In an effort to provide Power and Grace affiliated athletes, and the weightlifting community at large, with access to forms of continuing education grounded in evidence and experience- we are excited to offer a Sports Psychology Webinar Series with Dr. Matthew Myrvik.
Sports Psychology Webinar Series with Dr. Matthew Myrvik
Through his experience in working with athletes within the field of weightlifting, Dr. Myrvik has noticed several common themes. First, weightlifting is about a strive for perfection. Although this approach can lead to amazing results, it can result in challenges. Second, weightlifting can be a long, tedious grind with slow results. Although this is the chosen path, it can be a struggle with motivation. Finally, although success is measured in weight, it is also measured in victories and with competition can come nerves and confidence concerns. The aim of this series of webinars is to provide weightlifters with strategies to address the struggles that come with a perfection-based sport (first webinar), sustained goals/motivation for success (second webinar), and competition anxiety and confidence (third webinar).
Dr. Matthew Myrvik is a licensed psychologist specializing in sport psychology. He is nationally qualified as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and is a registered Sport Psychologist with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of North Dakota. Upon completion of doctoral training, Dr. Myrvik completed post-doctoral fellowship training at the University of Michigan Health Systems with a focus on medical issues and pain. He currently holds a license through PsycPact to see athletes in 38 states. Dr. Myrvik specializes in working with adolescent, collegiate, professional, and elite athletes. Collectively, Dr. Myrvik brings a broad background of experience and knowledge in working with athletes at all levels and has extensive experience within the weightlifting community. For more information about Dr. Myrvik and his practice see his website.
This seminar will run live on September 26th, October 24th, and November 28th from 7:00pm CST to 8:00pm CST. Access is free to all P&G affiliated athletes – reach out to admin@powerandgraceperformance or your coach directly for access.
The series includes the following topics:
1. Navigating Perfection Based Sport
2. Sustained Goals and Motivation
3. Competition Anxiety and Confidence
Q and A with Dr. Myrvik: Each webinar will include 15 minutes of question and answer.
Included in this package is a PDF of the slide deck from the original live seminar; as well as, access to the recorded sessions.