4 week online course

Finding her balance online


Mindset & Well-Being course for young female athletes with Olympian Brooke Neal


HOW IT WORKS:

- 4 weeks, 4 modules
- Self paced
- Fully online
- 1-2 hours work per week


Girls - you never know what instance or realisation will change the course of your life. Don’t wait until you’re older to learn these tools that could help you TODAY. I am so looking forward to taking you on this journey.
-Brooke

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My story

When I was at high school, I had it all. I was Head Girl, and getting top grades. I was selected for the U18 NZ team, and the pathway of becoming a Black Stick was laid out in front of me. 

But, despite a fantastic support system of parents and coaches, I was pushing myself too hard to be the best, to achieve the most, to win. This impacted my mental and emotional health. Which then impacted my performance on the field. I was missing school for sports tournaments, missing out on social events to catch up on school, and struggling to maintain friendships.

It felt like I was constantly juggling many different balls, and at times they all came crashing down. In moments, I struggled with feelings of never ‘enoughness’, anxiety, burnout and keeping up with the continuous demands on my time and energy. 

So I decided that while I loved my sport and loved I winning, this was not sustainable and that there must be a better way to achieve my goals, without sacrificing my mental well-being. 

Since I left high school and entered the world of high performance sport, I discovered and kept working at techniques that improve my mental and emotional well-being. Training my mind has resulted in better performances in my body. This is my secret to success and happiness that I wish I could go back and tell my high school self.

Why I created the ‘Finding Her Balance’  Course

Today, so many young girls are struggling, just like I did at their age. They’re not equipped with the tools they need to balance out their ambitions and mental health. Between the demands of competitive sport, school and growing up, it can often become a lot for a young athlete to deal with!

These skills I am sharing are not taught in school. Too often the mental and emotional pressure of being a young athlete athlete is not addressed, the focus is only on the physical performance and on winning. The common mentality is that the more we train and the harder we push our bodies physically, the better we will be.

 But this is definitely not the case. 95% of my performance I put down to my mind, and I want these young athletes to understand this at a younger age. I passionately believe that this shift in mentality will not only improve their physical performance, but it will result in them being happier people as they grow into adulthood.

Since returning from the 2016 Rio Olympics, I’ve worked with hundreds of young female athletes where I’ve seen first hand the high demands and challenges of being an athlete in high school. I have taken them through in-person mental skills workshops, sharing the techniques and tools I have learned over the years in my pursuit for balance and excellence. And there has been fantastic results and feedback. 

So I created this online course to reach as many busy young athletes and enable them to access this guidance in their own time, while working around their busy schedules.

Finding Her Balance Online Course

  • Designed to work around your busy schedule - you can work at your own pace and in your own time over a 4 week block.
  • Lower cost than a full in-person workshop, though you’ll still be in direct contact with me throughout the course
  • You’ll get VIP access to new insights from my own journey as I train to compete at the biggest sporting event in 2020

Who this Course is FOR

Young female athletes who are struggling to cope with the pressure of playing competitive sports, find balance in their lives, or who want to empower themselves to avoid such struggles as they grow. 

Their lives and performance on the field may be being impacted by:

  • Doing too much and burning out which can lead to injuries, illness, chronic fatigue
  • Suffering from anxiety, depression, perfectionism, low self-esteem, loneliness, loss of focus, 
  • Experiencing loss of friendships or social isolation
  • Missing classes for sport training, struggling to keep up and feel pressure to do too much by unrealistic expectations

How this course will help

The Finding Her Balance Course provides guidance and support for young female athletes struggling to balance their sport, school, social lives, and mental and emotional health. All in a convenient online format.

This course will provide proven tools and techniques that will empower these ambitious individuals to take control of their mental wellbeing as they pursue their sporting goals.

This course will also give parents and coaches a helping hand in their efforts to support their girls. We are all part of a team and we all need a bit of help sometimes.

How the course works & what you get

The online course runs over four weeks, but you will have access to the course for eight weeks in total.  Built through the learning platform Intuto, it is designed to be flexible and work around your schedule, accommodating you if completed in a shorter or slightly longer time frame. You will work through one module per week, but at your own time and pace. Each topic is roughly 30 minutes work per day - very achievable even when studying for exams!

  • After completing the pre-course introduction, you will then unlock the first module "What Makes You Tick". Each week, a new course will be released for you to work through. Ideally you would spread the work out during the week, allowing for you to absorb and apply what you are learning in your day to day life.
  • You will be given the option to download an app called What's Right AI, where you will be given a personalised virtual coach driven by AI - all based on research and the science of positive psychology. This includes daily check ins through the app, assistance in setting goals, strengths, values and much more. You can track and monitor your overall well-being week to week.
  • Each topic within the module comes with a short video from Brooke, and a worksheet or audio file. 
  • After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for your CV or job application.

Module topics

How Do I Make Change?

Start the course off with a bang. In order to make progress, learn something new or get motivated, first we need to:

A) Figure out exactly where you are at (just like a GPS on your maps)

B) Have a clear vision of where you want to go

C) Start some good habits to close the gap

This workshop will set you up to win, every. single. day. Buckle up girl, you're in for something pretty special!

How Can I Control My Mind? 

We are our harshest critic. The meanest things that are said TO you, are BY you. Ooosh that one hurts, doesn't it?! Because it's the truth. Once you begin to tap into the calm stillness in the eye of the hurricane that is our lives, we can unlock our true potential.

  • Change your inner critic to an inner coach. You'll be walked through this step by step.
  • You'll create your very own empowering statement. This won't be easy, but it will be very rewarding! I'll guide you through the entire process.
  • Try out some of my favourite exercises to use every day. You'll be able to apply this in your every day life.

How Can I Step Up When Under Pressure?

We all want to get the edge and perform well, consistently in our sport (and life).

When we are performing well in our sport, generally all other areas of our lives are also on track. By looking at the mistakes we make pre, during and post competition, we can begin to tap into our best performance.

  • Create consistency in performance
  • Develop routines
  • Learn reset tools for mistakes
  • Deal with pressure

How Can I Look After My Body Better?

By nourishing our bodies with the right tools, we can get back to playing the sport we love faster.

‘Our bodies are temples’ yet we expect so much from them and often neglect their warning signs or alarm bells.  It is also important to address the mental impact injuries have, and how this can delay healing.

  • Learn simple yoga at home
  • Discover breath techniques for healing
  • Tackle your mindset during and post injury
  • Learn self massage


What's My Game Plan?

You've got the tools. You're inspired. You're motivated. But... you could still leave the course and go back to old ways, right? Not on my watch! Our final module is designed to give you a crystal clear game plan that you will create and put into action.

  • Create your own 'Gap Map' (to close the gap between where you are, and where you want to go)
  • Set yourself up for success by scheduling massive action
  • Break things down into bite size achievable steps

dates & Prices

You can get started straight away for $27!

  • As soon as payment is processed, you'll get access to the course.

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Testimonials

Mum of 16 y/o hockey player

My daughter has just completed your "performance, mind-set and well-being for young female athletes" course and she got so much out of it I just wanted to say thank you. In the past she has suffered from anxiety and self-doubt so your course was a perfect fit to expand her skill base to deal with these feelings. She is still practicing the yoga and other techniques. We wish you good luck for the remaining games you have and the Olympics. Kind regards, A very appreciative Mum

Roma Edwards - NZ Motorcross

My favourite topic was 'Rebound from injury' just because I have been through countless injuries and had lots of setbacks and I am always replaying these injuries in my head and psyching myself out. The way Brooke has explained how she has been through all this and how she coped has changed my mindset towards these injuries. I got a better understanding for how my mind works and what I need to do to train my brain to excel in my sport and achieve great things. I never really knew much about visualisation but I have been using it lately and I can see a big difference in such a short amount of time.

15 y/o squash player

I’ve had a lot of downs and had people tell me I’m not good enough, but one main person was me. I think that mentally I’m stronger now and this helped me so much and I’m so thankful for having the opportunity to do this. I really liked the Instagram stories you did telling us about your trainings and I found it really cool to see what you do in a day. I really liked the self talk section because I struggle a lot with that and I love the hair tie trick! I’m getting better at it now and it helped knowing I’m not the only one going through this. I also really liked the injury and post training/game part with all the stretches. Overall I loved all of it it was really great to have you share this knowledge and show us that we aren’t alone.

17 y/o athletics and hockey player

It helped improve my self talk and made me realise how it was negatively affecting my games and my performance without really realising it. It also gave me lots of strategies and resources to help with the mental side of sport and the skills also help me in everyday life. I found all the topics really beneficial for my sports and outside of sports as well in everyday life. And I can already see myself using some of the skills I've learnt from this course already.

16 y/o football player

One thing that really resonated with me from this course was the importance of living in the present time and not overthinking on past mistakes or what we imagine would happen in the future. At every training I had this in mind and I found myself enjoying myself more and remembering why I love my sport. I also really appreciated the tasks we got to do and the one where we had to give advice to ourselves - it helped me move on from an event that was really holding me back in my sport. I know that I can carry the tips and tricks I learn't in this course through to my everyday life and I am grateful to have had this opportunity to learn more about myself as a person.

Sarah Simpson

I'm now able to perform so much better on the hockey field after changing that inner critic to an inner coach. I now know ways how to stop negative self talk. I now try my hardest to always think in the present, not the past or the future. I know so many more great recovery tips, and if I do get an injury I know now to have a good mindset. I set great goals that I will definitely go back to in the future, and now I'm determined to achieve those goals which gives me something to strive for and achieve throughout the year. I've just got so much out of the course - it has been so great.

Josephine Murray - U21 Dutch Hockey Player

My favorite topic was week 2, mastering self talk and overcome perfectionism. I struggle with this the most and it felt good to hear you talking about it and that made me realize that you can do something about it, since you did that. Now I'm confident about the fact that I can change and overcome it, which I believe will really help my well-being and performance. I thought videos of you in the content were really great. That way it already felt like there was interaction with you. And it's always nice to hear from someone who struggled with the same things but managed to deal with them.

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