To achieve your peak performance, especially when you are under pressure, you need to know how to calm your body, how to calm your mind, how to develop a progressive and supportive inner dialogue and be able to deliberately direct your focus and attention where is it most valuable. These are skills that need to be learned and practised ahead of time, so they are there for you when you need them.
Science shows us that how you perceive the situation, and how you feel about your ability to meet the challenges before you, affects how your body responds and impacts what chemicals are released. So by learning these skills, you are not just improving your experience and enjoyment, you can influence how your body responds physically.
By learning to utilise a range of psychological skills including focused attention, intent, expectancy, belief and your imagination, you can learn how to manage your state and truly fulfil your potential.