In Sports Injuries, retirement and burnout have different effects on an athlete’s psychology. Sports counseling with Kathrin Winkler Therapy, LLC can help. Located in Costa Mesa, CA.
Injuries in sports effect an athletes psychology
After your injury you just don’t feel yourself anymore. You feel lonely, maybe more sad or angry and have lost your drive. You even have experienced changes in your appetite and sleep patterns. Self doubt and other upsetting thoughts keep creeping in your head. Even though you want to come back and start practicing as soon as possible, your body just does not cooperate. Thoughts of quitting or uncertainty if you ever are going to compete again appear. Call me and let me support you through this tough time. Counseling and therapy may guide you to a better self and open your mind to work on things, which you prior had no time for.
Retirement in sports can feel like a loss of a loved one
Your sport was your life for years. Most of your friends and acquaintances know you through your sport or are athletes themselves. You keep missing the rush of competing and being popular for your special athletic skills. Your daily routine is thrown out of wag by retiring from your sport. You have no idea what to do with yourself anymore and maybe even struggle with changes in your physique. You maybe have never thought about what to do after your sports and feel overwhelmed setting new goals while grieving your sports career. Allow me to assist you and be on your side in this difficult time. I do understand what you are going through and have been there myself. Counseling will allow you to freely talk about it and maybe find new meaning. Call me to schedule your free 15 minute face to face consultation.
Burnout in sports is preventable
Practicing daily, having to follow an eating, practice and daily routine seems to have gotten the best of you. What once was your passion and favorite thing to do turned into a burden and weight that you just seem to not get rid off. Maybe the only thing you are looking forward to is the end of your current sports season, which just appears so far away. Athletic burnout is real and the cause for various sports enthusiasts to stop what they have worked on for many years. If you are feeling like quitting but are not sure if this really is the right choice to do, call me. In my counseling sessions we can collaborate on options, techniques and life style changes that may allow you to overcome these thoughts or help you feel better about your decision.