Method Mindset

You may think the game of hockey is played on the ice. But most of the game is actually played somewhere else: Between your ears. It takes skill, endurance, and agility to be successful in this game, but it also takes perseverance, hard work, composure, and good character to continue developing as a player, and as a person.

In sports, the emphasis is most often on technical skill development. But if you’re leaving your mental preparation to chance, you’re only doing part of your job. With this philosophy in mind, Method Hockey introduces Method Mindset, a full-service mental skills component of our player development program.

Through group workshops and individual sessions for athletes, coaches, and parents, Method Mindset will become a cutting edge resource for the Method Hockey community. The focus of Method Mindset will be on providing mental skills training that will help our players develop an edge over other players on the ice, and provide tools for success off the ice.

Athletes at all levels, from collegiate sports to Major League Baseball to the Olympics trust mental skills training to get them to and keep them at the top of their games.

Method Mindset will focus on topics like:

  • How to go into high-pressure situations with composure
  • How to manage success and failures, in practice and in competition
  • How to set goals and stay focused on what matters most
  • How to manage distractions and cultivate focus

Method Mindset will be led by Dr. Gloria Park, a skilled consultant and practitioner in the fields of sport and performance psychology, as well as applied positive psychology. Gloria has dedicated her career to bringing the best of science to cultivating the mental skills necessary for optimal performance through research, teaching, and training.

She has spent most of her time working with individuals and groups in high-stress and high-pressure occupations, such as the military, operational and tactical populations, as well as athletes and performing artists across a broad range of domains.

As a former athlete, she understands the unique environment of competitive athletics, and works to translate strategies and develop tools that can be easily integrated into training and competition.

Gloria is one of just a handful of people in the world with academic training and expertise in both performance psychology as well as applied positive psychology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Villanova University, a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (where she has been on the instructional staff for over a decade), and a PhD

in Kinesiology with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology from Temple University. Over the last decade, she was part of an elite training team delivering resilience training to thousands of soldiers in the United States Army, has worked on developing educational materials with the Human Performance Resource Center, a Department of Defense Center of Excellence, consulting with specific military populations on holistic fitness and performance, and shaping and contributing to thinking around performance psychology applications across various government agencies.

She is currently the Research Director for Wharton People Analytics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gloria Park: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gloriahmpark

For more information or to book a session email: info@methodicehockey.com