We all know that what you think is what you do. These three “mental adventures” will help the skater perform with more confidence and consistency, by overcoming fear and doubt. Each visualization has a separate theme that targets a unique aspect of Figure skating. The original music by Steve Olenski takes the athlete on a mental adventure that is magical and fun, as well as helpful. This CD can be used as an exercise at the rink, nightly before bed, on planes, in hotels, during a time of struggle; or anytime the athlete needs for feel more confident or relaxed.
Adventure Number 1: The Messenger (building confidence) – Time: 23 minutes
This visualization is a journey building self-confidence, belief, and trust. During this adventure the athlete creates a safe place, meets a messenger, and receives a message of inspiration. This guided imagery adventure, taps into the unconscious providing a wealth of information to be used for action.
Adventure Number 2: The One-Point (overcoming fear and doubt) – Time: 17 minutes
In this exercise, the athlete learns how to break through negative thinking by focusing on his or her “one-point”, recognizing fear producing thoughts, and developing the ability to change negative inner dialogue. The athlete learns how to work with “beast” thoughts and come “home” to the ideal vision of the athlete they want to be.
Adventure Number 3: The Statement (competition preparation) – Time: 24 minutes
This pre-competition adventure helps the athlete prepare for the stress and pressure of figure skating competition. In this exercise, the athlete learns how to deal with anxiety, and use it to their advantage. The athlete visualizes both their long and short program beginning from waiting before they are called, to help desensitize them to the competition atmosphere. This mental adventure will help any athlete prepare to compete their best!