Welcome Olympian Courtney Thompson!

We are PUMPED here at Positive Performance to welcome Olympic Volleyball Player (and all around awesome person) Courtney Thompson as our newest +P Mental Training Coach. Courtney will coach teams and athletes on the techniques that have helped catapult her to be one of the best setters in the...

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Meditation Challenge sign up

Can’t sleep, stressed out? Come see how we help both coaches and athletes. Sign up for our free Meditation Challenge. Everyday for two weeks, you will get a new daily meditation via email. What other coaches are saying:
“Sometimes, I find it hard to sleep because I always have a...
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Meditation Challenge Day 5

Today our meditation is a meditation exercise called 'labeling'.

Day 5: Labeling

What is labeling? Too often when we feel a negative emotion, we start becoming it without realizing it. We generally do a couple of things:

  • Search for why we are feeling what we are feeling.
  • Explore the depth of...
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Meditation Challenge Day 3

Today our meditation is about clearing out mental clutter.

Day 3: The Brain Dump

What can meditation do for you? 

TIP: Get a journal or a pad of paper ready for this exercise. Working on your self-awareness 'muscle' can allow you to be more in control of your thoughts and emotions and...

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Meditation Challenge Day 2

Day 2: Letting Go

When I first learned to meditate I wanted to be the best! But I wasn't.

In fact, I found it really difficult to do something that seemed so incredibly simple. My mind wandered. A lot. It wandered to important things- What am I going to do with my life after basketball. And...

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Meditation Challenge Day 4

Today our meditation is about gratitude. As usual, get somewhere comfortable and close your eyes. Don't forget to comment below!

Day 4: Gratitude

We'll get to gratitude during the meditation but first something I hear all the time:  I'm not good at meditating! For something so SIMPLE it sure...

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Meditation Challenge Day 1

Welcome to the 5 Day Meditation Challenge! Whether you are new to meditation or have some experience, we are excited that you are here taking this step with us towards better health, less stress, and more balance in your life. Check these four steps before you begin.

4 Steps to Successful...

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Why mental training was the 'X Factor' for the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win

Growing up in Seattle and also living in Denver, I was excited to see a great Super Bowl game against two of my favorite teams. I felt like I couldn't lose... However, after the 1st quarter, I watched a particular interaction between Manning and his teammates and knew Denver was in trouble. You...

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Athlete meditation: What can meditation do for me?

 

In this article:

  • Why stress is unavoidable and why you actually NEED it
  • How stress negatively affects you
  • 2 WAYS MEDITATION HELPS YOU HANDLE STRESS
  • BONUS! A 5-minute Meditation Audio Clip to get you started

Stress

Your valid fight-or-flight response.

These days, people refer to...

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Ursula Grobler training tips: Advice for rowers (transcribed)

Originally posted in article Ursula Grobler: Training Tips from a Champion, published January 26, 2015.

Erg World Record Holder Ursula Grobler offers Training Tips

Transcription of interview conducted by Lindsey Wilson, Positive Performance Training

Lindsey: Mm-hm. Let’s talk...

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