Free Mind ™ Course
On and Off the Wall
What You’ll Learn:
The Course Consists of Four Levels:
Level 1: Agile Mind
Climbing teaches us powerful lessons about addressing life’s challenges: inspiring goals motivate us to put in the work that is necessary to achieve them. Along the way, we learn and grow through this work, leading to a more meaningful life. This sounds simple, but our mind often gets distracted in this process. In this level, you will focus on directing your attention more intentionally, developing the mental agility to stay engaged in the learning process and enjoy the challenges that you choose to take on.
Level 2: Resilient Mind
In level two, you will use the foundational skills from level one to become responsive, rather than reactive, to stress. We often think of limiting thoughts and strong emotions as bad, but if we have the resources to deal with them, they can actually inform our learning process rather than sabotage our performance. Through engaging, climbing-based activities, you will learn to feel less threatened by fear, frustration, and self-criticism and develop resiliency in all areas of your life.
Level 3: Confident Mind
Establishing a healthy self-image frees our energy to connect with others and go more confidently towards our inspiring goals. In level three, you will explore important questions about identity and its relationship to performance. You will learn to break free of the cycle of feeling good and bad about yourself based on your performance to unlock the joy of believing that you truly belong.
Level 4: Free Mind
In the final level, you will integrate the lessons from the first three sections into the bigger picture of your life and climbing career. With an agile, resilient, and confident mind, you’ve developed the freedom to show up as your best self in your relationships and trust how life unfolds. At the end of the course, you will set value-driven goals for climbing, work, and relationships to carry forward the lessons from mental training.
Each level consists of four modules.
Each module contains a set of videos, interactive activities, and reflection questions. You will access the course materials through our unique online learning platform and interact with others on our community page.
There are two ways to take this course:
Group or Individual
Take this course as part of a group.
Taking this course as part of a group, you select a specific time and day to meet in a small-group setting on Zoom and participate in group discussion forums about the material. Learning about mental training in a community setting is a powerful way to build connections.
The weekly Zoom calls are one hour long and include a guided group discussion of the material and interactive activities. There are 4 weekly calls repearting on the specific day and time indicated below. We offer a sliding scale price option for taking the group course.
For the groups starting in January 2023, the payments will occur monthly starting with the date of purchase, lasting for 4 payments. This could cause earlier payments than course progression which will not affect access.
Take this course as a Individual
Taking this course as an individual, you work 1:1 with a Warrior’s Way trainer to personalize the curriculum to your specific training needs. As you work through the material, you interact with your trainer through direct messages on our community site and during four 30-minute Zoom check-ins per level. It's self-paced: you can complete one module per week like the Group Course or you can decide to space out the modules.
You will have access to a community forum where you can interact with others who are also participating as individuals.
How old do I need to be to participate?
- Our group courses are open to anyone age 18 and up (please inquire about groups for youth climbers). Our individual courses do not have an age requirement.
How many people are in a group?
- We allow up to 5 participants in a group to ensure that the group is an intimate, interactive environment.
What is the sliding scale for? How do I select a price?
- The sliding scale allows you to adjust the price based on your financial needs. We want to make this course as accessible as possible to participants. Please select the pricing option that feels appropriate for your financial situation.
What is the difference between the individual and group courses? Which one should I choose?
- The group and individual courses use the same material and resources. The group course is on a set schedule, whereas the individual course has more flexibility. The individual course allows more time to make personal connections to your climbing and tailor the exercises to meet your needs. Many participants choose between the two based on their scheduling needs and their preferred learning style.
Do I need to take the 4 levels in order?
- Yes, the material builds on itself, so the previous levels are a prerequisite for each level.
How do I sign up for a weekly Zoom call on the Individual course?
- You will receive a link that allows you to select calendar times for your 4 30-minute Zoom calls per level. You can sign up on the link for the same time each week or 4 different times, depending on your schedule.
How do I access the course?
- When you register, you will be sent a link to the course material. You will need to make an account on our community page to access the course and discussion forum.
Can I access the course from my phone?
- Yes, all materials can be accessed from a phone.
How often do I need to climb during the course to get value out of it?
- This depends on the person. We’ve had participants take the course during their performance season and during complete off-seasons. There will be opportunities to practice the material while climbing, but there will be other options if you are not able to climb during the course. The course can be a great way to stay engaged with your climbing if you are away from the rock for a while.
Do I need to be a climber to take the course?
- No! There are climbing activities, but we have had a variety of different athletes take the course and benefit from the material.
What resources are included in the course?
- The course includes videos, worksheets, audio files, and a group discussion forum to support your learning.
How much time will I be expected to spend on the course each week between calls?
- This depends on the person. Expect to dedicate at least 15 minutes per day and 15-30 minutes during a climbing session, but you can absolutely invest more if you are psyched and able!