In an effort to fix his wayward goal kicking, Travis Cloke has turned to sports psychologist Daryl Marchant. Here’s their first session.
Travis Cloke: Thanks for agreeing to help me doc.
Daryl Marchant: That’s OK Travis. Eddie gave me a lot of money and said ‘I hope you like a challenge.’
Cloke: It’s a struggle doc, so many thoughts in my mind all the time.
Cloke: Oh yeah. Do you think it’s something to do with my childhood?
Marchant: Like something traumatic happened that made you a terrible kick for goal?
Marchant: I doubt it. Let’s see you have a shot at goal.
Cloke: What do you think?
Marchant: Wow, you really missed. What were you thinking about before you kicked it?
Cloke: I was thinking that time is not linear; it is a circle.
Marchant: Wow, that’s actually pretty deep.
Cloke: Yeah, I’m watching True Detective and they keep talking about it. I’ve no idea what it means, maybe it refers to the shape of a watch?
Marchant: Right. What else do you think about when you’re in a game and you have a high pressure shot.
Cloke: Usually I’m thinking about where to spend all the money I’ve got. Did you know they’ve stopped making Hummers? I’ll probably have to get something else.
Marchant: Maybe you could use a visualisation technique?
Cloke: Like visualising that they haven’t stopped making Hummers?
Marchant: You know what Travis? I’m going to book us in for another twenty or so sessions. Does that sound good to you?
Cloke: Sounds great doc. Excited. Do you want me to tell you the dream I have where I’m in the band Starship and we have to save the planet using only the power of song?
Marchant: Not really.