crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Transitions
  • Weight management, exercise adherence, and health behaviours
  • The role of exercise in stress management and wellbeing

Contact Details

Emma Hall - Vashti Performance Services

T: 0414 710 536