Applying Mental Training
Do you have a system for doing mental training with athletes? Do you know what steps to take to have the most impact with your athletes and teams?
Honestly, 18 years ago when I finished my Ph.D. in sports psychology I did not have a system to teach athletes the mental game… I didn’t know where to start.
I had a lot of theory in my head and I read a lot of the mental training books. But today, application is way more important than theory.
Athletes don’t give a hoot about theory in sports psychology. They want to know how to think and behave to improve their mental game.
When I first started, my biggest roadblock was that I didn’t have a system for helping my athletes succeed.
So how did I turn the theory of sports psychology into a proven system of mental coaching with athletes that has worked for me over the last 15 or so years?
Unfortunately, I wasted a lot of time early in my career because of trial and error. But over the years, I began to understand what worked. I polished my program, developed my own mental game assessments, and learned how to help athletes take concepts to application.
Fall 2009 MGCP Update!
Early registration for the Fall 2009 MGCP course ends September 7.
Only one spot left. Enroll today!
Today, I teach my mental coaching system to qualified coaches, therapists, life coaches, and psychologists…. I accelerate your experience by sharing the mistakes I’ve made and what works.
What are the benefits of becoming a certified Mental Game Coaching Professional?
(1) You learn my complete system for mental coaching without the headaches of trial and error.
(2) You get access to my mental game assessment (AMAP) to help uncover your athletes’ mental barriers – the same assessment I use with my personal students and teams.
(3) You receive ready-made lesson summaries (or handouts) I use with my students, which help you stay organized and simplify the coaching process.
(4) You work closely with me and other mental coaches in the program as you start to get more work with athletes.
(5) You learn the top mental strategies I’ve taught to 1000s of athletes worldwide – strategies that I’ve already tested out in the real world.
(6) You continue to hone your skills and learn new tricks of the trade by getting continuing education as a premium member of Peaksports network, my online mental training program.
(7) You learn the basics of how to build credibility and get work with athletes.
You can stop the trial and error. I can teach you my entire system for mental coaching and speed up your experience 10 fold. Enroll in my Spring 2009 MGCP course.
I only have space available for one more student in the Fall 2009 course.
The deadline for early registration is September 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM eastern time, first come first serve.
To register, please complete an application at the MGCP website if you have not done so previously:
Mental Game Coaching Professional Application
If you submitted your MGCP application, please email me to request the Fall 2009 enrollment forms.
Please call me if you have any questions about the certification course at 888-742-7225.
Your Master Mental Game Coach,
Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D.,
p.s. Dr. Roby, who completed his masters in sports psychology in the 1980s sent me his reaction after taking the MGCP course:
“My experience with the MGCP course was very positive. I am a clinical psychologist by training but I started providing mental skills training to golfers in about 2000. Two things I felt I was lacking was a good assessment tool, and a more organized and comprehensive method for delivering services to my clients. The MGCP course was very helpful in both of these areas. It also helped to boost my confidence and make the decision to much more actively promote my practice.”
~Kevin J. Roby, Ph.D., MGCP
You can read other comments from MGCPs here:
MGCP Endorsements and Student Comments
Boost Your Self-Confidence With Mental Game Coaching!
Master mental game coach, Dr. Patrick Cohn, can help you or your athlete(s), ages 12 and up, overcome mental game issues with personal coaching.
You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!
What are our students saying?
“WOW!!! What a week I had. I was able to perform with a confidence that allowed my style to shine through–no more entering the arena with that “deer in the headlights” look or feeling. I stopped evaluating myself while I was performing, and I actually left the arena after my patterns feeling like I had experienced a lot of fun. Thank you so much.”
~Julia Dreyer, National Champion Equestrian
For All Athletes – Learn Confidence-Boosting Techniques!
D you have a negative self-image of yourself as an athlete that stifles confidence?
No matter ow positive you try to be, are you unable to shake the doubt that rushes into your head when you size up your competition?
Have you labeled yourself as a loser, poor closer, or mediocre athlete and these labels keep you stuck in a rut of self-pity and indecision?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, check out The Confident Athlete!
The Confident Athlete CD and workbook program is a 14-day plan for ultimate self-confidence. This program is ideal for any athlete or coach that wants to discover proven confidence-boosting techniques guaranteed to drastically build self-confidence and improve sports performance.
Learn more about one of our most popular CD programs in The Confident Athlete Series…
The Confident Athlete: A 14-Day Plan For Ultimate Self-Confidence
Check out all of the products in The Confident Athlete Series!
What are customers saying?
“I first purchased The Confident Athlete to see how the program went and immediately saw results. I then purchased the rest of the confident athlete series and have noticed a dramatic improvement in my level of play or should I say consistency. I currently play NCAA Division 1 baseball for Lamar University, and even my coaches have noticed a change in the way that I approach the game. My attitude and confidence at the plate.”
~Tylor Prudhomme (Listen to his success story)
“I am a ASP world qualifying professional surfer and after beginning the ‘The Confident Athlete’ I had an almost instant change in attitude about my own surfing ability and my mindset going into competition. By using the Confident Athlete strategies, my confidence has done a complete 180 degrees. I won a local pro/am a few weeks back, and just had my best result of the year in one the last big events on the world circuit this last week in Brazil! It is my secret weapon!”
~Shaun Burrell, Professional Surfer (Listen to his success story)
For Young Athletes and Parents – Learn More About How to Help Kids Improve Confidence Quickly!
We’ve got a great program for you called “The Confident Sports Kid: A 7-Day Plan for Building Ultimate Self-Confidence.”
The Confident Sports Kid is a 7-day program for sports parents and kids to boost young athlete’s performance, happiness and success… in sports and life!
The Confident Sports Kid is two programs in one. There’s a manual and CD for parents/coaches, and a workbook/CD for young athletes.
Packed with mental strategies that you and your kids can start using immediately, this program teaches your athletes how to identify confidence busters, proactively deal with them, manage expectations that undermine confidence, and mentally prepare to stay confident when faced with adversity.
What’s more, our program teaches you, as sports parents and coaches, how you may be hurting your kids’ confidence and gives you instructions for changing your behavior in ways that will improve your athletes’ performance, confidence and enjoyment.
Learn more about one of our most popular CD programs in The Confident Sports Kid Series…
The Confident Sports Kid: A 7-Day Plan for Building Ultimate Self-Confidence
Check out all of our products in The Confident Sports Kid Series!
What are parents and coaches saying about our program?
“I appreciate the advice to parents as to how to help your child become more mentally resilient to bullying in sports. The specific advice and scenarios are extremely helpful for any child on a team and very helpful in guiding parents, coaches and administrators in how to deal with bullying in sports. I cannot thank you enough for your input, and I am so reassured to know that there are people like you who are writing articles and doing interviews on such timely and important matters.”
“Dr. Patrick Cohn and Lisa Cohn are to be congratulated! Together, they offer a wealth of knowledge, information, and practical mental tools for sports parents on the substantial “mental game” challenges and pressures facing today’s young athletes.”
~Marc D. Anderson, LCSW, MGCP, Mental Game Coach
For Mental Coaches – Add More Value To Your Mental Training Programs!
This workbook series was designed for coaches and mental coaches to use with their athletes.
The Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks complement your existing mental training program. Each of the 15 workbooks in the Athlete’s Mental Edge System teaches your athletes a specific mental skill to improve their performance.
For mental coaches, this system is ideal for between session education.
For sports coaches, you’ll be able to conduct 15 team seminars using the workbook system.
In the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbook system, you receive 15 easy-to-read, practical Mental Edge Workbooks on PDF, as well as 16 coaches’ game plan MP3 audio files.
Athlete’s Mental Edge Workbook System
What are coaches saying?
“I am really pleased with the Athlete’s Mental Edge workbooks – they are fitting in really well with my coaching! I find they offer a great framework for doing workshop sessions. I have also used the workbooks with a few individual athletes – for the younger ones (12 and under). They are giving a good structure and framework to our sessions. The workbooks have worked well with all of them!”
~Kerri Morgan, Mental Game Coach
“I am impressed with the willingness and openness of Dr. Cohn to share all of his assets (intellectual, products, etc.) with the MGCP students. You have developed an incredible model/package for mental training. Even though we are paying for your service, you are passing on a legacy built on your contribution to the world of sports. Thank you for that.”
~Tony Melito, MGCP