Fear of falling holding you back? Do you want to try climbing hard but the thought of failure stops you before even trying? Master your mind with coaching from Hazel Findlay and you'll take the first step towards realising your climbing dreams.
What's the weakest link holding back your climbing? Most people will point to something physical – fingers, arms, or even core – but how many times has your head game stopped you from sending?
“There are two types of fear: survival and illusory. The former is healthy and helpful while the latter is not. It is important to be able to distinguish between the two fears.” Arno Ilgner, The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training For Climbers
We've all been there; you freeze before making the move to the last hold, doubt floods in and your eyes turn towards the ground. But it doesn't have to be a fear of falling or failure that holds you back either, not being able to think positively or visualise success can also negatively impact your climbing, training, and even your everyday life.
"The most likely limitation to our climbing performance and enjoyment is the mind, and yet it’s also the most neglected," says Hazel.
So master your mind by joining us for a session of expert tutelage from BMC ambassador Hazel Findlay, followed by an action-packed night starring Hazel and comedian Niall Grimes (Manchester only).
Sign up for mental training: where and when
Tuesday 1 May: London White Spider Climbing
Masterclass 1: 2pm – 4.30pm Buy tickets
Masterclass 2: 5.30pm – 8pm (women only) Buy tickets
Wednesday 2 May: Bristol Redpoint Climbing Centre
Masterclass: 5.30pm – 8pm Buy tickets
Thursday 3 May: Manchester Manchester Climbing Centre
Masterclass: 4pm – 6.30pm Buy tickets
Evening film and talk: 7.30pm – 9pm Buy tickets
The Manchester Master Your Mind film night features:
Compered by comedian and BMC guidebook guru Niall Grimes
A very special talk by Hazel, giving an insight into her mental training with fun stories and exclusive film clips
A showing of the BMC TV film Mind Control. One of the new BMC TV films from the award-winning Jen Randall, this is an honest portait of Hazel's battle to regain fitness and climb 8c.
QnA session with Niall Grimes
Prizes, fun and freebies
With only 50 places, don't miss your chance to meet Hazel.
Masterclasses are £65 (BMC members) and £85 (non-members). The film night is £7 BMC members and £9 non-members. BMC members attending the Manchester masterclass and the film night pay £70.
The masterclasses are designed to help climbers deal wtih mental distraction and will be 2.5 hours long with nine participants.
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