Get Mentally Tough this Summer – Virtually!

It’s really coming!

A unique live on-line, four-part workshop designed to get you mentally tougher. The series of workshops will be hosted through GoToMeeting and each session will be recorded. Can’t make a session? No worries, it’ll be there for you to get all the content, homework assignments and guidance. This is the perfect time to learn how to integrate mental training into your physical training.

Register ASAP. Registration is limited to assure a valuable interactive experience. Similar programs cost $500-$1000. Certified mental game coaches typically charge $100-$150/hour for 1:1 sessions. For this complete course, the registration is only about the cost of a pair of shoes – $139. 

Each session will cover specific topics and include handouts, specific homework assignments to get the most out of the experience, and feedback.

6/11 – Session 1 – Getting the Mental Toughness Mindset
Mental toughness is not a technique or trick. It is a constellation of things. This session identifies and clarifies those things you will need to master. The M4PAASS (Mindset for Performance Mental Game Athlete Assessment) will begin your journey.
·      Key elements to master (control, time, focus, practice)
·      Mental game myths and truths
·      Finding the elusive “zone of optimal performance”
·      The foundation of goals and objectives (process goals)

6/25 – Session 2 – Focusing, Refocusing, Distractions
No one can remain focused on a single thing indefinitely. The magic is in knowing what to focus on and when to focus. Focusing on the right things at the wrong times is as bad as focusing on the wrong things.
·      Identify task relevant cues and how to use them
·      Identify task irrelevant cues and what to do about them
·      Learn specific techniques and practice challenges to improve focus
·      Learn and use your preferred learning channels

7/9 – Session 3 – Dealing with Confidence, Doubts, Fears and Worries
Confidence is a mental construct that is based in our own interpretations. Managing how we develop and maintain confidence – fight doubts and worries; is critical to emotional control and peak performances.
·      Identify what builds and destroys your confidence
·      Learn how to use those elements to enhance confidence and fight doubts and worries
·      Learn stimulus for worries and strategies to avoid the worry cycle
·      Learn how to manage emotions that result from doubts and worries

7/23 – Session 4 – Breaking Your Comfort Zone
Most athletes don’t even realize that they are performing within a zone that is limiting them. Until you know how you are limiting yourself then you won’t be able to experience your greatest success.
·      Learn what your comfort zone is and what it is doing to your performance
·      Learn the connections and impact of mindsets and fatigue and discomfort
·      Learn and develop methods and workouts to expand limits
·      Learn to deal with challenges, risk taking and fear of failure

Just for fun, if you are still wondering if it is “worth” $139 – check this out.

Your mental game coach – Dean Hebert M.Ed. MGCP



About Dean Hebert

I’m a mental game coach, author and speaker. I work with individual athletes, parents, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. Beyond my academic post-graduate work in sports psychology - the psychology behind athlete performance – I am a certified Mental Games Coaching Professional (MGCP) and certified hypnotherapist. I’ve authored several books and hundreds of articles. “Coach, I didn’t run because…” (2008) is a seriously light-hearted look at making excuses not to workout and how to overcome them. “Focus for Fitness” (2009) and “Screw the Goals Give me the Donut” (2010) are two of my eBooks on mental game approaches for the everyday athlete. I wrote these because I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful mental techniques that the world’s best athletes use. I have been cited in Runners World, Best Health magazine (CN), SWEAT Magazine, and the Washington Examiner amongst many other publications. I have been a featured mental games coach in Runner’s World and for the internationally acclaimed trail running resource - I also regularly appear on sports and fitness talk shows such as LTKFitness, Runnersroundtable and for more than three years I have co-hosted a weekly video series with Coach Joe English for I specialize in mental toughness training. My clients include tennis, synchronized swimming, golf, race-kart, soccer, motocross, volleyball, MMA, cycling (road, off-road, time-trialist), running, duathlon and triathlon, basketball, football and baseball athletes. I have coached world-class athletes and athletes internationally. I have a passion for working with youth athletes and helping them apply mental game skills and techniques to all areas of life. Most importantly, my aim is to have people enjoy sports and life to their fullest through peak performances.
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