MENTAL STRENGTH: WHY IS MINDSET VITAL TO YOUR ATHLETIC SUCCESS?
Mindset Training = Mindset Coaching
"In today's landscape anyone can find elite physical training, but gaining next level mental coaching is what will give you athletic dominance." ~ Souletics Mental Training for Athletes
1 - Developing healthy self-esteem and confidence - a healthy outlook of one's gifts, talents and challenges are key to achieving elite level success. We dive deeper in our SOULETICS® 7 Pillars of Mental Dominion™ program.
2 - Dealing with Adversity - You must be able to cope with and overcome constant challenges and obstacles to achieve elite level performance. We teach and support you in managing and thriving in these situations.
3 - Harnessing Drive and Focusing Your Action - We inspire action in our athletes so you can organize your life without unnecessary obstacles, solve difficult problems, and think three dimensionally so you can maximize your energy levels on the court, field and life.
4 - Athletic and Life Strategy We enhance mental fortitude in our athletes so they can make wise judgments, separate themselves from the pack, and go to the next level.
5 - Formulating a Winning Mindset - The truth is that mindset has everything to do with perspective. We help you identify the right outlook and mindset needed to consistently perform at an elite level.
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IMPROVE PERFORMANCE: MENTAL TRAINING FOR ATHLETES
Play pro: Finding the right people to surround yourself with can be challenging when you are an elite athlete. It takes the right combination of experience, understanding the nuances of competition, practical application and how the brain responds to this stimuli.
As the founder of Souletics®, I can say this is what I know. It is what I have used throughout my life and what separates me from the pack. I am not someone that has just read about it; I am someone who has studied the psychology of sports and put it to use in all areas of my life. And I have helped others do the same.
I have over forty years of high level competition experience and twenty years of mindset coaching for athletes. My areas of focus include but are not limited to: sports psychology, building confidence, improving focus, developing unwavering commitment, how to find your confidence, positive self dialogue, visualization, how do you handle pressure, strategy development, energy management, injury rehabilitation, dealing with depression in athletes, anger management and choosing a complimentary partner for such a career choice as elite athletics.
I am the author of peak performance book for atheletes, "Don't Stop The Swagger," which I wrote 15 years ago. The mindset book is subtitled, "Preparing the Mind, Body and Soul For Peak Performance". This was before "mind, body, soul" became a popular tag line, or "swagger" was a buzz word. My next level training is an online course that I walk users through, titled "The 7 Pillars Mental Dominion." I have outlined the top 4 pillars below in the next section.
How to achieve mental strength and maintain elite high level performance is what I know, what I live and what I love to do. It is my gift and I would like to share it with you.
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: MINDSET COACHING AND MEDITATION FOR ELITE ATHLETES AND DRIVEN PROFESSIONALS
Mentally tough athletes can take their mind to another level. With Souletics® meditation for athletes and mindset coaching you will learn to take authority over your challenges, obstacles and environment.
Often sports performance anxiety is the difference between winning and losing. Mindset separates the average and great! Mental toughness training is a must! This involves perfecting your outlook on multiple levels. We assist our athletes in building the necessary psychological skills for sport. Souletics® founder created a masterpiece mental training book, 4 Pillars of Mental Dominion™ - Mental Fortitude, enhancing Mental Clarity, boosting Mental Action and increasing Mental Discernment!
MEDITATION FOR ATHLETES: ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE?
Do you want to maximize your gifts and talents? Eliminate the noise, tap into your inner wisdom, improve athletic performance and build a strategy for a hall of fame career. We would like to assist you!
Meditation, mental preparation and the right Mindset Coach can help you eliminate the noise and thrive in non-ideal situations. This is the key to developing mental resilience. The result is next level performance!
WHAT ATHLETES SAY
NFL Professional Football Player/Tennessee Titans
"Damon sets the standard."
NFL Professional Football Player
"Damon always had the mindset and now he is teaching people these much needed strategies."
All League and All American Collegiate & Professional Football Player Athlete/Group Home Owner and current member of Souletics Academy
"Damon's program is incredible."
MINDSET COACH: Meditation Combined with Mindset Coaching Produces Results
Meditation has always been used at the highest forms of athletics and life management. When you combine it with Souletics Mindset Coaching you get the daily habits needed to "Get Your Mind Right" while also getting the strategy necessary to maximize performance.
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What do we do that is unique? We provide each person with a customized mindfulness meditation program that is tailored to the specific challenges you face and life you live. We do this starting with a 1-on-1 strategy call.
Meditation has been shown to help with stress and anxiety! Do you struggle with difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, trouble learning new information, forgetfulness, disorganization or confusion? Meditation is one of the natural ways to support mental health and improve focus. We help our students by providing meditation practices that promote overall wellness.
Meditation for Anxiety
Seven percent of the world is dealing with some sort of anxiety.
Anxiety is a natural safety mechanism within our bodies that lets you know something is wrong. Adrenal glands activate when we are in a potentially dangerous conflict. This can often happen with athletes before a game or sporting event. It can be a normal reaction to high responsiblity activities, either self imposed or external in origin.
But this normal anxiety response becomes a problem with the anxious feelings do not stop and continue for extended periods of time.
Recently we have witnessed several professional athletes suffer from from this problematic anxiety. Anxiety can turn into major problems! We assist athletes, driven professionals and people from all walks of life by creating safe meditation guidance, healthy dialogue and wisdom in this area.
Meditation for Depression
Depression is a hopeless feeling, a state that can be tremendously hard to overcome. But meditation has been shown to bring light in the darkness. Particularly helpful is mindfulness meditation, which is the practice of thinking and focusing on specific topics.
When you do this you are telling the mind what to think about and how to think. You can rewire the mind when you meditate mindfully. We provide our students with the framework to take control of their minds and bring a light of faith into the darkness.
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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PROGRAM
Mindfulness should be your daily meditation. When you are mindful you give your mind, body and spirit the opportunity to properly respond to environment and surroundings. When you are just reacting you are without restraint or thought, which results in unnecessary problems, stress and anxiety.
Get your mind right by learning to meditate, improving your awareness and living with intention. This is mindfulness.
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Mental Toughness Training For Athletes
Mental toughness in athletes is one of the main things that separates the winners from the losers. Also known as "long-suffering," it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Mental toughness and perseverance aren't just about making it today, and it's not an excuse to be complacent in a bad situation. It's about the athlete becoming resolute in the pursuit of something he or she wants to achieve. It's about maintaining a focus, not being discouraged by the obstacles or trying to take the easy route. Mental toughness is listening to something deeper in yourself that says, "keep going."
It's about ignoring the critics and pushing through the struggle. Mental Strength is a secret to attaining success in life. If you want to know how to achieve goals, mental toughness training is one of the keys. Here at Souletics® we focus on helping develop a mind that is strong, flexible, problem solving and unbreakable. If you're going to make something in life, you're going to have to pay for it through hard work, mental strength and dedication.
Don't get distracted by the shiny facade of reality TV and pop culture. Real accomplishments don't come easy. They take daily action, mental fortitude, and they require endurance to run the race long enough to see the rewards of your hard work.
“It always seems impossible until it's done.” ― Nelson Mandela
If you're trying to accomplish something rare or uncommon, you will need mental toughness, a proper strategy and a team that includes a mindset coach. We are here to support you in achieving the uncommon dream!
For an athlete, I can't say it enough "Mindset is Everything." As Souletics® the mindset coach, we consider meditation for athletes and a healthy mindset to be the keys to peak performance. Our focus is on providing mental strategies for life, resulting in peak performance in all areas of your life. Today we’re talking about mindset coaching, which is how to train your brain to become sharper for athletic performance, and maintaining that sharpness as you age.
Many once believed that brain function peaks during early adulthood and then slowly declines, leading to memory issues and brain fog in what should be considered wisdom years. As a mindset coach I can say that external factors certainly contribute to this health decline and brain fatigue. However, with the right strategies, techniques, and coaching you can prolong and even promote higher levels of focus and creativity as you age.
Our modern, technology-driven, fast living, processed food buying habits are playing a significant role in cognitive decline like memory loss. Please think about the impact that external factors like diet and other bad habits have on athletic performance. These factors make it critical to limit exposure to toxins, stop eating processed foods and forcing ourselves to function on limited sleep. Much like a swimmer, sprinter or quarterback needs a coach, your mindset should be treated in the same way by giving yourself access to a mental coach.
A healthy lifestyle will result in a healthier brain and possibly encourage neurogenesis, which is new brain cell growth. This results in mental clarity, improved focus and increased cognitive action, which results in improved performance, longevity and more wins.
An additional factor is living a life of purpose; mindfulness will assist in keeping the mind inspired.
Meditation For Sport
Athletic competition is taxing, sometimes painful, physically demanding, and the mental portion is even more difficult.
I still compete so I can always relate to the athletes I am coaching. A mind that is not focused, clear from distractions, in control and sharp is a mind that makes mistakes, lets the errors create other mistakes and loses confidence. The result is lousy performance, which could cost you a scholarship, or a big contract. High levels of stress release cortisone which causes physical issues like fatigue, decreases your ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.
For years sports psychologists have stated that mindset is as big of a factor as peak physical fitness. Now we know this is true. During my collegiate and professional athletic career I used meditation without knowing what I was doing. It helped me reduce anxiety, stress, maintain confidence, and limit the other external obstacles that come with high-level athletics. Souletics® meditation for athletes and sports program is focused on positive visualization, building self-confidence and meditation mindfulness, which is thinking about a specific topic.
This is very different than new meditation, or other forms of meditation like transcendental meditation, which is about emptying the mind. When you empty the mind you are vulnerable to suggestions from external influences and other untrusted entities. Souletics® focuses on reflection for a sport, which is meditating on the specific outcome of a game, strategy and other nuances.
Why should you consider practicing meditation for athletic performance?
1. Mediation can support stress reduction, which directly results in better physical body function. The science is less cortisol in the system, which negatively impacts performance on many levels.
2. Meditation can prepare you for the competition. You can walk your mind through the process of competition and possible obstacles and challenges you may face.
3. Meditation can increase focus and mental clarity. By taking time to meditate you remove other external factors that can distract you from the task at hand.
If you are a beginning practitioner or have advanced meditation practice, we can help. We provide customized meditation for athlete video programs unique to each athlete.