Heather Bassham Sumlin on Mental Management
Heather Sumlin, Director of Performance Programs, specializes in Mental Management training for subjective sports and competitive outlets and is also the primary mental coach for dog handlers at Mental Management Systems.
She has been a mental coach for 10 years and has worked with dog handlers for 5 years. As the daughter of Lanny Bassham, the founder of Mental Management she has extensive knowledge of the system and is certified to teach it.
Upbeat, motivating, fun and encouraging, Heather can bring out the best in You! Not only will you learn the Mental Management System but she will help you apply it to your competitive and life goals.
Here is a testimonial from Catherine Laria who hosted a seminar a few years back:
“Back in 2011 I was introduced to the Mental Management System. After listening to With Winning in Mind I went out and won my first Herding State Championship. I was 100% sold on it. We quickly started a group of Facebook friends who also followed the system and called ourselves the M&M’s. Although we felt we were progressing, this year we wanted to go further. We decided to host a seminar before our Nationals. When I called I fully expected to have Lanny do the seminar and if not, then Troy since we had all listened to his book as well. When Heather offered to run the seminar since she is the one who primarily deals with agility competitors we were hesitant. We wanted one of the “competitors”, someone who could relate to us. BOY WERE WE WRONG! We could not have asked for a better seminar leader. Heather took the time to build a specific agenda with our group and was extremely patient and clear in working us through every question we had on the Mental Management System. It was so great to have an entire day focused on us and our sport of agility but more than that was the response I heard from the individuals in the following days. People thanked me left and right for hosting the seminar, that it changed their lives. They were so pumped for their future. AS if I had anything to do with it… It was All Heather!”
Owner of K9 Country Club & Training Academy
This seminar will be held in our indoor facility. The surface is Sprinturf with rubber inlay with all state of the art equipment.
2015 Trammel Rd Cumming GA
Mental Management For the Performance Dog Handler
In this 2 day seminar Heather will target the following things:
• Mental Management Principles
• Pressure Control Strategies
• How to “Handle” Distractions
• How to Change Self-Image to Improve Performance in the Ring
We will set up a mock trial set up where we break down the anticipation phase, Action Phase
Reinforcement Phase. The first day will be lecture and the second day will be working with the
dogs. On the second day we will focus on the anticipation phase and then run with
reinforcement phase discussion after the run. You will also learn how to properly journal
and how to properly self praise.
Sat April 21- Sun April 22
Registration Can be found here