Welcome to the BU Sport & Performance Psychology Team!

Our “Why”

Sports, music, theater, and the performing arts are demanding disciplines that require the ability to manage high-pressure situations and perform consistently at your best. Our team can help.

Who We Are

We are a team of Sport & Performance Psychology Masters and Doctoral students in the BU Wheelock College of Education and Human Development who are passionate about helping teams, athletes, musicians, actors, dancers, and other performers perform their best and thrive in the process. We work under the supervision of BU Wheelock faculty members to provide services to BU teams and athletes, CFA students, and Ryan Center patients. Services will be provided by advanced graduate students receiving comprehensive training and supervision in sport, performance and exercise psychology. Students are pursuing designation as Certified Mental Performance Consultants through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, highlighting their commitment to ethical, competent, and professional practice. 

What We Do

We provide performance enhancement training. Alongside the strategic, technical and physical coaching that athletes/performers receive, Performance Enhancement Training adds a focus on mental skills and preparation and can have a tremendous impact on overall well-being and performance. We provide teams and individuals with training in mental skills that have been shown to improve performance and make it more consistent. 

Performance Enhancement Training can help athletes and performers:

  • Maintain the attention, focus, thoughts, and emotions that lead to optimal performance
  • Manage and regulate emotions to achieve consistent performance
  • Remove mental and emotional blocks that are getting in the way of optimal performance
  • Strengthen the ability to perform under pressure
  • Conquer performance and audition/try-out anxiety and fears of choking
  • Set specific performance goals 
  • Develop a plan for handling stress, setbacks and challenges in training, competition, auditions, and performances
  • Overcome the effects of injury or a poor performance

Find out more about our services and how to set up a meeting with one of our team members