Irish Dancers Mindset

Improving performance for Irish Dancers

“Mentally, you go through so much negative stuff, for example, bad competitions and bad practices are obviously going to happen when you practice every day….so you need to be able to improve on the mental side of it and be prepared for these bad days, because we are not really taught anything to help us to try and stay positive”.
Hannah, an Irish dancer

Private one to one’s

I specialise in mental coaching for peak performance, it is about providing the dancers with the mental skills to become more effective, high performing dancer. This entails meeting with a dancer and having a nice relaxed chat about areas in their performance that might affect their performance. A lot of dancers experience nerves, negative self-talk and sometimes their confidence is knocked. I create a tailor-made programme specific for each dancer, techniques that they can practice straight away, I have seen big changes in dancers after one to one consultations.

Irish Dance Workshops

Tailor-made workshops designed for the psychological needs of your dance school can also be provided. This is a great way for dancers to see that other dancers sometimes have similar thoughts about their performance

Effective Goal setting
Being focused and in the pre-performance zone
Building confidence
Dealing with competition pressure and nerves
Building Resilience and Mental Toughness
Positive Self Talk

This is a small example of the psychological skills that are provided. If you would like further information on these workshops, please feel free to get in touch.

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