In a nutshell, I use ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ to help dog handlers conquer their competition related anxieties.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP as it’s more commonly known, looks at the way people think, feel and speak – both to others and themselves – and the beliefs, values and behaviours this language creates.
It’s been around since the 1970’s. Using a wide range of methods NLP Practitioners can help you to understand how in those situations, where you feel especially confident, you generate that feeling of calm and certainty even when you’re the underdog; how it is that in some situations you and your dog have moments of brilliance, yet you can’t reproduce them whenever you want; and how it is that sometimes everything you do seems just right, you feel as though you are working as one and you achieve new personal bests. When you know the answers to these questions and others like them, you begin to have more choice over the way you achieve your goals.
Very interesting…but does it work?
Thousands of people have improved performance in a wide range of spheres, from business to parenting, overcoming performance anxiety to improving relationships, feeling more relaxed to improving confidence. So it’s proven to work.
As an NLP trainer and master practitioner who specialises in dog sport related issues, I use a selection of NLP techniques to help clients feel more confident and relaxed when competing. This in turn means they can concentrate under any conditions and actually enjoy competing.
How many times have you, in any aspect of your life, missed out on success because you’ve been so nervous? In the ring these feelings can be debilitating and a barrier to success and enjoyment for both you and your dog, so helping clients feel more in control, more confident, and calmer really can enhance the lives of both handlers and their dogs – my mission in life!
This means that you and your dog get more from the sport and can really enjoy the exhilaration of working as one: the ability for you and your dog to have more fun; to reap the rewards and recognition for the time you’ve invested in training; to go off on great adventures together – which could be a walk in park! – without the stresses felt before.
“Angela has taught me how to quickly create the frame of mind and right feelings I need to achieve the consistency I’m after. We are now able deliver good rounds every time.”