Michael Inglis has been working in the mental health field for 13 years having completed his Masters In Sport Psychology at Victoria University in 2008. Michael has worked in community, hospital, corporate settings and more recently in private practice since 2009. He has worked with both adults & adolescents through his work with Headspace.
Michael’s approach with athletes & teams is holistic as he focuses on strategies to assist performance. He recognises how personal issues ‘off the field’ can impact on an athletes enjoyment of their chosen sport & outcome performance. His theoretical framework is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where he introduces both cognitive & behavioural strategies that assist athletes to best manage themselves at training or during performances.
Since 2010, Michael has been a consultant with the AFLPA working with athletes from multiple sporting backgrounds including; cycling, basketball, AFL, golf & netball. In addition he has worked with junior triathletes, distance runners and athletes from adventure sports and AFL juniors in the TAC Under 18.
Michael specialises in anxiety management, goal setting, self-talk strategies & relaxation techniques. His thesis discussed how to improve communication between athletes & coaches, as well as forming positive team dynamics. Michael has a philosophy in identifying strategies that get the best out of any athlete, no matter the standard they perform in.