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My daughter is a competitive athlete who began struggling with competition anxiety last fall when she started competing on a national level. It really impaired her ability to perform, and even to practice. I was unsure where to turn for help when another parent recommended A Focused Mind Sports Consulting. I am pleased to say that our experience with David has been extremely positive, he is very professional and prompt to reply with help. My daughter found his recommendations quite effective and is happy to be thriving in her sport once again. I would highly recommend A Focused Mind Sports Consulting to any athlete. (Parent of a Canada Games Athlete)

I started sports psychology sessions with Dr. Hancock this year and they have played a very important role in allowing me to compete to the best of my ability. Learning how to channel in-competition stress and manage my emotions and thoughts throughout competitions has been very useful in preparing me for my season. This has allowed me to feel even more focused when competing. From these sessions, I feel as though I am a more confident competitor, capable of overcoming adverse situations that may present themselves on race day. (Track and Field Gold Medalist; Atlantic University Sport)

We have been working with Dr. Hancock for the last 3 seasons and it has been one of the best decisions we have made as a team.  Our goal at the start of our relationship was to work through the nerves many of us felt before performing, allowing us to skate to our full potential at high-stakes competitions. As a team of 20 teenagers/young adults competing at a National level, there are many stressors and pressures we feel preparing for competition. Working with Dr. Hancock has helped us identify strategies to manage this stress and feel equipped to perform at our best. Beyond that, our sessions with Dr. Hancock have helped us create a more effective team dynamic, and build deeper and more trusting relationships with our teammates. Dr. Hancock does a fantastic job at facilitating the difficult discussions that often need to happen within a team. He allows space for each teammate to share their own feelings and individual stressors, and provides helpful tools to manage them. He has helped us identify that everyone’s needs and responses may look different in a given situation, and has helped us understand what each of us need to feel our best leading up to competition. Dr. Hancock is professional and personable, and it’s obvious that he cares about the athletes he works with. We hope to continue our work together for many years to come! (Mount Pearl-Paradise Open Starlites Synchronized Skating Team; 2022 National Champions)

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