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Each Thursday in January, NXT has been teaming up with Greenepsych to deliver talks on topics that relate to mental health and well-being as well as achieving performance-related goals. To join us on this journey, we are extremely fortunate to have Mitch Greene, PhD, and Lauren Ruhl, LPC.
Each Thursday in January, NXT has been teaming up with Greenepsych to deliver talks on topics that relate to mental health and well-being as well as achieving performance related goals. To join us on this journey, we are extremely fortunate to have Mitch Greene, PhD, and Lauren Ruhl, LPC.
Dr. Mitch Greene is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist, with an expertise in generating tailor-made solutions to his clients’ problems. Dr. Greene works primarily with athletes pursuing high-performance goals, as well as coaches and athletic departments looking to educate their student-athletes on mental health and performance enhancement strategies. Dr. Greene has spoken nationally and internationally on topics related to building confidence, managing doubts, sports parenting, and building an elite performance culture. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. from Temple University and is the owner of Greenepsych Clinical & Sport Psychology, located in Haverford, PA.
Lauren Ruhl, LPC, CSCS is a licensed professional counselor and sports psychology consultant. A former college athlete, Lauren found her career path in helping others after suffering a season-ending injury in college. Lauren works primarily with athletes around issues such as recovering from injury, perfectionism, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, burnout, academic stress, and enhancing confidence. She provides individual and small group training for athletes, sport parents, teams, coaches, and health-care professionals (i.e., physical therapists, athletic trainers, etc) as well as working individually with clients, from elementary age to post-college age. Lauren supports athletes in learning not only the skills needed to be successful in sport, but also in life.
Below is a brief description of each topic as well as the recording of the actual session. This section will be updated throughout the Winter Wellness Series until all sessions are completed and all videos are posted.
January 7, 2021 - Learning to Navigate COVID-19
This past year has been anything but normal. Losing your sport season and the uncertainty of your schedules can be emotionally exhausting and extremely frustrating. In this session, Mitch and Lauren discuss how to make the best of your time and develop creative ways to stay committed to your goals.
January 14, 2021 - Managing Mind Chatter
Every athlete / person experiences it. When the outcome is uncertain and you care deeply about the result, there is always that voice in your head reminding you of all of the things that could possibly go wrong - causing you to second-guess and doubt yourself. This week, Mitch and Lauren define “Mind Chatter” and offer ways to manage it so that it does not dominate us.
January 21, 2021 - Tips to Being a Great Sports Parent
We only want the best for our children. But, we sometimes get exhausted and overwhelmed because we too can feel the pressure of trying to help our son and/or daughter succeed. In this session, Mitch and Lauren discuss the optimal mindset for parents to adopt, and tips on how to effectively communicate with your lacrosse loving child.
January 28, 2021 - Managing the Injury Roller Coaster
It’s sad, but it’s true. It’s not a matter of if an injury happens, but when. Recovering from an injury can be exhausting and overwhelming; it sometimes makes it hard to feel like you can successfully return to sport. In this session, Mitch and Lauren discuss how to find the blessing within injuries, the top issues that injured athletes deal with, and 3 psychological tools to help you manage and control your recovery.
If you would like any additional information, or to be connected with Mitch or Lauren, feel free to reach out to one of your coaches or to Ian McGinnis (email@example.com) and we'd be happy to make the connection. Additionally, you can feel free to reach out to Mitch and Lauren directly and they’d be happy to communicate.
Mitchell Greene, PhD
Lauren Ruhl, LPC
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