Everybody knows how important focus is when performing in bowling… “Stay focused” is often a comment from coaches or teammates or even something you “say” to yourself… What should athletes and coaches focus on to enhance performance; How can we stay focused and perform when the situation changes; When losing ourselves in the situation – how do we regain “control" over our mind and body?
In this workshop, we’ll take the starting point in the PSR theory and its application in bowling. We’ll look into the various situations where athletes and coaches are perceived to struggle with focus and performance, trying to understand how to address and work with our amazing “brain” in a concrete and tangible way.
When we can no longer change the situation ... we face the challenge of changing ourselves.
LOUISE SONNE SCHJELLERUP
My own sports career as a figure skater was the pistol for my passion and interest for the sport psychology and the possibilities in the sport performance lying within this aspect.
I choose a university degree in sport from which I decided to focus on the psychology in a performance enhancing perspective. Halmstad Högskola served me the perfect opportunities and three years later I left Sweden with a European Master degree in sport and exercise psychology.
Since October 2008 I have worked as a fulltime sport psychological consultant at Team Danmark working with individual athletes, national teams and coaches from: ice hockey table tennis, bowling, water-skiing, cycling, figure skating, ice hockey, shooting, handball, tennis, swimming, military battle, dressage - and jump riding, kayak, ballroom dancing, handicap sport (dressage, swimming, track and field, table tennis) etc. In addition to this I have worked as the national sport psychologist at competitions, several Europeans, Worlds and the Paralympics 2012 and doing workshops and educational programs for athletes and coaches across sports.
In 2014 I moved to Sweden continuing my work, focusing particular on the Swedish national teams in bowling – from junior to senior, working with the players, the team and the coaches.