Mental Coaching for Athletes

Being at 100%. Before, During and After Performance

OUTSIDE THE GYM

Whether alone or as part of a team, one of the most important keys to success is mental preparation, learning to set and achieve goals.

DURING TRAINING

Increasing the degree of pressure, testing and integrating acquired tools in order to develop excellence.

DURING COMPETITION

Adopting the tools that allow for greater focus and to perform at our best while competing.

OUR SERVICES FOR ATHLETES

Where we make a difference:

  • Mental Preparation for Competition
  • Management of Anticipation/Fears
  • Acceleration of Learning
  • Effective Goal Setting
  • Let's talk about your goals !

    WHAT FOR ?

    • Personal Growth and Performance
    • Emotional Regulation
    • Athletic Events
    • Fear Management

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    TESTIMONIALS

    All sports combined

     

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    E. Laval, owner of Gerval Dressage, breeder and high-level equestrianHorseriding, International Dressage competition - 2017

    We’re thrilled with Julie’s workshops. Hypnosis and mental preparation for competition has increased our confidence, and harmony with the horses. Because of the workshops, the relationship between horse and rider has greatly improved and the horses have become more connected and calmer.
    We’re going into competitions with more confidence and above all better prepared!

    NathalieWorld Triathlon Championships in long distance - 2018

    I met Julie, who helped me improve my swim race starts. (..) The mental preparation that we worked on together was critical to the achievement of my goal.

    Katie, cavalière et propriétaire d'écurieSaut d'obstacle de Haut Niveau - Mars 2019

    Working with Julie is an amazing experience. She has shown and taught me the tools I need to excel in the show ring with my horses. Her help and enthusiasm has been so great. I would highly recommend Julie.

    Pascal, web project manager and speed skater in-trainingSpeed Skating - March 2015

    When I was first learning to speed skate, the work I did with Julie allowed me to accelerate in the advancement of my skills. She helped streamline the assimilation of key movements and alleviated the fears that were blocking my development of certain techniques. She was able to create a peaceful mental space that would permit me to stay focused for the duration of these high-pressure events. Thank you so much!

    Émilie, Responsable de l'approvisionnementÉquitation, Dressage de Haut Niveau

    Amenée au travail en hypnose pour l’amour d’un sport, je me suis vite rendue compte de l’efficacité de cet outil, qui m’était jusqu’alors inconnu. J’ai constaté à travers ce générateur de changement une progression ciblée, accélérée et durable dans ma discipline. En plus d’avoir engendré un perfectionnement important, cette méthode de travail s’harmonisait et respectait mes valeurs et mon individualité. Je dis un énorme merci à Julie, cette thérapeute incroyable avec qui on se sent pleinement en confiance, celle qui m’a permis de mieux me réaliser à travers ma passion et mes objectifs de performance.-

    Melissa, Chargée de projetsTriathlon

    Ma démarche en hypnose avec Julie m’a permis d’atteindre tous les objectifs que je m’étais fixée pour l’année. Même ceux qui représentaient tout un défi. Je ne m’attendais pas à tant! Autant dans ma vie personnelle que dans ma pratique sportive, le travail en hypnose s’est avéré un outil puissant pour surmonter les obstacles. Je vous recommande chaleureusement Julie qui a une approche douce et efficace. Son écoute, ses compétences et son professionnalisme font d’elle une alliée hors pair dans mon développement personnel. Merci Julie!

    Emmanuella, CavalièreÉquitation

    J’étais un peu dubitative par rapport à l’hypnose, mais comme mes départs au galop étaient problématiques, je me suis dit que je n’avais rien à perdre. Après une séance tout avait changé! Mes départs étaient plus fluides, ma confiance en ma jument s’est considérablement améliorée. Julie travaille fort sur notre mental et dans mon cas, ça fonctionne très bien!-

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    What is mental preparation?

    Beyond the sometimes-complicated explanations, here is how we define Mental Preparation at Hypno-Confiance:

    Working with the mind and the emotions to give our best.

    In other words, reaching our full potential, our 100%

    Mental preparation is “training that consists of developing mental and cognitive skills with the objective of optimizing the personal (or collective) performance of athletes, while promoting autonomy and the pleasure in practice” (Ref from Jean Fournier, lequipe.fr)

    It is the psychological (versus psycho-affective) part of training an athletic competitor. It falls into the same area as the development of physical, technical and tactical qualities and skills.

    Among the activities and tools available to the mental trainer are: hypnosis, auto suggestion, mental imagery, relaxation, NLP, emotional intelligence, martial arts, sophrology, cognitive and behavioural methods, etc.

     

    Within the framework of these techniques, we identify notably, the use of performance routines that promote concentration, relaxation, or combativeness as well as the use of internal dialogue. It’s important to note that high-level athletes often use mental preparation techniques without being aware of it – and without the aid of a mental trainer – but some do it more frequently and more effectively than others.

    Who is mental preparation for?

    It is aimed at athletes, artists and all those who want to achieve their dream, their goal. In today’s world, physical performance, technical skills or knowledge aren’t always enough to make the difference…

    Working on the cognitive means being conscious of our mental skills and success strategies to:

    -Develop or modify them

    -Systematically access them

    -Open up performance blocks

    -Access the resources that help us achieve excellence

    -Develop specific aptitudes with the help of a personalized program

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    PERFORMANCE PHYSIQUE : UN CORPS EN SANTÉ, ENTRAINÉ POUR LA RÉUSSITE
    2
    PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE : UNE MAÎTRISE À TOUTES ÉPREUVES
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    PERFORMANCE TACTIQUE : UNE COMPRÉHENSION DU SPORT, DE SA PRATIQUE ET DES STRATÉGIES GAGNANTES
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    PERFORMANCE MENTALE : UN ESPRIT FORT ET FOCUSÉ, DE LA PASSION, DU SENS ET DU PLAISIR

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Why Work on Mental Preparation?
    To develop the mental and organizational skills necessary to optimize performance, while promoting pleasure and helping to achieve autonomy.

    How does it work?
    – by developing a better understanding of ourselves and our reactions,
    – through learning the techniques and tools used by the majority of high-level athletes and performers

    What does it entail?
    It’s a type of coaching that uses different exercises that foster the development of excellence. The services we offer encompass  neuroscience, hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming coaching and tools.

    In groups or in teams
    Mental preparation is also available to groups and teams. Several times a year, Hypno-Confiance organizes group activities. Contact us to find out about our next workshops!