Is Mental Skills Coaching for You?
Over the years, I've found that athletes who benefit most from Mental Skills Coaching share the following qualities:
  • You feel driven to achieve your personal best.
  • You love setting and achieving goals based on your core values.
  • You enjoy collaborating with a coach to strategize playing those values.
  • You recognize when negative thoughts are impeding your success.
  • You are willing to practice mental skills as well as physical ones.
  • You hold yourself personally accountable for your performance.
  • You are willing to take risks to improve your performance.
  • You hate to lose, but respect your fellow competitors.
  • You want to learn to work smarter, not just harder.
Long Distance Coaching
I coach many of my clients by telephone, GoToMeeting or FaceTime. Distance has never been a problem. What matters is how you put the principles into practice.

– Lynda Lahman

What started out as a goal to "fix" my fear of riding has now opened me up to approaching my entire life in a different way with more confidence, joy, and optimism."

"The biggest lesson I learned from her was how to make peace with that part of me that is terrified, critical and fundamentally unhelpful, rather than try to fight it or force it away."

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Hello, I'm Lynda Lahman, a mental skills coach for athletes based in the Seattle, Washington area.

Every athlete experiences pangs of doubt, fear, self-consciousness, frustration and distraction. If yours last for moments, hours or even days, here's good news:
Mental skills coaching can help you master the mental game of sport–and in the process, have you enjoying your game more than you ever thought possible.
My unique approach to coaching.
Since 2004, I've been helping athletes of all ages and backgrounds learn to master the mental game of sport. My unique approach is based on what I've learned from 30 years of practice as a psychotherapist, over nine years experience coaching athletes, and a lifetime of experience as an athlete myself. (Bio)

Here's what makes my coaching unique:
  • Values-based goal setting: I explore what truly motivates you – what fires you up to push for excellence – and then help you create an action plan that will fuel that fire and sustain your passion for your game.
  • Proven techniques: I don't waste time on "self talk," "acting as if," reciting affirmations, or dissecting past mistakes. Those techniques don't work. I show you what does: visualization, mental rehearsal, the use of centering phrases and actions, and more.
  • The power of mindfulness: Above all, I teach you the practice of mindfulness. Once you learn how stay in the now, or "compete in the moment," you own the single most powerful psychological skill an athlete can possess.
Attainable results.
When you apply the lessons and techniques you learn in session, you can look forward to achieving the following gains:
  • Much greater confidence on the playing field.
  • Increased ability to focus, remain composed, and compete in the moment.
  • Greater skillfulness at visualizing or mentally rehearsing next best moves.
  • No longer obsessing about injuring or reinjuring yourself.
  • Increased ability to quickly bounce back from errors or losses.
  • A newfound enthusiasm and passion for the game.
I cite these gains out of experience. Over 50% of the people I work with have been referred to me by former, satisfied clients. Over 30% of my clients, having taken their game to the next level, come back to me to take on much bigger challenges.

Learn more. Call or email me to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Lynda Lahman
(425) 761-7715
The Winner's Mind by Lynda Lahman, MA
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