SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, CHAPLAINCY & FAITH WORKING TOGETHER FOR WELL-BEING & PERFORMANCE
When: Thursday 20th April 2017
Where: St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London
Sport Psychology, Chaplaincy & Faith: Working Together for Well-being &Performance Thursday 20th April, 2017
Shannon Conference Suite; St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham.
There is growing literature examining links between spirituality and sport psychology and there are now a growing number of Latin American, European, African and British athletes where faith is central in their culture and lives. There is a need for sport psychologists to better understand the relevance of faith to fully serve the needs of these athletes.
Chaplaincy in sport has significantly increased over the last 10 years, mainly under the auspices of Sports Chaplaincy UK, which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Sports chaplains o er pastoral and spiritual support to all at a club, and there is clear overlap with sport psychologists in both the role and skillsets.
With sport becoming increasingly commercialised and highly pressured, many more incidences of pastoral needs including mental health problems, addictive behaviour and relationship breakdowns are occurring. The faith of the individual is often significant in addressing these needs. Several examples now exist where a closer working relationship between chaplain and psychologist has enhanced support for the psychological and emotional wellbeing of players.
This day is designed to raise greater awareness amongst both groups and to forge closer working relationships and alliances to the benefit of all involved in sport.
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