Hockey Confidence: Train Your Brain to Win in Hockey and in Life

Hockey Confidence: Train Your Brain to Win in Hockey and in Life

by Isabelle Hamptonstone MSc.


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"This book is a powerful tool for developing your self-belief and confidence. It will help many NHL hockey players be better teammates and better players."—Mark Recchi, five-time Stanley Cup champion & Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

A game-changing guide to help hockey players of all ages gain the confidence they need to excel at the sport.

Confidence affects how we deal with stress and how we fulfill our potential to achieve the results we desire. In sports and in life, confidence is the underlying factor determining mental and physical performance, leading to overall success. This book by experienced mental performance specialist Isabelle Hamptonstone contains a collection of powerful techniques and tips to help hockey players overcome lack of confidence.

Clear instructions and illustrative case studies show how training the brain to develop and sustain hockey confidence can upgrade results and help players make smarter, quicker decisions under pressure. Hamptonstone shares step-by-step guidelines gleaned from her years of research working with the giants in the game of hockey. Some of the greatest hockey players in the world have used these very same steps to change their game and their lives. Added to this base of personal knowledge, the book references inspiring moments of mental performance by Wayne Gretzky, Doug Lidster, Scott Niedermayer, Shane Doan, Darryl Sydor, Jarome Iginla, and Mark Recchi.

This pragmatic and positive book is a game-changing guide and valuable resource for anyone interested in high-performance hockey, as well as a valuable tool for self-development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771642019
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 340,664
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Isabelle Hamptonstone MSc. is a mental performance specialist with ten years’ experience focusing on the brain’s ability to overcome confidence obstacles. She is the CEO of Brain Train International, which helps professionals in business, elite sport, public service, and leadership positions become more competent, confident, efficient, and successful. She specializes in eliminating unhelpful patterns of thought to establish optimum levels of performance under pressure.

Table of Contents

Foreword Doug Lidster 1

Introduction: Hockey Confidence: Your Key to Winning 3

1 Take Responsibility for Your Progress 15

2 Anxiety: One of the Greatest Tools for Your Success 45

3 Supercharge Your Self-Esteem 63

4 Turn Stress Nightmares into Miracles on the Ice 85

5 Self-Belief Stalling? Get It Back in Gear 103

6 Sharpen Your Focus and Raise Your Game 121

7 Overcome Mental Roadblocks to Win from Within 135

8 Refuel Your Mental Energy 153

9 Follow Your Own True North 171

Afterword: Hockey: Your Confidence, Your Dreams, Your Results 191

Notes 201

Acknowledgments 210

About the Author 213

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