Sports & Happiness


Dr. Weibel offers sports, positive psychology, or wellness counseling or coaching for people that want to increase their levels of wellness, happiness, sports performance, peak performance, self-actualization, and/or self-transcendence. Yes, this sounds like a lot, but they are interrelated. This is positive counseling for people who want to thrive.

Within this model we emphasize strengths and recognize the potential for positive states, meaning, self-actualization and even self-transcendence. We will use knowledge and techniques from clinical psychology, health psychology, sports and performance psychology, and positive psychology.

Below are overlapping areas on which we can focus. You can choose one, or we can hit all three.

Positive Psychology

Happiness

Empathy & Compassion

Gratitude & Forgiveness

Meaning

Self-Actualization & Transcendence

Sports & Peak Performance

Goals

Visualization

Arousal & Relaxation

Mindfulness

Flow/In the Zone

 Wellness

Stress Management

Relaxation

Eating & Exercise

Meaning

Connectedness 

 

Wellness

A majority of disease and illness has behavioral linkages if not direct causes. Thus, the decisions we make with our minds such as the overs: over-thinking, stressing, eating, smoking, drinking, drugging, shopping, gambling, or sexing, obviously affect our bodies. As a culture, most of us do not exercise enough, while a select few of us grind our joints to dust with compulsive workouts. We seem to have forgotten how to relax. Experts such as physicians and nutritionists can give us information about how we should live, but we still have trouble doing those things. We know that we can be healthier and happier if we only eat well, rest, exercise, find outlets for our creativity, and connect with others.

You will consult with your doctor and other professionals to determine what a healthy lifestyle means for you. We will discuss your goals, motivation, resistance, emotions, and decisions to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. We will work at a holistic or systemic level, realizing that negative factors such as excess stress or positive factors such as love affect your entire system, your entire being.

Sports & Peak Performance

We will use techniques from the fields of sports psychology, positive psychology, and peak performance to help you perform at your best on the field or in the workplace. We can explore what is meaningful to you to help you find your passion. We will assess your character strengths and help you apply them. We will also use relaxation, visualization, and mindfulness techniques to help you quiet self-criticism, focus, and perform at your best, hopefully reaching flow or in the zone states more frequently.

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology serves as a corrective to the fact that medicine and psychology have focused on removal of disease and disorder rather than the promotion of wellness and health. Positive psychology began in the 1960’ with humanistic psychology and was greatly energized starting in 2000. There is now a wide body of research indicating which lifestyle factors and conditions are associated with happiness and life satisfaction. Cultivating mindfulness, finding flow, savoring experiences, practicing gratitude, deepening relationships, serving others, finding meaning, and connecting to something larger than the self can influence our wellbeing and life satisfaction. We can use positive psychology to help you reach your own goals, whether to increase happiness, discover meaning, or enhance connectedness.

Fees

Insurance will not be billed, as insurance only pays for medically necessary treatments based upon a diagnosis of disorder. Medicine has been designed to bring the unwell back to their baseline. Here we are aiming for increased thriving, moving above our previous baseline.

First session (90 minutes)                               $200

Subsequent sessions (50 minutes)                  $125

 

Sliding scale rates are available based on all sources of income, including family resources.

For more information contact d@drweibel.com,  215-779-5575