Workshops for Athletes
Workshops for Athletes
What is the difference that really makes the difference for you in your sport? I’m willing to bet that you spend most of your time working on your craft and your body – most athletes do? You want to get better at the technical side of your sport and you want to be fitter and stronger – nothing wrong with that.
Let’s get serious here though. Every one of your competitors or opponents will be doing that as well, so you’re actually doing nothing different to them. So what’s going to set you apart from the rest? What’s going to give you that edge to win or to get to the next level?
Sports athletes with higher levels of mental toughness:
- Are better able to respond to the consequences of a mistake and get over it quicker – they just overcome setbacks more easily and properly learn from them.
- Have been shown to recover from injury much quicker – this is down to their better adherence to clinical and home-based procedures in their programme, higher attendance at appointments and a strong belief that they will be less susceptible to further injury.
- Are less likely to blame external factors for poor performance e.g. opponents, officials, weather conditions, unlucky venues, superstitions, bad luck, scoreboard pressure etc.
- Take a more balanced outlook when their performance fluctuates – they prefer to reflect and learn from what is happening rather than wallowing in self-pity and rueing their luck.
- Retain higher levels of self-belief if left out or after a poor performance – they use their ‘inventory’ of great achievements/performances to recall how good they really are.
- Are much better able to stand up for themselves under the challenge of an aggressive/domineering opponent – they are able to keep their eye on the prize and maintain focus and concentration.
- Can keep unhelpful emotions in check – they are more inclined to access emotional states that allow them to feel positive about a situation and then be more able to focus on the technical/tactical/physical aspects of their sport.
- Are much better at being able to imagine what success looks like for them and with that clear image in mind, stick at achieving that, no matter what.
- Love proving themselves – they never accept that good is good enough, spending as much time reflecting on good performances as they do bad performances. To them, good is the enemy of great!
- Are better able to cope with external negativity from coaches, other players, supporters, media etc. – they are aware of what they can control and they focus on exactly that, rather than getting distracting by factors that they can’t control.
How many of these 10 things represent you?
- What if your current levels of mental toughness could be measured?
- What if you could develop your mental toughness and be all of these 10 things – what difference would that make?
Mental Toughness Workshops for Athletes
This highly practical workshop can be run over 4 hours or one-day and covers:
- What mental toughness actually is.
- Why it’s important in sport and the advantages that mentally tough competitors have over mentally sensitive athletes.
- A detailed look at the four key components of mental toughness in the context of sport.
- An opportunity to self-assess and get a broad view of your current mental toughness.
- Practical activities to develop your mental toughness that you will be able to apply as you compete in your sport.
- You’ll receive a mental toughness toolkit with several practical activities for you to take away.
We run open workshops and workshops in clubs and associations.
Dates, venues and how to book will appear here when available.
Who am I?
Steve Dent. Born Bristol (Clifton the posh part). Husband. Dad. Grandad to 3 awesome little ones (I’m too young!). People Developer. Mazda MX5 Driver. Coach. Trainer. Business Owner. Golfer on way to single figure handicap £70 career earnings. Cyclist – keep crashing. Mountain Climber and descender. Charity fundraiser. NLP master. Mental Toughness specialist. Constant learner. Networker. Network meeting group leader. Mentee. Never stops improving. Son is Glos CCC captain. Coached professional athletes. Led teams. Won awards. Motto: Help Many – Hurt Few – Live Life – Win Some – Lose None. I help people get mentally tougher!
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