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Sports Psychology

Since founding his sports psychology practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Forrest has worked with numerous clients, teams and organizations, including Emanuel Steward, Dusty Baker, the Grand Rapids Rampage, and Jeff Mayweather.

Sports psychology might also be called "mental conditioning," which is the process by which the mind is induced to adopt certain mental patterns, images, or tendencies in order to enhance performance.

Mental conditioning is based on a number of principles and techniques, like:

Goal setting

Goal setting serves two major purposes. It is a basis for motivation and it directs behavior. Goal-setting theory states that people are motivated to work toward goals when they have consciously accepted those goals.

Creative visualization

Creative visualization is a powerful tool for increasing confidence and motivation. Experimental and clinical psychologists have proven that the human nervous system cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and an experience imagined vividly and in detail.

Positive self-talk

Positive self-talk can be the most convincing message that we ever receive. One of the most powerful influences on an athlete's performance, attitude, and personality is what he says to himself, especially during competition.

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniques can help to relieve anxiety, stress, and tension, which will improve concentration, focus, and performance. The lower the stress and anxiety level of an athlete, the better the performance.

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About Dr Lennox Forrest
Dr. Forrest is a licensed psychologist whose practice focuses on relationship management, marriage counseling, family counseling, anger and stress management, and sports psychology. He is a Jewish psychologist, providing faith-based counsel for his patients who seek it.

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