Mental Blocks and Worlds

Mental Blocks and Worlds

Mental blocks are one of the leading struggles I see athletes face that keep them from performing their best. A mental block is a belief about your ability to do something that literally keeps you from doing it. If you have ever worked with me, you know the first...
Planning for an Epic change of Plans

Planning for an Epic change of Plans

It was difficult to watch Roman Sadovsky struggle in the team event. Kurt Browning said, “his mind was going way faster than the music or the skate”. Being asked to fill the shoes of the veteran Keegan Messing, last minute, was an experience I am sure he would not...
Consistency is an Inside job

Consistency is an Inside job

Consistency is as much an inside job as it is an outside job. Extreme fluctuations from one program to the next is a problem for many skaters this season. This is apparent when an athlete does very well in one program and then very poorly in the next. You have to...
Why you have to Feel all the feelings

Why you have to Feel all the feelings

Emotional regulation is presenting a real challenge for athletes in this “post covid” competition season. Inconsistency of training and lack of competition experience are just two of the things athletes are dealing with. It is our natural inclination to hold heavy...
6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

6 Ways Mental Training can TRANSFORM Your Skating!

Mental Training is a hugely important and unfortunately under-utilized piece of the training puzzle. Just like you fuel your body with healthy food and exercise, your mind also requires nourishment in the form of positive, focused thoughts and mental training tools....
Naomi Osaka: Supporting Athletes Through Mental Training

Naomi Osaka: Supporting Athletes Through Mental Training

The headline states: “Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, withdraws from the French Open for mental health reasons.” The story is, she requested to not speak to the press during the event due to her anxiety and discomfort with public speaking. Instead of respecting...