|Date:||March 5th, 2019 from 2:00pm to3:00pm America/Toronto|
Speaker Bio: Dr. Amber Mosewich
Dr. Amber Mosewich is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on stress, coping, and emotion in sport. A key directive of her work is to understand the psychological skills and resources necessary to facilitate successful, healthy, and positive sport experiences and how best to foster their development. While her main connection to sport at this point in time is research, but she does some mental skills consulting and has prior experience as an athlete.
Title: How to enhance and support resilience in your athletes
Sport presents numerous demands for athletes, and athletes differ in how they respond to the challenges they encounter. When faced with demands, we want athletes to be “resilient”, but what does it mean to be “resilient” and how can athletes be supported in this quest? This webinar will provide an overview of current empirical evidence surrounding resilience in sport and explore strategies to support and enhance resilience in athletes. Particular emphasis will be placed on psychosocial skills and resources with the potential to provide individuals with the necessary support to manage the demands of sport and work toward their goals in an adaptive manner. Consideration of the roles of those working with athletes, such as physiotherapists, athletic therapists, and coaches in development, promotion, and intervention efforts will also be explored.