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Part II: Sports Psychology for Circus Artists, presented and facilitated by Jess Abouzeid

Part II: Sports Psychology for Circus Artists, presented and facilitated by Jess Abouzeid

UPDATE: We are very sorry to announce that we will have to reschedule Jess Abouzeid’s Sports Psychology for Circus Artists workshops.
We will update this post once a new time is confirmed with the presenter.

Mimbre is pleased to share a free online series of talks: Sports Psychology for Circus Artists, presented and facilitated by Jess Abouzeid, They will be held 21st, 22nd, 28th and 30th September 10-11.30 am on Zoom.

Each session will start with a talk by Jess on a specific topic, such as dealing with perfectionism, change or injury and positive psychology, followed by a group discussion. More details on each topic and date below. We’d like to encourage people to attend all the sessions as they build on each other, but if that’s not possible it’s also fine to drop-in to one or more. Places are limited to create space for discussion and sharing of experiences within the group.

To sign up please email zsofi@mimbre.co.uk quoting “Sports Psychology workshops” in your subject line. Please specify which of the sessions you would like to attend and if you have any online access requirements.

Topics, Dates and Times:

– Perfectionism
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am GMT, Monday 17th January 2022 NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Performers often have high levels of perfectionism, but what role does that play in their success? Here we will deep dive into the double edged sword of perfectionism and how it can impact circus artists.

– Transitions and Challenges
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am GMT, Tuesday 18th January 2022 NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
A growing amount of research is looking at changes across the lifespan of athletes, such as time out for motherhood or transitioning out of professional sport. With the potential to benefit circus artists, we will take a look at some of this research and how it can be used.

– Coping with Injury 
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am GMT, Monday 24th January 2022 NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Despite your best efforts, you’re injured. What next? This workshop will look at mental skills and information to support yourself or others from injury through to recovery.

About Jess:
Jess is an aerialist and circus performer who has spent the last year studying for her Msc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Her research project investigated how circus performers viewed challenges and threat in high risk activities. Based in Sheffield, Jess is currently Head Rigger at Greentop circus, delivering psychological skills training to performers, and developing her own work returning to training.

Photo credit: Emily Nicholl, 2020

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