Are your Tracks Pointing toward Success?

Are your Tracks Pointing toward Success?

Getting in the zone, being in the moment, conscious performance are all ways I describe the focus it requires to perform at your best. The mind and body need to be working together to support this kind of skating. I often use the example of TRAIN TRACKS, whereby...
15 Reframes to Change your Negative Self-Talk to Positive

15 Reframes to Change your Negative Self-Talk to Positive

Negative Self-TalkPositive ReframeI pop and circle on my jumpsI go for it every time I can’t do itMy jumps are clean and consistent She is better than meI land my jumps with great speed and flow It is so much easier for her/him than it is for me I...
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...
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...