Complete Mental Training Package (athletes of all levels) $1,100
On the mental training package, we can address specific concerns the athlete has, such as performance anxiety and the symptoms it causes. Improving confidence is essential to better performance, but sometimes, athletes lose it after a series of bad performances. Better Focus and Concentration are other big concerns, and there are many others we can discuss and address. Or, we can pick a performance goal for the season and work on the mental preparation to achieve that goal.
The mental training package consists of the initial evaluation (deep assessment) and six sessions online or in-person to work on the athlete’s needs. The skills to improve elements of an athlete’s performance can include psychological skills training, developing mind-body awareness, and self-regulation skills. Last, regeneration and recovery are extremely important to high performance, and athletes will learn to use reliable apps and devices to track the intensity of training and avoid dysfunctional overtraining.
The mental Training package can be delivered online or in-person
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR
Athletes of all levels that have specific concerns to address, such as performance anxiety, low confidence, improve focus and attention, learn stress management techniques, or maximizing the gains from training.
Mental Pathways To Peak Performance $445
The Pathways to High Performance is a self-paced mental training program. It is better for athletes who were never introduced to mental training and want to work on their own. It is also a great option for recreational athletes that are committed to their sport and want to boost their performance.
The mental pathways package has five fundamental mental skills to be introduced over six weeks. The athlete will also be able to schedule three 30 minutes online sessions for extra help implementing the skills. The package will help athletes assess their own resources and set realistic and attainable goals. Athletes will learn to manage their strongest opponent, their minds. Also, learn to manage their energy levels to perform their best and direct their attention. And if you want to take your mental training further, you can add individual sessions to work on specific aspects of your sport performance.
The Pathways to High Performance is delivered online only.
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR
Athletes who were never introduced to mental training before can benefit from the self-paced program because it is an overview of the basic building blocks of mental training.
Mental Training Package for Coaches and Teams $1750
Often, coaches are too busy coaching the physical elements of sport performance, and there is no one to help athletes with their mental preparation. In the ideal world, the sport psychology professional would assess and work with each team member individually, but it would be time-consuming and expensive. However, with some basic mental training building blocks, athletes can be better equipped to deal with competitive pressure and show peak performances more often.
The coach’s package includes the assessment using the mental game checklist or working on any other specific mental or biofeedback skills the coach might choose to address the team’s specific needs. It includes eight sessions of 45 minutes with the team and the two assessments. The biggest advantage of this group mental training program is that your mental performance coach can deliver the mental skills to your team. Or, the mental performance coach can train the sport coach to teach the mental skills to the team.
The group sessions can be delivered online, in-person at your sports location, or in person in the mental coach’s office conference room.
WHO IS THIS MENTAL TRAINING FOR
This is the mental training for a high school, club, or college team. Private coaches can also form a small group of athletes, and the mental training will be delivered to the group. This program can also be used to deliver stress management techniques to a group of individuals in the workplace.
HOW CAN MENTAL TRAINING HELP ME?
Mental training includes strategies to help athletes cope with performance anxiety, change your thoughts and beliefs, train your physical and emotional reactions to stressors, manage anger, better administer your time, direct your attention, and other skills to help you deal with roadblocks during your athletic career. Many athletes, parents, and coaches find that mental skills can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, and the challenges of daily life. Sport performance consultants/Mental performance consultants can provide a fresh perspective on many performance issues or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from mental training depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits can be:
- Greater athletic performance
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- Directed effort
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself
DO I REALLY NEED MENTAL TRAINING?
Some athletes are naturally mentally tough. However, anyone can face challenging situations in life and sport, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you have faced, there is nothing wrong with seeking out extra help when you need it. Mental skills can also help you to acquire sports skills faster or maintain your high level of performance. Mental toughness is the term used to define a personality trait that determines how people deal with challenges, stressors, and pressure independent of existing circumstances. Mental Training can help you to develop mental toughness if you do not have it.
CAN I BECOME A SUPERSTAR ATHLETE?
Athletes have different motivations to seek mental training, sometimes they are seeking for encouragement or skills to get them through difficult periods, and usually, improvements in performance is the main reason. However, mental skills alone will not turn an average athlete into a superstar athlete. The quality and quantity of training also influence athletic performance. Mental training and Biofeedback do not replace physical training; it complements.
WHAT SKILLS WILL I LEARN? VISUALIZATION, GOAL SETING, RELAXATION?
Each athlete has different needs and goals for mental training, the skills learned will be different depending on the individual. Also, your specific needs and commitment to our work will determine if acquiring psychological skills to enhance athletic performance can be short-term or longer-term. Usually, six sessions are enough to see results. If the work includes Biofeedback Training, at least ten sessions are required.
CAN I LEARN TO CONTROL MY EMOTIONS?
You do not control your emotions, but you can choose how to respond to them in a way that improves performance. Psychophysiologically speaking, emotion is a reaction to environmental and/or social stimulus. You “see” something, and your brain associates it with your past experiences. If it is a situation you perceive as a threat to your safety, your body prepares to “fight or flight”. The emotional response is automatic; however, it is your awareness that you are having a reaction that allows you to choose different ways to respond. Biofeedback training can increase your self-knowledge of automatic responses and help you to train new reactions. After lots of practice, your automatic responses will change.
CAN I GAIN BETTER CONTROL OF SITUATIONS?
You only control what can be controlled, for example, your performance. Unfortunately, bad things happen in sport, and your focus should be only on what can be controlled. You can train how you will react to unexpected situations such as mistakes from your teammates or yours, tough luck, a bad call from an official, or exceptional performance by an opponent. Also, there is a specific biofeedback modality we can use to make this training more efficient.
WHAT IS SELF REGULATION?
Self-regulation is a skill of being aware of the mind and body states and being able to adjust your physiological responses. Equipped with this knowledge, athletes can lower or increase mental and emotional activation, and change attention and focus as needed.
SELF REGULATION IS GREAT, CAN I USE IT ANYTIME?
You can use self-regulation skills anytime during daily situations to practice them. However, there are specific times during the game to self-regulate. And there will be times that you will have to accept what you are feeling and bring it with you. If athletes move their attention from what is relevant to performance to internal sensations to self-regulate; it can be a distraction and decrease performance — I will teach you how to use this valuable skill.
HOW DO I IMPROVE MY CONFIDENCE?
There are multiple ways to boost confidence; however, real confidence comes from trust in your skills. Do you trust the type of training you have? Is there anything that could be implemented to learn sports skills even faster? Let’s say you are well trained and prepared; unfortunately, a sequence of bad results destroys your confidence. In this case, we pay attention to what you are saying to yourself during those bad moments. Do you beat yourself with negative self-talk? During the Psychophysiological stress assessment, I can see if you tend to ruminate about the bad past events and there is a mental skill to help you “let things go”.
CAN I BECOME MORE MOTIVATED?
Can you genuinely motivate someone to do something painful and not always fun? Competitive sports are not always about fun and sometimes athletes can be more or less motivated during difficult times, feel lost, and wish to give up. I can help athletes connect to what they value most in their sport, so when hard times come, athletes can re-connect and keep moving forward. Also, I can help coaches create the best environment possible to encourage athletes to practice more, enhance learning, or bring more fun for young players, but I cannot persuade someone to become the athlete a parent or coach wishes.