April 22, 2020
Dr. Peter Temple has over 20 years of experience helping adolescents and adults overcome a variety of challenges including: depression, anxiety, anger management, confidence/self-esteem, social skills, relationships issues, and general angst related to the quality of their lives. He employs a pragmatic approach that seeks to engage the client as a partner, help them create a vision (goals) that excites them, and give them the skills, strategies and confidence needed to realize that vision.
Dr. Temple is also the founder and president of Mind’s Eye Sports Performance which works with athletes, entertainers and executives to help them maximize their potential and succeed at the highest level.
Dr. Temple is a graduate of Geneva Community High School. He received a B.A. from DePauw University and earned his Doctorate, with honors, from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
The Athlete’s Mind – Untapped Potential: Mind’s Eye Sports Performance was created to give serious high school and collegiate athletes the opportunity to develop their mental game in the same way they work to develop their physical skills and abilities. Mind’s Eye believes that this is a vastly untapped resource for young athletes and seeks to give them tools to maximize their potential and experience success on and off the field.
Mind’s Eye Sports Performance assesses and develops 5 Mental Mechanics. These Mental Mechanics are fundamental behaviors and insights that form the mental foundation for athletic success (A.K.A. Mental Toughness). They are as important to an athlete’s success as the proper stance, the correct grip, a fluid swing, or a sound throwing motion.
Once an athlete is exposed to these Mental Mechanics they can (a) work to develop them to their full potential just like any other aspect of performance, and (b) utilize the new tools and techniques when they train and compete to add a critical dimension to their game. Mind’s Eye Mental Mechanics provide athletes a huge, and largely untapped, resource for their continued development.
Building these mechanics not only improves performance, but also contributes significantly to an athlete’s overall satisfaction and enjoyment of the sports they play. Mental Mechanics are also infinitely transferable to life beyond ones playing days and can facilitate success in any endeavor.
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Athletes work hard in practice, putting in the time and the grind, but when it comes to game time, sometimes they miss the mark. They know they’re capable of more—and their coaches and trainers know it, too—but when the lights are on them, and the pressure rises, they often underperform.
The truth is, physical training is only one part of any athlete’s game. The mental game is just as important, yet in young athletes, mindset is almost never a focus in development and practice—and it’s costing them results.
In Playing in the Box, renowned sports psychologist Dr. Pete Temple describes how young athletes can use simple mental exercises to relax, improve, and achieve their goals on and off the field or court. If you’ve ever struggled in competition, Dr. Temple’s practical approach will help you develop confidence, drive, and resilience, so you can bounce back from setbacks, relax when the game gets tense, and reach your full potential.