Making Good Decisions in Poker

In sport psychology, emotions can be understood as different forms of energy. Learning to regulate and channel that energy effectively is one of the five core mental skills of high performance. Mental performance is optimized within an ideal energy zone, unique to each person. Too little energy, and performance will suffer due to boredom and … Continued

How Meditation Can Improve High Pressure Performance

Meditation improves self-awareness, concentration, and self-control. Building these skills will help with performance consistency, particularly in extremely high pressure situations like the ones faced by first responders. When the pressure is on, or when you experience a threatening situation, you instinctively experience a stress response that prompts automatic reactions which tend to decrease your level … Continued

Our Process

When you contact SportStrata, you will first have an informational conversation with one of our performance coordinators. They will find out more about your performance goals and recommend a mental performance coach that best suits your needs. Our coordinators will assist you in arranging your first appointment to sharpen your goals and develop your personalized performance program. Initially, you … Continued

What is Performance Anxiety?

“I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment.” –Stephen Curry Most people think of anxiety as something that happens automatically in response to a stressful event or in anticipation of something bad happening – … Continued

How to be “Objectively Optimistic”

Fundamentally, most performance psychologists and mental conditioning coaches like myself agree that one of the most important aspects of being successful in leadership, business and the rest of life is to be positive and optimistic. But positivity gets a bad rap these days. When we have negative results, optimism may not only seem misplaced, but … Continued