Tag Archives: mental toughness

Mental Toughness and Patience

Mental toughness most often described as that ability to push through pain or discomfort or to hang in there when the going gets tough. But mental toughness is not that narrow of a construct. One other form or aspect of … Continue reading

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Mental or Physical Training First?

When athletes and parents come to me to help them with their mental game; I often get the question “when is the best time to start mental game training”. Should you get in shape first and then add mental game … Continue reading

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Mental Game Boot Camp – Registration is Open

Mental Game Boot Camp 2013 Greetings All! Registration is now open for the Mental Game Boot Camp. Athletes, performing artists, business professionals, students – EVERYONE – can learn to manage their mental game to enable them to perform at their … Continue reading

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Run Like You’ll Never Run Again

I had a wonderful session with one of my mental game coaching athletes last week. She is a master’s track and field athlete specializing in the sprints. She also happens to be one of the top ranked sprinters in her … Continue reading

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Didn’t Reach Your Goal? Read on…

First, congratulations, you are already in a minority. Not in failing to reach your goal but it is a minority of people who actually set goals of any kind. It is a minority of that minority who set process goals. … Continue reading

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Summer Mental Game Boot Camp – Plan Now

Have you ever thought to yourself that just maybe you could benefit from mental toughness training but … …you weren’t sure how to get it? …weren’t sure if it would help? …you didn’t think you could afford it? …you needed … Continue reading

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Can I Use a Mental Game Technique to Be Mentally Tough?

Mental game techniques encompass aspects of goal setting, focus and refocusing cues, visualization/imagery, performance triggers and cues, reframing, relaxation, process goals, confidence builders, affirmations, emotion control, dealing with fears, personal motivators – and much more. Each of these have many techniques … Continue reading

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