Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a good technique for easing anxiety.  It relaxes the mind and body by progressively tensing and relaxing muscle groups throughout the entire body.  This helps to release muscle tension and fosters mindfulness. How do you do … Continue reading

Dear Teenage Self

Dear Teenage Self, It saddens me to see how you hurt yourself.  There are no good reasons for you to do this.  I wish that you would take care of yourself.  Be better to yourself. Eat You think that you … Continue reading

Walk for Health

Summit Performance Consulting LLC is proud to support Stand UP Foundation!  Join us at Harbourside on Friday, March 3 at 7:00 PM for our Neon Nights Walk.  Register here. This is a walk to promote awareness and prevention related to … Continue reading

Sticking to Your Resolution

Have you made a new year’s resolution? ‘Want to stick to it this year? Use proven techniques to make sure that you meet your goals this year. “The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing … Continue reading

Setting SMART Goals

In sport psychology, we talk about making goals SMART.  The acronym SMART helps you define your goal more clearly. A SMART goal is: S – Specific Your goal clearly tells what action you will take. M – Measurable You will will be able … Continue reading

Healthy Holidays

Many people struggle to keep up with exercise and eat healthy foods during the holiday season.  Holiday parties and vacations can disrupt your normal workout schedule and tempt you with sweets.  Here are some tips for keeping on track during … Continue reading

Resources for Injured Athletes

Often the mental pain caused by your injury and the temporary or permanent loss of your sport can be far more devastating than the physical injury. This type of pain must be addressed and managed in order to recover quickly and … Continue reading

Starting a New Exercise Routine

We are 10 days into the 45-day challenge.  It’s not too late to join us! Starting a new exercise routine can be daunting.  Here are two key tips to get started on your routine and stay on track to your goal. … Continue reading

Join the 45-Day Challenge!

Many people set lofty exercise goals for the summer and often get discouraged when they fall short.  Recognize that is difficult to keep to a schedule in the summer, and realize that the summer is not over yet! Join me … Continue reading

Prevention of Injury in Youth Sports

Injuries are common in youth sports.  With proper training, many injuries can be avoided. The facts about injuries in youth sports: 48% of young athletes have at least one injury during an athletic season.  65% of these injuries are minor. … Continue reading

Managing Performance Anxiety

Do you feel dread about performing? Do you feel stage fright before a presentation or anxiety before the big game or test? Athletes and students often experience performance anxiety.  The anxiety not only influences their performance, but it can also … Continue reading

3 Tips to Prep for a Test or Big Game

Worried about your mathematics test or football game against your biggest rival?  What is the best way to prepare for the event? Here are three tips for performing your best on the big day. 1. Get a good night’s sleep.   Make … Continue reading

Managing Mistakes

Teaching Children and Adolescents to Manage Mistakes We want our children and teenagers to perform well, and so do they.  However, the pressure of perfectionism can lead to the fear of making mistakes.  When there is so much pressure to … Continue reading

Sleep Well for Wellness

When students and athletes consult with me, I always ask about their sleep because  sleep is a big part of our lives and is instrumental to our performing well. We all know what it’s like when we haven’t slept well … Continue reading