“Strong Mind, Strong Body” Interview Series from The Culture of Sports for CollegeAD featuring Sports Psychologist Dr. Caroline Silby
Last week CollegeAD highlighted several athletic departments taking proactive steps to address the mental health issues that student-athletes face. Lead by many student-athletic academic councils, mental health has become a main area of focus for the NCAA as the association strives to improve the student-athlete experience. Some departments have turned to sports psychologists in aims to help student-athletes both on and off the field. But how exactly can a sports psychologist shape strong minds?
Jonathan Yates recently had the opportunity to talk with Sports Psychologist Dr. Caroline Silby as part of The Culture of Sports “Strong, Mind, Strong Body” interview series. Among the topics Dr. Silby covers is a technique called mindfulness training. Mindfulness training teaches athletes to manage their thoughts and allow those thoughts to be there in a non-judgmental way, allowing athletes to better filter thoughts during high-pressure situations.
The “Strong, Mind, Strong Body” interview series will highlight different mental health topics each month.