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Sports Psychology and How Sports Psychologists can help Athletes: Susanna Mathew

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Calendar Icon15 December 2021

Sports Psychology and How Sports Psychologists can help Athletes is a topic that is not much explored. At the same time, the mental health of athletes and mental health, in general, has been the topic of many debates lately.

There is a lot of misconception out there which suggests that athletes are generally immune to stress and other mental health issues but several studies suggest that athletes reported symptoms of depression at a similar rate to the general population. A long list of athletes has opened up about the same as well with names like Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and Kevin Love among others being the most notable ones.

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Along with this, there is added pressure on athletes when it comes to preparation and performance for sporting events. This is where the help of a Sports Psychologists comes in.

Combat Fitness Cult Assistant Coach Susanna Mathew gives a brief idea about Sports Psychology and talks how Sports Psychologists can help athletes. Susanna holds a degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her post-graduation in Sports Psychology.

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She is currently working as an Assistant Coach in Combat Fitness Cult which is one of the top Combat Sports Gym in Kochi at the moment having produced national and international champions. You can watch the complete video featuring Susanna below.

You can see the Time Code for the video below as well.

  • 00:21 – What Sports Psychologists do
  • 01:28 – Pressure on Athletes during competition
  • 03:12 – How Sports Psychologists can help with injuries

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