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

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

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 motivation, dealing with change, getting in ‘the zone’ and positive psychology (know your super strength!) followed by a group discussion. More details on each topic and date below. Places are limited to create space for discussion and sharing of experiences within the group.

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

Topics, Dates and Times:

-Motivation for Circus Artists
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am, Tuesday 21st September 2021
An introduction to theories of motivation, understanding your own motivation, with skills for goal setting and managing procrastination.

-An Introduction to Positive Psychology
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am, Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Identifying your circus super strengths, looking at what makes an individual great and unique and skills to can help your performance.

-Theories of Behaviour Change
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am, Tuesday 28th September 2021
An introduction to behaviour change research as well as how to help change your own behaviour.

-Getting in “The Zone”
Date and Time: 10am-11:30am, Thursday 30th September 2021
What is ‘the zone’ and how can circus artists use it to help improve performance?

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

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