Free Mind ™ Life Coaching:
Group Training ,
What You’ll Learn:
Our Free Mind ™ Training Groups create a safe, supportive space for exploring your best self. The Warrior’s Way curriculum was first created to help rock climbers deal with fear in a high-stress environment. We quickly realized that the lessons we learn on the rock can be applied to all areas of life. We believe that mental training is best explored in communities–helping us explore what it means to be a part of something larger than ourselves–so we created a powerful group learning environment that can be accessed from your home.
How does it work?
Each week, your small group will meet for an hour-long video call with a Warrior’s Way trainer to explore an important mental training concept that you can apply directly to your life at home, at work, and in the world around you. During the call, participants will be paired up for exercises and activities that dive into the topic and create deep understanding of mental training concepts. The trainer will provide take-home activities to apply the topic to your life during the week. All participants will have access to a group online forum to discuss the topic and ask questions as they practice. At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to set personal goals for their continued exploration of mental training.
Topics Covered - Each Scheduled Event
Effective training begins with knowing the goal, which is keeping our attention focused in the moment on task. Once we know the goal, we can begin using our attention more purposefully. An important part of attention training is learning the difference between thinking and awareness. We’ll do drills to help you begin to unhook the two. You’ll learn how to recognize thoughts that aren’t aligned with your intentions and redirect your attention to the task.
An important aspect of mental training is experiencing the two different ways of focusing your attention: cognitively and somatically. What most people lack is experiences of somatic attention. Body awareness drills help you gain command over your attention, to narrow it to tasks, expand it to perceive situations more completely, and shift it as needed. You’ll learn a body awareness routine you can practice daily and how that translates to applying it in climbing.
Having body awareness is important as you apply yourself. Effective thinking strategies are also important. You might over-think, lose focus, and procrastinate. Having an intentional thinking process eliminates this. You’ll learn three things to think about so you feel prepared for the risks you take, applied to climbing and non-climbing situations.
So far you’ve learned the goal and how to prepare with the mind (intentional thinking) and how to take action with the body (body awareness). Between the two is decision-making. This is where you decide on the appropriateness of the risk. Many people misunderstand how to go through the decision process. They either avoid risks that they could take or take ones that are inappropriate. The former keeps you from learning; the latter can get you injured. You’ll learn how to define the boundaries around risk-taking so you can take risks to learn and minimize the consequences.
Who can Participate?
Our groups are for anyone 18 and older. You can sign up as an individual or with friends! We limit our group size to 5 people to ensure individual attention for each participant.