Posts filed under Athletes

Reflecting Positively Is the Only Way

Reflection can only be healthy in a positive mind. Much like your physical body needs to live in a healthy environment, your mental body does as well. When you look at the environment of your mind what do you see? What is your perspective or outlook, because that is the key to anyone's mental environment? Is your mind clouded with negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions? If so, than your reflections will show it. Do you see yourself or your teammates struggling or do you see how blessed you all are to be given opportunities, not challenges, so you may change the world.... Read More

Posted on November 7, 2013 and filed under Mental Fun Facts, Mind and Body, Athletes, Business, Spiritual.

Using the Mind to Heal the Body: Imagery for Injury Rehabilitation

Dryw Dworsky, Ph.D. & Vikki Krane, Ph.D. 
Bowling Green State University :

Being injured is no fun! Often it means that athletes and exercisers are in pain and they are not able to participate in the sport they love. Often when we think of being injured, it means that we need to wait for the body to heal. However, what if you learned that you might be able to speed up the healing process? Research suggests that maintaining a positive attitude and using mental skills are related to a shorter rehabilitation.



The Mind and Body Partnership | How to Perform Your Best & Get in the Zone! | with Al Fuentes

My clients find the understanding of the mind and body partnership extremely important in the in life and in competition.  When they incorporate the my teachings they experience less injuries, better body response and the ability to get "In The Zone"  

Getting in the zone can be something you can create.  It doesn't just have to happen by accident but it is important to understand how to get in the zone.

This video talks about one of the simple steps to get you there.  Preparation Breath which is one of the 4 breaths in my breathing system.

I am not a sports psychologist or a counselor but I have learned how to use the physical body to master the chemical body (emotional body) to over come our mental obstacles. 

Many elite athletes have used me to take their game to the next level because its not about talking its about action. The time or talk is over, it is now time to train our mind like we train our bodies. Consistent work will make you a mental champ! 

Posted on August 6, 2013 and filed under Al's Video Blog, Athletes, Mind and Body.

The Paren Effect - How Parents Impact Athletes

Whether you have a child that is in sports or not "The Parent Effect" is most likely impacting their life and it is typically in a negative way. Here are some key points from the video that can help you and your child.

– Communicate – Be clear about the expectations. Neither the parents nor child should have them!
– Stay Positive – Children should not measure their success by the results, but how centered or happy the child was in the process. Focus on the process!
– See the Bigger Picture – Parents and children need to understand that they are not defined by what they do. It is who the child is that matters. Help them just be!
– Remember the Success – Children and parents would be very surprised at how easily the child forgets about the success they have had in their life. Remind them!

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Posted on August 25, 2010 and filed under TV Interviews, Athletes.