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In 1965 as a student Guido Schilling participated at the 1. World Congress for Sport Psychology held in Rome. Since that first contact with Sport Psychology both Sport and Psychology kept him busy.
With degrees in Physical Education and in Applied Psychology he worked as a pioneer in the field of Teaching Sport Psychology and also in Coaching and Consulting. He was engaged in national and international organisations for Sport Psychology and presided FEPSAC (Fédération Européenne de Psychologie des Sport et des Activités Corporelles) from 1975 to 1983. He edited several books on Sport Psychology, and was organizer of meetings and congresses.
Sport Psychology as the study of human beings and their behaviour in sport was always connected to the Olympic Idea „citius, altius, fortius“ or „faster, higher, stronger“. All sport and exercise activities are accompanied by mental phenomena.
Guido Schilling was always fascinated by excellence in performance and excellence in life.
The roots of an academic Sport Psychology in Europe go back to the Olympic Congress with the topic “Psychology and Physiology of Sports“ held in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1913, initiated by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the New Olympic Games starting in 1896 in Paris. Coubertin claimed for an equilibrium between the physiological and the psychological view to look at sport activities in training and competition.
Sport Psychology as a scientific discipline as well as a professional field has three focal points: research, application and teaching.
Psychological assistance in coaching and consulting is asked by athletes, coaches, and sport governing bodies in order to improve athletic performance and reach excellence.