Instructor: Andrea Harrison
Adore your dog? Find dog sports fill a gap in your life but you know you can get more out of them? Want to keep improving your mental game? Building your mental toolbox? Delving into planning and goal-setting in more detail? Looking at specific classes in your library and want to move into action? Want to work out a plan to maximize your success at a major event? Struggle with difficult people? If so, Infinite Possibilities is the course for you.
Finding motivation, dealing with ring nerves, coping with stress and changing plans, working with the animal you have not the one you wanted are all examples of the kinds of possibilities you may want to work on, but the list is truly endless. Perhaps you want to challenge your ability to remember courses, learn more about the workings of the brain, or process grief for a lost companion. It really is your choice how you use your thread and this class.
Students will have a safe, small, private, and supportive place to break down issues and work on their mental game. A significant part of the process will be building up, and using, individuals’ mental “ toolboxes” through discussions and personalized homework. You may use material and issues from other courses or start completely fresh. If an issue outside of dog sports is causing you angst and affecting your training or competing you are welcome to bring it to this class. We've worked on retirement plans, chronic pain, finding a new job and much more in this class.
This course is gold level only and kept small deliberately in order to keep it private and personal. What happens in IP stays in IP!
There will be material posted weekly dealing with both Mindfulness and Emotional well-being, which will provide prompts for students who want a more directed thread with formal general homework but students are welcome to do what they want/need in the course.