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"Self-worth, or how you feel about yourself, is arguably the most important possession we own."
Rainer Martens, Coaches Guide to Sport Psychology, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1987, p 11.

"Of all the judgments that we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourselves, for that judgment touches the very center of our existence."
Nathaniel Branden (1983) in the book, Honoring the Self

In workshops I have given, I ask young people how they think a person with high self-worth feels. Invariably the answers are the same—and correct.

  • Happier
  • Confident
  • Energetic
  • Motivated
  • Satisfied
  • Productive
  • Resilient (mentally tougher)
  • Relaxed
  • Less fear of failure
  • More accepting of diversity in others

When I ask them: Is this a mental place you would like to be?

They answer enthusiastically: YES!!!!

Wouldn't we all like to be there?

While generic sports psychology exercises and skills are clearly not an answer to all self-esteem problems, this program is designed to teach athletes the steps to take to build high self-worth in themselves and then give them a place to practice it.

Knowledge alone is not helpful. Practicing the skills, for years, is essential.

SPORTS TEAMS ARE AN EXCITING PLACE TO LEARN MENTAL SKILLS!

Our Mission
To bring positive change to the general school curriculum and sports programming by:
 •  Building a positive school environment
 •  Enhancing emotional health
 •  Reducing violence, addictions and eating disorders including obesity

"(After taking the workshop the previous year), thinking positively has changed my life. I feel better about myself and it has improved my relationships with people. Thank you."

 -- Junior, Girls Varsity Basketball, Newton South High School, Newton, MA.


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