Speaker Session: Mental Skills & Strategies for Today

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

6:30pm -7pm: GATE Parent Business Meeting
7:00pm -8pm: Speaker Session

Louis Riel School: Library
9632 Oakfield Drive SW

Mental Skills & Strategies for Today

Today, more than ever, youth are bombarded with conflicting messages and ideas, often leading to poor self-image, low self-esteem, and issues with confidence. As parents and teachers, we recognize the complex social landscape through which our children must traverse, and constantly seek to provide them with the tools and strategies that they can use to stay mentally and emotionally healthy.

At this session, Robert Caratun will share some of the mental skills and strategies that the world’s top performers use to manage anxiety and optimize performance. These will include the importance of perception, the distinction between effort and talent, and mental toughness. In addition to providing strategies that youth can use directly, Robert will also share some of the latest findings from developmental researchers relating to how parents and teachers can best support their children. These will include the importance of the growth and fixed mindset and methods to foster positivity and happiness.

This will be an interactive and eye-opening evening; we all look forward to seeing you there!

About the Speaker:
Robert Caratun is a former competitive swimmer, a high performance coach, and a leading authority on the current mental tools and strategies used by elite athletes and performers. With a formal education in psychology and neurobiology, Robert uses his academic background and athletic experiences to develop mental skills programs that cater to high performance athletes and students. To date, Robert has worked with athletes from a diverse array of sport backgrounds, as well as with students, coaches, parents and teachers in order to breakdown and teach the mental skills and strategies that can be used to facilitate coping, decrease anxiety, and build confidence.

Who can attend? This event is open to all who are interested.
Is there a cost? Pay what you can: these sessions are provided without charge as a benefit for our families, but please note that there are costs involved (speaker honorariums, printing costs, etc) and your support enables future offerings. Suggested donation is $5-10. Tax receipts can be issued for donations over $20.