Services: Appointments & Group Sessions

Mental performance techniques build confidence, foster consistency in performance, and help riders achieve their goals. The programs provided here are designed to strengthen the mental skills used in practice, lessons and competition. Peak Performance Techniques that riders may already know and use are strengthened, and new skills are taught to assist the rider in achieving their true potential.

Please contact Tonya via email Tonya or phone at 510.418.3664 with inquiries.
A variety of schedules and program emphasis can be created to fit facility and trainer needs.
     

Individual Sessions

Mental performance techniques build confidence, foster consistency in performance, and help riders achieve their goals. The programs provided here are designed to strengthen the mental skills used in practice, lessons and competition. Peak Performance Techniques that riders may already know and use are strengthened, and new skills are taught to assist the rider in achieving their true potential.

 

Individual Sessions:

In-Person Appointments

  • Techniques include: Goal setting, Imagery, Positive Self Talk, Focus / Concentration, Relaxation, Energy Management, Centering, Pre-Performance Routines
  • Appropriate for rider of all levels
  • Personalized take-home materials are provided
  • A package of weekly or bi-monthly sessions is recommended to begin, then appointments are scheduled on an as-needed basis (e.g. moving to a new division, before medal finals, etc.)
  • All ages
  • Recreational riders welcome
  • Sessions at your barn may be scheduled in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Email follow-ups available
  • Athletes from all sports are welcome

Phone Appointments

  • Phone sessions cover all of the same material as in-person sessions
  • Morning and evening scheduling also available
  • Support for riders on the road and at shows
  • Flexible session length

Trainers

  • Assistance in preparing riders for important shows, championships,  or medal finals
  • Focus tools for quick transitions between teaching and riding
  • Techniques to help you support the unfocused, anxious, fearful or pessimistic rider
  • Communication skills and strategies
  • Performance Enhancement

Parents

  • Techniques for supporting your junior equestrian
  • How to define your role
  • Communication skills
  • Strategies for pre- and post-ride discussions

Clinic & Group Sessions

Clinics can be held on one day or consecutive days depending on number of participants.

Clinics are designed to teach mental techniques to a group of riders at your barn or facility. Classroom  sessions can be coordinated to meet specific interests. Take-home materials and strategies to implement immediately are provided. Preparation for specific competitions, championships or finals is available.

Clinic & Group Session: Specifics

  • This un-mounted group session orients riders to basic mental performance techniques (2.5 hours). 6 – 15 people per group. Clinics held at your facility. Take-home materials and strategies to implement immediately are provided. Topics Goal Setting: Outcome, Performance and Success Strategies Self-Talk: Increasing awareness and control Relaxation & Activation: Adjust mental and physical energy Visualization: From Fundamentals to Fine-Tuning Focus skills: Control your attention and concentration Centering: Breathing, focus and body awareness Tracking rides