The Athlete Mindset podcast presents a conversation with student-athlete, Albert Urias. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW and Albert Urias discuss “controlling your controllables”, the life of a wrestler in college, and mindset.
- CSUB Wrestler, Bachelor’s Degree
- Mindset is crucial, and mental health is a huge component in sports and in life
- There’s still a stigma in talking about mental health
- Recommendations to shift your mindset – making conscious decisions to better oneself
- Practicing discipline is key to success – discipline can be defined as doing what you’re saying you’re going to do
- “Controlling your controllables” – let go of something you can’t control and focus on what you can!
- Set realistic goals
- Strive to be positive and uplifting to better your environment (colleagues, coworkers, etc.)
- A typical day of a collegiate athlete
- College athlete lifestyle requires a huge sacrifice, and how much you want it determines your success. How much you’re willing to sacrifice, how bad you want to be here, and why are you doing this are questions you need to ask yourself to achieve success
Short Bio from Albert Urias:
My name is Albert Urias, a student-athlete on the men’s wrestling team at CSUB. I am currently a redshirt Junior. This past season I placed 4th at the Pac-12 Championships. I also had the honor of being named Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week in February, along with being ranked as high as #31 in the country. My record was 25-14 on the year, and I am one of the team captains on the team. So far this season, I am 5-1 on the year.
Academically, I graduated this past spring with a 3.3 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I am currently in the teaching credential program with the intent of becoming a PE teacher. I have started teaching at a local high school in Bakersfield, while still training and competing.
Mindset is crucial to me, and mental health is a major component of my life.
About the host of Athlete Mindset:
Lisa Bonta Sumii is a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant to high-performing athletes at the youth, collegiate, Olympic-hopeful, and professional levels. She is the first-ever Mental Health & Performance Coach at the Oakland Roots SC, a men’s professional soccer team, in the USL. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of AthMindset, a diverse team of practitioners, who serve alongside her.
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This is the Athlete Mindset podcast. And it’s all about mental health in sports. Presented and produced by SportsE+. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.
Athlete Mindset is hosted by Lisa Bonta Sumii. Lisa Bonta Sumii is a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant to high-performing athletes at the youth, collegiate, Olympic-hopeful, and professional levels. She is the first-ever Mental Health & Performance Coach at the Oakland Roots SC, a men’s professional soccer team, in the USL. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of AthMindset, a diverse team of practitioners, who serve alongside her.
The Athlete Mindset podcast is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports.
I am Eric Kasimov, Founder of KazSource and the creator of SportsE+. We are hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on this platform as I deeply believe these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.
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What is Athlete Mindset?
This is the Athlete Mindset podcast. Presented and produced by SportsEpreneur. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.
And this podcast is all about mental health in sports.
This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports.
Hosted by Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW
Eric Kasimov, Founder of KazSource and the creator of SportsE Media, is generously hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on his platform as he deeply believes these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.
If you are looking to start a podcast or create original content, you have to talk with the team at SportsE Media. I work with them and I vouch for them. It’s that simple.
About Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW
Lisa is a mental health therapist with over 21 years of clinical experience, licensed in both CA and NV. She is a private practice clinician and the CEO and Founder of AthMindset, LLC.
Lisa supports the elite athlete to achieve optimal mental health and peak mental sport performance. She works with adolescent sport teams, collegiate student-athletes, Olympians/Olympic hopefuls, as well as professional athletes and teams.
Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots Sports Club. The Roots are a men’s professional soccer team and purpose-driven club. Seeing the elite athlete as a multidimensional human, navigating various roles and identities, is integral to Lisa’s approach. Focusing on the role that interpersonal trauma, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation play as the athlete navigates life on and off the field, is at the center of her work.
Lisa is listed in the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry and the National Football League Player Association’s Clinician Directory.
Lisa is often an invited podcast guest and conference speaker. Besides hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on the SportsE+ podcast platform. She spoke at TEDxWilmington on the intersection of race, mental health, and sport.
She has been featured in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, BBC World News, and Women’s Health Magazine.
AthMindset, LLC, supports the mental health of the elite athlete and their ecosystem. This includes serving the spouses/partners, family members, coaches, teams, referees/umpires, agents, and athletic trainers, with clinical services and sport performance consultation.
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