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Power Up! Education and Developmental Psychology Conference 2012

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Power Up! Education and Developmental Psychology Conference 2012

  1. 1. ® POWER UP! USING PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid TO COMPETE AT YOUR BEST. ® PARTICIPANT WORKBOOKFriday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  2. 2. To receive a brochure about Power Up! Email: info@quirkykid.com.au Subject: Send me Power Up © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  3. 3. POWER UP! 2012 Educational and Developmental Conference ® Psychologist Belinda Jones © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid POWER UP! ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP! USING PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY
  4. 4. The Power Up program is designed for young people who are involved in sports, music, performance or academics in a competitive way. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  5. 5. Goal Setting Self Talk Imagery > Setting short, medium > Using self talk > Developing multi- and long term goals to assist in skill sensory mental development, rehearsal skills > Focusing on process emotional control vs. outcome goals > Using imagery for and effective skill development, > Assessment for performance emotional control targeting areas of > Identifying and and effective focused development re-working negative performance self talk or cognitive distortions Focus and Arousal Regulation Competition Attentional Control > Identifying arousal Planning > Identifying the four states > Being prepared styles of focusing > Identifying disparity > Being responsible > Applying the four between actual and for yourself styles of focusing to required arousal your pursuit focused states > Being Media-Ready! development > Apply techniques to Power Up! or Cool Down ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  6. 6. Rationale • Many children and adolescents are participating in activities that require them to prepare and perform “on the day”. • These events are more than just leisure or fun, they involve a serious commitment of time, energy and (their parent’s) finances. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  7. 7. Rationale • The majority of adults who “perform” professionally or at an elite level, such as athletes, musicians, performing artists or politicians began their involvement with this activity under the age of ten, either participating in their chosen activity, or a related activity. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  8. 8. Rationale • The majority of psychologists who specialise in working with performance issues, such as Sport Psychologists, do not generally work with children and adolescents, and may not be specifically trained in issues relating to developmental psychology. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  9. 9. Rationale • The majority of psychologists who specialise in working with children and adolescents, such as Educational and Developmental Psychologists, do not generally work with elite performance issues, and may not be specifically trained in this area. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  10. 10. Rationale • The Power Up! program is designed to bridge the gap for both Sport and Performance specialists and child and adolescent specialists such as Educational and Developmental Psychologists. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  11. 11. Developmental Performance Psychology? Psychology? ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
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  13. 13. context of performance • Children and adolescents may train or practice up to 40 hours a week. Some may have significantly altered or restricted their lifestyle to accommodate these demands. • It is important to alter our frame of reference to understand this context. If we view a family’s lifestyle from a “normal” lens, many of the family’s choices may appear dysfunctional. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  14. 14. context of performance • Being able to “get” the context will be fundamental for children, adolescents and families to feel safe to work with a psychologist in managing the demands of an elite pathway. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  15. 15. context of performance • Network with your local sports clubs, dance or drama schools or educational institutions and observe training and competition. • Learn about the different levels of competition and performance and develop an understanding of the line between recreational and career-focused participation. • Become educated about the “lingo” of the activity. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  16. 16. Skill Development • All children, and some adolescents are in a developmental phase of their journey towards the top of their field. • The psychological skill of mental rehearsal/imagery has been found to improve skill development and retention of motor skills in young children. Taktek, Zinsser & St.-John (2008). © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  17. 17. Performance Anxiety • Child and adolescents have similar experiences of performance anxiety to adults. • Grossbard, Smith, Smoll & Cumming (2009) found that 9-14 year old sport participants reported distinct experiences of somatic anxiety, cognitive anxiety and disruption to concentration as a result of this anxiety. © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  18. 18. performance anxiety ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  19. 19. performance anxiety 1. Helpful things can be“relax”, what you “strong arms”, “soft body e.g. “stretch!”, about “power”, are doing with your hands”, “keep it smooth”. a. Choose some words that might help your body do what it needs to do. 2. They can question”,what you are focusingthe instructions”, “keep “read the be about “who’s free?”, “follow on e.g. “look around”, your place”. a. Choose some words that might help you focus. ® POWER UP! © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky KidFriday, 23 November 12
  20. 20. performance anxiety 3. Theybody betelling me it is ready!”, “Everyone “stay cool”, “my can is about what you are feeling, e.g. feels nervous, a. Choose some words that might help you manage your feelings. 4. They can out about what is happening e.g.and then 1 out answer 2 be of 5 questions from section A “OK I need to of 2 questions for section B”, “play number 5”, “My line is coming up”. a. Choose some words that might help you keep track of what’s happening. ® © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky KidFriday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  21. 21. Power Up! Includes: + 103 pages workbook + Facilitator’s Manual + Presentation file + Revenue options + Referrals © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  22. 22. POWER UP! Published by Book an Information session: Available through Quirky Kid + ACER ® E info@quirkykid.com.au T +61 2 9362 9297 www.quirkykid.com.au/shop © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
  23. 23. To receive a brochure about Power Up! Email: info@quirkykid.com.au Subject: Send me Power Up © - Copyright 2012 - Quirky Kid ®Friday, 23 November 12 POWER UP!
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