I finished my Master's degree of Sport and Exercise Promotion, specialising in Sport Psychology, in Jyväskylä University (SportPro, 1st year; opiskelu.jyu.fi/en/apply/programmes/sportpro). I was also awarded with European Master's of Sport and Exercise Psychology throughout research conducted in University of Thessaly, Greece. My Master's Thesis was conducted in topic of ¨Examining emotion and action patterns within Finnish elite junior ice hockey players¨, where we identified psychobiosocial markers for optimised performance in individualised manner. This grants me with applied knowledge and skills of self-regulation within variety of sports (Ice hockey, Combat sports, Fitness, Gliding, Golf, Esports etc.), e.g. producing science based preparation and recovery training for performance improvement.
I conducted my double Bachelor's degree (Psychological Science & Exercise Science) in Griffith University, Australia. I graduated in 2017.
This background allows me to work both in English and my native language Finnish. In addition, throughout the knowledge in both psychology and sports, I am qualified to combine practices from both fields, with elaborative consultation and interpersonal skills.
My own sports background is mainly in Ice Hockey, but also in Golf, Downhill Skiing, Fitness, Boxing, Lacrosse and Soccer. Throughout my experience in variety of sports, I am able to understand better and emphasise with performers. What can be challenging mentally, physically and even socially. How to prepare for challenging situations and overcome some hardships.
During my time in Australia, I started to apply Sport Psychology techniques into my own practice. It made a huge difference on a level of psychological wellbeing. Especially the preventative performance enhancement skills made me feel better about myself and my performance. Therefore I started to put emphasis on my studies to these skills, and hoped to become a sport psychology professional,being able to provide others with these skills. Read more from Consultant Philosophy.