Improving Performance and Well-being in Sport
In any sport, the three key elements required for optimum performance is a combination of technical skills, physical conditioning and psychological readiness. Sport and performance psychology can enhance performance in various ways ranging from improving consistency, confidence, motivation and concentration to emotional control.
Nanaki is a Chartered Sport and Performance Psychologist under the British Psychological Society (BPS) who helps athletes from all backgrounds, age groups and abilities improve their performance and achieve their sporting ambitions.
Additionally, she also applies psychological principles associated with sporting excellence to other fields such as academics, business and performing arts.
“The focus of my practice is not only to enhance the performance of an athlete, but also to apply an equal emphasis on their overall wellbeing.” – Nanaki J. Chadha
Nanaki offers a range of services Sport and Performance Psychology Services
A Multidimensional Approach to Improve Sport Performance
Nanaki offers a range of services which encompasses individual, team and group-based consultations to address a multitude of challenges that athletes face while performing in sport.
Nanaki’s Clients Testimonials Experiences and Reflections
As a practicing sport and performance psychologist, Nanaki has worked with athletes, teams, coaches, parents and sports clubs to foster growth in performance. Here is what her clients have to say about their experience:
“I have known Nanaki for the past five years. In that time I have seen the strength of her work at close quarters. She has the ability to form strong professional relationships with athletes and coaches and deliver high quality psychological interventions for increased well-being and performance”
Dr. Brian Hemmings
C.Psychol; AFBPsS; FBASES, HCPC Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist
“We consulted Nanaki with respect to my 12 year old daughter. We met on a number of occasions in the late summer of 2017. The issue requiring input was one of debilitating nervousness prior to competitive swimming events. Nanaki had a gentle approach in engaging with this young teenager, which allowed her to relax during the discussions. She helped my daughter understand the mechanism behind her anxiety, and also offered an approachfor her to employ with a view to overcoming the physical effects of the nervousness. This proved helpful in subsequent competitions, and my daughter was able to swim with only a little trepidation. She managed to attain a number of personal best times in the galas which followed.”
Father of a 12-year old swimmer
“I am a professional golfer playing on the Indian and Asian tour and I understand the importance of training the mind in addition to the body to achieve optimal performance. Working with Nanaki on the mental aspect of my game deemed beneficial and has helped me overcome some of my sporting challenges. Since undertaking sport psychology sessions with Nanaki, I feel calmer on the golf course during competitions. Nanaki has helped me build my self-confidence and now I am more definitive in my approach and can commit 100% to every shot with limited negative chatter. Overall, the sessions were invaluable and have helped me become more self-aware as an athlete. Most importantly, I am thinking better on and off the golf course now and it has also helped me in my personal life and resulted inpeace of mind.”
Professional golfer, Indian and Asian tour India
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