3 Mindfulness Tools to Improve your Performance

3 Mindfulness Tools to Improve your Performance

Mindfulness, like meditation or yoga, is a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media lately. You know that it is an important way to combat stress and mental health problems but did you know that it can also benefit athletes performance? I am currently...
Words are Powerful. Choose them Wisely.

Words are Powerful. Choose them Wisely.

The words you choose to communicate with yourself play a significant roll in performance. Too often you are completely unaware of the words, they are stuck in the unconscious on auto-play, controlling your every move without your knowledge. One of the first steps in...
Typical “Week Before Competition” Behaviours

Typical “Week Before Competition” Behaviours

The week before competition is typically a challenge for most skaters. Practice can be running smoothly, up until the last 3-5 days before competition, then there is a noticeable shift. As a mental trainer, I often work my hardest that week to reassure and remind my...
Olympic Lessons in Mental Training

Olympic Lessons in Mental Training

It has been 2.5 weeks since the Olympics finished and I am still revelling in how it all turned out! As a viewer and lover of figure skating, I couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying event. As a mental trainer, there were so many nuggets of wisdom and take...
7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Competition

7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Competition

As competition season is ramping up do you feel COMPETITION READY? Being competition ready is about feeling prepared, trusting your training, and having a PLAN OF ACTION. Here are 7 question to ask yourself the week leading up to competition. 7 Questions 1. What does...