Gettin’ Gritty with Dr. J is a podcast about building mental toughness on and off the field. Dr. Julie Wiernik is a licensed sports psychologist with over 20 years of experience in improving athlete performance and overall mental health. If you’re an athlete, parent, coach, or just someone who wants to become a grittier human being, this is the podcast for you.

Mental Resilience in Sports: Building Confidence and Overcoming Anxiety

In the world of sports, where physical prowess often takes center stage, there lies a hidden battle that athletes and coaches face. It’s the battle against performance anxiety and the fear of failure that can cripple even the most talented individuals. But what if I told you that even the brightest stars in sports share this struggle? That behind their victories and glory, there lies a vulnerability that few acknowledge. Join us as we unveil the unexpected twist in their stories, revealing the raw truth that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. Brace yourself for a revelation that will change the way you view sports forever.

In this episode, you will be able to:

Discover how to combat performance anxiety and overcome the daunting fear of failure in sports.
Unlock the vital role of passion and genuine interest in driving your sports career.
Master the art of striking a balance between passion and discipline for ultimate success in sports.
Learn the value of accepting and embracing errors as an important component in your sports journey.
Develop excellent mental preparation strategies, effective routines, and motivational self-talk skills to achieve peak performance in your sport.