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Joni Johnston Neidigh is a Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida, and has been in private practice for over 27 years. She is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotist and an instructor for HPTI. Joni specializes in athletic performance and has assisted in the development of athletes from age-group to Olympians and professionals in the sport of swimming. In addition to working with USA registered swimmers and coaches in the United States, Joni has hosted and worked with coaches and teams from other countries including Spain, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, Singapore and more.
Joni is a regular presenter at club teams, coaches clinics, colleges, and high schools all over the country. She is known for helping athletes, coaches, parents and teams learn to improve their mental game in a fun, easy, time efficient way. In addition to seeing clients at her private practice locations, Orange, Park, Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, she also offers one on one sessions with athletes via FaceTime or Skype.
Joni is the author of AIM Gold Medal Mental Toughness Success Guide and Anger and Violence Intervention Program Success Guide. She has produced over 20 products to assist with athletic performance. Joni offers a sports certification through HPTI which includes internship opportunities.
Gold Medal Mental Toughness for Athletes: The Mellow Technique
As hypnotists, when working with athletes it is important to assist them in breaking the habit of using emotionally loaded language that often sabotages their competitive performances. Participants who attend this presentation will learn the Mellow Technique which helps athletes (or anyone) identify patterns that are hurting their performances. This allows the athlete to quickly modify their language and adjust the intensity and volume of that language to optimistically and willingly propel them towards their goals. Participants will observe a demonstration of this technique as well as practice this technique with an opportunity for feedback from Jone, a coach, and an athlete. The Mellow Success Worksheet, Template, and Sample Script will also be provided. This presentation will take place following the presenter’s travel to the United States Olympic Trials for Swimming and the Summer Olympic Games.