How Long Before I Am Mentally Tough Enough?


Another set of questions that we get from time to time is about the total amount of time that it typically takes for us to assist someone to the point where they no longer need our expertise.

There are a couple of major factors which play a role when it comes to determining the length of the working relationship.

The first is whether or not we’re assisting you with only the mental aspects of your performance or whether we are assisting you both with the mental aspects of your performance as well as your overall mental health and wellbeing.

Of course, it should come as no surprise if we’re assisting you with both, then the process is going to take a little bit longer.

The second reason why it may take a little bit longer is to do with how ambitious your goals are.

Obviously a greater level of mental toughness is required if you are aiming for something that is particularly difficult.

Less mental toughness is therefore needed if your goals are not that hard. If your goals are particularly ambitious, then it would be likely that we would want to work with you for a greater period of time.

Having said all of that, I can inform you that the average amount of time that we typically work one-on-one with athletes, coaches, sporting officials, or non-sporting performers is about six months at an average of about one and a half to two hours per month [this is our Harrier monthly option].

So roughly speaking 10 hours of contact time spread out evenly over a half year period.

If the above has not answered your question then fill in the form on our Contact Us page and one of our performance psychologists will give you a call back on the number provided.