Mental Training Blog

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June 7, 2016

Check out our most recent newsletter and subscribe! Mental Training Inc., Erika Carlson frequently sends out important information and helpful tidbits that…

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction- Recover and Return to Sport Fast!
February 2, 2016

In 2012, my first athlete diagnosed with Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) walked in my office door.  It was steep and fascinating learning…

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The Invisible Injury
October 20, 2015

Using mental toughness to successfully overcome sports injuries.

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BIG Game Mentality
July 17, 2015

As a Mental Skills Coach I get asked about winning a lot. Recently I had a discussion with a client about…

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Self-Motivation: 3 Ways Today’s Youth Sport Culture is Killing It.
July 10, 2015

Today’s “professional model” of competitive youth sports has tremendous advantages over the former recreational sport model that most of us parents…

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3 Things Athletes SHOULDN’T Say to Themselves
June 8, 2015

In my 16 years working in the field of Sport Psychology, the number one thing my athletes have taught me (and…

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Pre-Competition Nerves: Managing The Butterflies
May 30, 2015

Everyone gets nervous, it’s a pretty normal part of the competitive experience. The jitters, “butterflies,” racing thoughts, increased muscle tension…

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What Are College Coaches REALLY Looking For?
July 31, 2013

What Are College Coaches REALLY Looking For? An except form our recent article in SportStars Magazine I recently had the great pleasure…

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2013 San Francisco Bay Area Athletes of the Year! We’ve got the scoop! Plus, Excellence in Sport Performance in the Community.
July 13, 2013

We get the scoop from the best, Sport Stars keeps the pulse on the Bay Area’s best and it’s that time…

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Running the “would be” New York City Marathon…for relief on Staten Island.
November 9, 2012

Last Friday, November  2nd, I arrived in New York City ready to support and cheer on my sister-n-law who was trained…

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