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Who is Rebekah and What is Mind-Body Performance Coaching?
I was a Figure Skater who struggled with perfectionism, competition nerves and confidence. This held me back from achieving my greatest goals as an athlete. I was inspired to use my training and experience to create the Mind-Body Performance Coaching Program, a one of a kind program focused on strengthening the Figure Skater’s mindset. It is everything I needed when I was a young skater with big dreams and I know it will work for you!
It’s a Marathon not a Sprint
When a parent inquires about mental training for their skater, they often ask, “how many sessions will my skater require? How long until we start to notice improvements in his/her mindset and therefore, experience the benefits on the ice?” Although this depends greatly on how quickly the skater “buys in” and how strongly he/she commits to the work, there is a standard requirement for change. Learning and applying mental techniques regularly to form new habits, ultimately leading to positive behavior change and results on the ice is more like a marathon than a sprint. Like any muscle in the body, the mind requires consistent flexing to strengthen. For the last 2.5 years I have offered 8 week coaching programs with the option to renew and what I have found is that the majority of the skaters I work with renew at least once. Many renew multiple times and there are some skaters who I have been working with for over a year. I believe that a level of commitment is required to get the best results and so I have decided to increase the Mind-Body Performance Coaching Program from 8 weeks (2 months) to 24 weeks (6 months). I can’t wait to continue to teach committed skaters how to use their mind to improve their performance on the ice! After all, it is about the journey, not the destination right?
Skating Moms, I Got Your Back!
Skating Moms, I got your back! Posted by Rebekah Dixon on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Stop Saying “Good Luck”!
Stop saying “good luck”! Posted by Rebekah Dixon on Saturday, October 1, 2016 Many skaters I work with competed this past weekend. I have spent weeks or even months helping them prepare mentally for the competitive season. A large part of that training is helping them create more productive, purpose-driven practice. Practice is the key to performance. You will only preform in competition as well a you do in practice. If this is the case than what about Luck? Great performance is about so much more than Luck! I am tired of athletes believing that by some stroke of luck they will go out on the day of competition and nail a jump or a clean program when they haven’t been doing it in practice. I believe this quote explains it perfectly, “Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity” – Seneca How do you attract more luck into your life…you pay attention to the 2 keys in this statement: 1. Preparation 2. Opportunity Preparation refers to your practice. Create more positive, purposeful, productive practices by setting practice goals daily. If you would like help with this then download my Practice Goal Setting Template Once your practice has improved you will notice a shift in mindset as you celebrate the small milestones on your path to achieving your BIG goals. Next you need to TRUST your practice. Trust that you have put in the time and effort required to skate your best at the competition. Opportunity refers to the competition/test day/show. It is when you have the chance to demonstrate all the hard work and dedication you have put into perfecting your craft. I want you to SEIZE the opportunity to go out there and skate your best. What if you were to look at competition/test day as an opportunity? Would this turn the often stressful event into a more positive, uplifting adventure? Next time you compete/test/show consider this an opportunity to go out there and show what you can do and remember, every competition is an opportunity to learn a new lesson that can be used to improve your next performance. Now that we have a better understanding of what luck really is let’s stop wishing “good luck” to our fellow skaters. Instead, wish them a great skate, remind them to seize the opportunity, and skate their best! Until next time, Keep Your Brain in the Game
Meet Rebekah Dixon
- Understands Figure Skating from an Athlete and Coach's Perspective
- Creator of the Mind-Body Performance Coaching Program
- Specialist in the Field of Human Development