Diary of cyclist-the end of a journey

This is the last correspondence I had with this athlete. If you’ve been reading the progression over the past 8 or so weeks you’ve seen the openness, awareness and progress this elite [...]

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Take a timeout

I’ve developed a new tactic for helping my athletes become more aware of cognitive and somatic ‘feelings’. It is called the ‘timeout’. What is it The timeout is a [...]

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Mental Moment-sensory checklist

Imagery Sensory Checklist This is an exercise designed to help you begin to integrate your senses into your imagery. As you create each of the following images in your mind, rate your ability to [...]

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Diary of a cyclist-control

Hey Michelle, well once again you manage to bring me to tears! You obviously hit some buttons every time you respond. So many things you say are right and true. I am not sure when in my life I [...]

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Mental practice of the day

Psychoneuromuscular theory: when an athlete practices using imagery, the athlete imagines movements without performing them, although the brain interprets this as if the athlete were performing [...]

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It’s not always rocket science

The work I do with athletes is not always rocket science. It’s amazing how difficult it is to get out of your own way or to see things differently or from another perspective and sometimes [...]

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Diary of a cyclist-control

Dr. Michelle: Thanks again for another GREAT email! You really put a lot of thought into all of this and that is how change and growth occurs. Scary but good! 🙂 What is it that bothers you SO [...]

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Athletes listen to the music

Take a second to think about why you listen to music. Why do you? For most of you it’s probably because music is fun and happy but there are other reasons people listen to music. Music [...]

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