Why train your brain?
Why put effort and energy into developing mental skills? The most compelling reason I can offer is this: you are doing it anyway. Everyday you are giving yourself certain messages about what kind of athlete you are and what you’re capable of. Everyday you are rehearsing responses to stress, mistakes, anxiety and adversity. You can call this your “default” program. Everyday it is reinforced as it determines how you manage your experiences.
You have the choice to leave this program running as is, or to begin to begin the reprogramming process. Start by knowing your existing program. How does it operate? Where is it effective and not effective? Watch long enough and you will know where you want to make changes. Since your mind will not deliver a “your mind has performed an illegal operation” notice, you’ll have to develop your own virus software.
So think about this: as far as I know most of you are taking your brains to your sport each day (ignore what coaches say when they’re having a bad day). So you have a choice, pay attention to what that mind of yours is doing and not doing for you or don’t- let it play unsupervised.
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Sport Consultation: All individual consultations begin with an assessment and goal setting. The number of sessions required will then be determined. Consultation may include in-office viewing of training tapes, coach involvement, on-site sessions and tracking forms. Sessions may be conducted in office, by phone, Skype or email. Please inquire. Extended health care benefits or EAP coverage may apply.
Group/Team Services: Groups of individual athletes may obtain half day, full day or ongoing monthly hourly sessions. Charges will vary with number of athletes and sessions.
Keynotes: Sport psychology topics for your next association meeting. Cost varies according to how many hours required, please inquire.
Coach services: Assistance for coaches may include: group training in mental skills or individual consultation. Individual hourly fees remain the same, group estimates can be provided.
Skype Sessions: Whether you're out of town or just on the road, that great technology called Skype enables us to meet face to face online. If you don’t already have it, go to the Skype website and download the program. Fill out the intake and mental skills inventory forms and email them to me. I will contact you to set up a time for us to meet online. Next, purchase your session. That’s it, you are ready to go-easy!
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