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Interview with Patricia Ramírez

Interview with Patricia Ramírez

Patricia Ramírez issports psychologist and lecturer. He has extensive experience in different First and Second Division football teams, such as Mallorca and Real Betis Balompié, of which I participated last year in the promotion and in achieving permanence this year. It was an achievement based on perseverance, courage, effort and teamwork.

In addition, he works with national and international athletes in high performance sports, both individually and collectively (cycling, swimming, archery, motorcycling, athletics, football, golf, horse riding, paddle tennis and basketball). He gives talks and courses about his specialty, both to technicians, coaches and psychologists, as well as to managers in companies.

He has collaborated in a TVE program “For all 2”, Spreading what I love: health Psychology.

First of all thank you for part of your tight time to conduct this interview, it is a pleasure to be able to really attend to us, hopefully you like our blog. Let's start if you think:

D. Álvarez: What motivated you to study the career of Psychology?

Patricia Ramírez: A teacher who gave me philosophy, I liked how I helped students. For me it was a Pygmalion and I thought I wanted to do the same, help.

D. Álvarez: Many people wonder ... Do you really need a psychologist in sport, what is the main function of it?

Patricia Ramírez: In high performance sports, the psychologist works the psychological variables that affect the athlete's performance. You teach him to handle thoughts that add up, to enhance the emotions he needs to compete, to make attributions of internal success and failure, to control the pressure, work with ambition, work with him attention and concentration.

D. Álvarez: If I had not studied Psychology, ... What would I have studied?

Patricia Ramírez: I was thinking about doing INEF or whatever it is called now that I think the name has changed, because at school at the time I was studying sports gymnastics, I really liked sports. I would have studied INEF or Nutrition and dietetics.

D. Álvarez: You as a professional in this area ... Do you think that these times of crisis are practiced more or less sport, that is ... Does the crisis affect the sport?

Patricia Ramírez: I don't think so, every time society is more educated in the need to practice sport as a healthy lifestyle and because it makes you feel good. Just as we need to eat and sleep, the body is designed to move.

D. Álvarez: What would you say to an athlete like Rafael Nadal?

Patricia Ramírez: Congratulations, you are an example and a role model for everyone!

D. Álvarez: Who is your favorite athlete?

Patricia Ramírez: Any of the athletes I have worked with, I adore them all.

D. Álvarez: What book and movie would you recommend?

Patricia Ramírez: If it is in relation to sport, I recommend MIND GYM, and a movie The Pacific Warrior.

D. Álvarez: In the beginning of the story you believe that… What was sport and psychology before? Or psychology and then sport?

Patricia Ramírez: It depends on how we define each of the disciplines. I think that both execution with reasoning come hand in hand.

D. Álvarez: What do you like most about Psychology?

Patricia Ramírez: The ability to help people who have a really bad time. Dealing with suffering and seeing how with your intervention, people resurface, it is a huge pleasure.

D. Álvarez: Do you think there is machismo currently in Spanish sport?

Patricia Ramírez: I don't know, I haven't lived it in my experience.

D. Álvarez: Well thank you Patricia, it has been a real pleasure for us to have you here at Redpsicologic and Psicodigital. A hug.

An interview conducted by David Álvarez.