Exercises Associated with the In-Flow Experience
Please note that most of these exercises are carefully monitored thanks to Google's online collaboration. Please also take a few moments to read some of the do's and don't while working with Coach Doron.
Special: If you purchase any of these assignments, please note that they you get corrections, comments and / or 15 minutes of consulting time to get into flow with coach Doron. Buy any three assignments and automatically get 60 minutes of free consulting time (value of $100). Many of these exercises are carefully put together in an onlne e-elearning course. Find out more. If you are going to download many exercises, please do so one at a time. Therefore, please pay for one exercise at a time.
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100% Positive thoughts.
Score an A for attitude. Be sensitized to some of your poor attitude and create a more positive outlook
Seeing the good in bad
Asking the right questions ($20)
Two images. What do you see in this two faced image? $10
Not too low, not too high but develop your arousal level so you can time it so that it can be just right!
Positive body language leading to encouragement and success.
Become sensitive to the body language that you display.
Learn what body language can do to you and how it can affect your opponent.
Techniques are developed to reach flow.
Learn how to breath like the pros.
Excellent communication within the team. Players know what others team mates are doing and going to do.
Optimal confidence for performance.
Confidence CV (curriculum vitate) (it is like builing your traditional CV but more enjoyable!)
Developing personal achievement reminders.
Developing personal sport affirmations.
Drawing the wheel of confidence and developing some insight into this.
Interpretation of bad events.
Interpretation of good events.
Recall past experiences to improve your confidence.
Individual or team is discipline and puts the needs of the game in front of their own.
Concentrates on the task at hand and has the ability to block out distractions.
Asking the right questions
Develop the right focus depending on the game situation. You will be asked to create and switch focus in a script
Developping key words with a great article from psychology today November / December 2008 $25
Identifying the Proper Focus
Listing Internal and External Distractions and Coping Strategies to Achieve Flow
Putting Bad Thoughts Aside or Error Parking
Understanding the Different types of Focus and Creating an Example.
Useful Strategies and Creating Key-Words to Achieve Flow
What if Planner
In and Out of Your Control
Focus on the Do Rather then Do Not
Quotes and Key-Words
Setting smart goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time oriented. In adition, goals are in your control.
Establish SMART goals.
Cue cards that outline the past, present, future and has revisions. (show me a video).
|Ideal Performance State
Everything is in flow.
Get a list of key - words that help you focus on the process of improving your sport.
Create an online grid sheet that can help you keep track of important emotional, physical and mental characteristics of peak performance. Professional athletes use this!
Find the best quotes in a variety of mental skills and organize in a nice chart!
|Establish what is your identity as an individual and or if you are part of a team
|Create your mission statement and identify your identity as a team.
Clear pictures in your mind of your performance using all the right senses and techniques associated with it to achieve flow.
Develop the sight, sounds, taste, feel and smell of a game situation that happens with you.
Develop your own mental imagery script.
Develop an even more advanced mental imagery script.
Mental imagery logs with scores on many of the most important concepts.
Despite setbacks, adversity and heightened pressure, shows the ability to be resilient and rise to the occasion. The ability to deal with adversity and interpret the pressure as a challenge and opportunity to grow.
Learn to deal with adversity, stress and the mental barriers that break down during key moments.
Lessons learned log book.
High drive, willingness to succeed. Actively pursuing your goals.
Create a sports psychology alphabet of success. You will write down hundreds of words and sentences associated with excellence and success.
Find out what motivates you.
Develop and increase your motivation.
What if planner
Read the wheel of excellence and
Read reminders for excelling and provide your thoughts about it. How will you use this in your competition?
Highlights! Write about your highlights of the day and or write a series of online journal entries with carefully crafted questions and thoughts guided by your mental performance consultant.
Inspiring video clips
Optimistic of outcome which enhances persistence and ability to rebound back quickly after a setback. A clear understanding of the important dimensions of optimism and how you interpret both positive and negative experiences in your life.
Take an optimism test and see how optimistic you are! Once you click the link, then click on mental skills training and then the optimism test.
Gain specific knowledge as to which dimension you need to work on.
Changing Pessimistic Statments into Optimistic Statements (download only once you have taken the test and understand the concept). $20
Develop realistic game situations in which you hone your optimism and use it to your advantage.
Optimism in Sports - Take a test run of 20 questions $25
You make them up!
Optimal tension during key moments.
Learn the well respected and established Jacobson technique of relaxation.
Highly developed, systematic and sequential pre, during and post game routines.
Develop your own pre-during and post game routines.
Positive internal dialogue directed at one-self.
10 Positive thoughts
Develop a positive key word list.
Pyramid of Words
Replace negative with positive key words.
Learn the countering technique
Avoiding catastrophic statements
Learn the stop technique
Ability to regulate and deal with stress effectively.
Athlete surrounded by positive people and family members who support and provide a positive impact on performance.
Team-mates show genuine care and trust for one another and are trustworthy of each other. Attitude of win-win in the dressing room.
The difficulty associated with managing many things at the same time despite distractions and the many tasks that are required in today's busy schedule.
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