Feb 07 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Mental Performance Workshop: Overcoming Fears of Falling (Four-part series)

Overcoming Fears of Falling: A three-part workshop

Fear is inevitable when climbing and when not managed, can impact development. This four-part workshop will help climbers better understand fear and learn strategies to enhance presence and control when fear arises. Each class will start in the classroom and end practicing skills learned in the workshop on the wall. We will cover topics like understanding physiology, breathing strategies, self-talk, attention, and more.

Kourtney Sappenfield is a Mental Performance Coach with a M.S. in Kinesiology (Sport and Exercise Psychology). She teaches mental performance skills (energy management, goal setting, team- building, imagery, self-talk, etc.) to any performer (individual or group) who would like to optimize the mental side of their performance. For the past several years, she has been working at Fort Bliss teaching mental performance skills to soldiers and their families. Her experience also extends to working with D1 collegiate athletes, rock climbers, youth athletes and camps, as well as adult athletes/exercisers.