Sports Chaplaincy UK presents a one-day conference
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, CHAPLAINCY & FAITH
WORKING TOGETHER FOR WELL-BEING & PERFORMANCE
Thursday 20th April, 2017, 9.45 – 4.30 pm (Registration from 9am)
Venue: Shannon Conference Suite; St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London TW1 4SX
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 offer 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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Fee: £25.00. Fee includes lunch and refreshments.
For further information:
Call - 07879 820601
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org