|Mind Coaching: The Psychology of Improving Your Climbing
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As we're now approaching winter, many of us hibernate indoors into the many
climbing walls around the country, investing time, effort and money in order
to maintain and improve our climbing performances.
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News from Harrogate Climbing Centre:
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What does it take to totally free your mind & climb to your potential?© Harrogate Climbing Centre, Nov 2010
It is a reasonable assumption
to say that the majority of climbers focus on their physical performances and
less on improving the psychological aspects of their climbing - just have a look
at the climbing training literature to see the unequal division between the
pages on mental and physical aspects.
Most climbers are aware of the importance the mind has in climbing in both
success and failure yet the majority of climbers don't incorporate mental
preparation into their regular training routines.
Dave MacLeod's book '9 out of
10 climbers make the same mistakes' has highlighted some of the key issues about
mental preparation and barriers climbers may face which prevent them from
improving but this is just the beginning...
The Harrogate Climbing Centre would like to introduce Craig Watson, Psychological
Performance Coach who is giving a free talk about mind training for climbing on
the 29th November 2010.
In the talk Craig will discuss some of the many issues
climbers face, which prevent them from improving, some psychological techniques,
which can be used to enhance performance and some hints and tips, which may help
you to rethink your approach to both training and climbing.
From December to April Craig is also holding a monthly workshop on various
psychological aspects of climbing from fear to goal setting.
Please see the Harrogate Climbing Centre website
for further information.
Craig putting his knowledge to use.© Harrogate Climbing Centre, Nov 2010
Lurking Fear - Yosemite - Does this sound familiar?
© Harrogate Climbing Centre, Nov 2010
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