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Athlete Workshops

I offer four workshops aimed at athletes of all levels whether based in a sports team, club or university.

These workshops incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) principles and are based on areas key for athletic development and performance.

If you would like to book a workshop or find out more please get in touch.

Mindfulness for Athletes 

  • Focuses on introducing athletes to the benefits of mindfulness for managing stress and anxiety related to competition.

  • How to practice mindfulness techniques, such as breathing exercises, to improve their ability to accept difficult thoughts and emotions without judgment.

  • Discussions on how mindfulness can help athletes stay present and focused during competition, using ACT principles to help them accept and manage distractions.

2

Values-Based Goal Setting

  • This workshop would help athletes identify their core values and set goals that align with those values.

  • Participants would learn how to use ACT principles to identify what is truly important to them and develop goals that are meaningful and motivating.

  • Discussion on how athletes can use their values to stay motivated and committed to their goals, even when facing challenges or setbacks.

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Developing Acceptance Skills

  • This workshop would focus on teaching athletes how to develop acceptance skills, such as acknowledging and accepting difficult emotions and thoughts related to competition.

  • Participants would learn how to identify and challenge negative thoughts and emotions using ACT principles, and how to develop acceptance skills to manage stress and anxiety.

  • Role-playing activities and group discussions to help athletes practice and internalize these skills.

4

Mental Toughness Training

  • This workshop would help athletes develop mental toughness using ACT principles.

  • Participants would learn how to use acceptance and mindfulness skills to manage stress and anxiety during competition, and how to develop a growth mindset to view setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth.

  • Includes exercises and activities to help athletes practice these skills and develop mental toughness

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