mental toughness Archives - Dr. Chelsea Pierotti

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philosophy

Ep. 68- My Teaching Philosophy and How it Changed Me

It’s the key to dealing with those nasty parent emails 😉 Do you have a teaching or coaching philosophy? Personally, it took me years to come up with my own personal teaching philosophy that was really specific to me and not just words you say on a job application. It took years of experience, challenges, …

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mental health

Ep. 66- Supporting Our Dancers’ Mental Health

It’s important to look out for them, but it’s not all your responsibility either. This episode is a little heavier, but I’m learning to lean into the hard, so I hope you’ll join me. I’m grateful that there is a growing conversation around mental health, increasing awareness and hopefully supporting your dancers. However, I also …

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mental skills

Ep. 63- When Do I Teach My Dancers About Mental Skills?

Spoiler Alert: ANYTIME! But there’s more too it… It’s summer, which for me as a mental performance consultant means busy season! Lots of dance studios and coaches want to focus on mental skills training in the summer, which is great. It’s our “off-season” or as I like to say, “improvement season”. So in today’s episode, …

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team conflict

Ep. 53- 1 Big Reason Team Conflict Isn’t A Bad Thing

Don’t Avoid Team Conflict… Positive team culture doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen without a lot of effort and intentional team building. But in today’s episode, I want to share the 4 step process of how to go from a group to a team. And spoiler alert… it includes conflict. You have to go …

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confidence

Ep. 41 – Developing a Pre-Performance Routine for Confidence

Developing a Pre-Performance Routine for Confidence Mental skills are how you get the most out of your physical skills, and it helps ensure your dancers peak at the right time, and compete at their highest ability. Whatever physical skills you have trained are what you see on the competition floor. See, confidence is just one …

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mental toughness

Ep. 40 – How to Encourage Mental Toughness in our Dancers with Chelsie Hightower

How to Encourage Mental Toughness in our Dancers with Chelsie Hightower Recently I had the chance to sit down with Bri from Apolla Performance and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower, who you might recognize from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Chelsie and I found each other when a mutual friend …

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sport psychology

Ep. 13- What is Sport Psychology and How Can It Help Dancers?

What is Sport Psychology and How Can It Help Dancers? When I was dancing 20+ hours a week and basically living at the studio, I was always focused on improving my technique. All my energy went into getting stronger at the ballet barre, working flexibility, and trying to nail that hard across-the-floor combo in turns …

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