Frequently Asked Questions
What is sport psychology ?
Sports psychology trains the mind to be a force multiplier for the physical performance. Just like your physical conditioning helps you become faster and stronger similarly mental conditioning helps you become mentally tougher.
Do you communicate with coaches/parents ?
Yes, we regularly communicate with coaches and parents. However, this is done only with the athlete's consent.
What is the difference between sport psychology and mainstream psychology?
A sport psychologist does not work with mentally ill individuals or prescribe medication but they help individuals deal with challenges, problems, coping with pressure, help them become more confident, help improve focus and motivate them to train and work harder to achieve excellence. Going to a sport psychologist does not mean an athlete is weak but it means that he/she is aware of the important role of mental training in becoming a champion.
Can I seek your services if I do not live in Pune, Mumbai or Bangalore?
Yes, we work with athletes who are not based in Pune, Mumbai or Bangalore. We conduct sessions with athletes on the telephone or video calls, and use email to provide you with your psychological training plan. We do encourage athletes to meet us if they visit Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore and also inform them if we are traveling to their cities.
What exactly does a sport psychologist help with ?
Many athletes and coaches realise the importance of the mental aspect in sport. Our first goal is to assess and profile the individual which allows us to support them with a psychological skills training program to enhance performance.
What kind of results can the typical athlete who receives sport psychology services expect to see?
Some of the expected outcomes include increase in motivation and confidence; enhance concentration and focus, effective handling of anxiety and pressure, and better performances.
What are some of the reasons that athletes seek sport psychology services?
Some of the most common reasons why athletes approach us are: stress, anxiety and pre-competition anxiety, lapses in concentration and motivation, controlling emotions, anger management, coping with injuries and setbacks, career transitions and goal accomplishment. However we recommend athletes, coaches and parents to seek services as a part of their build up to becoming a world class athlete.
Why should I work with you for my sport psychology needs?
We at Samiksha use western psychological techniques in conjunction with Indian psychology which has delivered effective results. We do not believe in the "one size fits all" kind of approach to psychological skills training and therefore design a customised program for individual athletes or teams depending on their needs.
What can both my child and I hope to gain by working with a sport psychologist ?
Sport psychology training can help sports parents and children to develop skills necessary for sport performance at an elite level and also for their holistic development. It will teach you necessary skills such as effective communication for the development of your child.
How do I book a session with a sport psychologist?
You can book your first online taster session by clicking here We also offer e-learning programs for athletes which makes it easy for them to follow their mental training from the comfort of their home. Please click here to find out about our e-learning programs.
How to use the website?
You can browse through our website to know about sport psychology, about Samiksha and to avail our services.
How do I avail the services?
Through the services tab you can go to the sub section that you would like to take up. For example: e-learning or counselling. You will then 'Add to Cart' to make a payment. To make the payment, you must register and login. After you make the payment, your services will be available to you on 'My Dashboard' which will appear on the drop down below your name on the top right of the website.
What if 'Add to Cart' option is not available?
Some of our services will be curated to your needs and thus you need to contact us to avail the service. For example: workshops or teaching.
What is Samiksha Sports
Samiksha Sports is India’s first and most trusted sport and performance psychology consultancy. You can know more about us by clicking on the “About Samiksha” section in my profile.
How will the app help me?
The app will help you build on your mental toughness as it will guide you with your mental training.
What are mental skills?
Mental skills are various mind skills that are important for you as a player. Each mental skill has two parts, first, the learning and second, the training. The training includes a mental exercise.
What is a training path?
The training path includes the mental exercises. This feature will help you access and track your daily mental exercises in an easy way on an everyday basis.
How can I track my mental training progress?
The progress tab will help you track your learning progress as well as your training progress. The training progress can also be viewed graphically.
Where can I view the sessions if I have chosen a “Plus” subscription?
You can view your sessions in the “My Profile” section of the app
Can I change the goals I want to work on?
Yes, you can re-set your goals using the filter icon on the home screen i.e., the mental skills tab.
Which languages are available?
The app is available in English. The training (i.e., the mental exercises) can be followed in Hindi as well. You can access this “setting” from My Profile.
I have booked an introduction session, how will I be contacted for the session?
Once you have booked an introduction session, our sport psychologist will contact you within 48 hours.
I want to book advanced assessments, how do I do that?
You can book advanced assessments from our website. (https://www.samiksha.co/services/online-assessment)
What if I can’t make it for the sessions that I have subscribed through the Plus subscription?
Don’t worry, you can reschedule your session until 24 hours before the session time. However, if you do not attend the session without notifying us 24 hours in advance it will be counted as a completed session
How do I redeem my points?
You can redeem your points from the “My Profile” section.
Can my coach or parent track my mental training?
Yes, your coach or parent may be able to track your mental training.
How can I pay or subscribe?
You can subscribe for a suitable plan from the “My Profile” section.
Can I cancel or get a refund for my subscription?
All our subscriptions and services are non refundable and cannot be cancelled.
Are the taxes inclusive or exclusive?
The prices are inclusive of 18% GST.
My money was deducted but the subscription was not complete. What should I do?
Do not worry, If your booking was in-complete you will receive an auto refund within 5-7 business days.
Where do I see my subscriptions?
You can see your subscriptions in the “My Profile” section.
How do I pay for my subscription?
You can make a payment through multiple modes like debit card payment, credit card payment, net banking, UPI and other payment wallets.
My coupon code is not working. What should I do?
Please check the expiry date of the coupon code and use the coupon code before the expiry.
I am unable to redeem my points. What should I do?
Please check the expiry date of your points and use the points before they expire. If the problem still persists please write to us.
Can I use the same details to login the app and web?
Yes, you can use the same details for the app and web login.
How can I edit my profile?
You can edit a few details from your profile from the “My Profile” section on the app.