Mental skills training, and the intersection of well-being and mindfulness: With Lauren Ritchie


Live on CIUT 89.5 FM

Airing Date: January 18, 2023
Host/ Producer: Nicole Inica Hamilton

Assistant Production Manager/ Editor:  Amber Downie-Back


Featured Guest(s): Lauren Ritchie

On this episode, guest Lauren Ritchie opens up about mental skills training, mental performance, and the intersection of well-being and mindfulness.

About Lauren Ritchie:

Lauren Ritchie (MEd, BA, ESFCC) is an established mental skills educator, dance teacher, and choreographer. Her areas of interest and expertise include sports and performance mental training, as well as the intersection of well-being and mindfulness. With a personal philosophy of “Choose courage; do the work”, Lauren champions the brilliance and bravery within every dancer, educator, and leader.

Her work has led to the creation of international teacher training programs, dance and sport conventions, the pioneering show The Dance Podcast, and mental performance-based curriculums for dancers, athletes, and coaches. Lauren’s proficiency in performance preparation and enhancement has led to supporting youth and professionals in dance, theatre, hockey, music, gymnastics, volleyball, and soccer.

Lauren has been a featured speaker for the Women In Sport Speaker Series, Alberta Dance Alliance, Dance Studio Owners Association, House of Jazz (London), and the Toronto Dance Teacher Expo. She has delivered workshops to prestigious schools and programs like Harbour Dance Centre, the Alberta Ballet School, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Capilano University, the University of Calgary, and The Bridge Movement.

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