Mind-Body Performance Training with The Green Bay Packers and Olympic Hopeful Athletes by Heather Dermyer, Green Bay Packers/United States Olympic Education Center
This presentation will describe my work as a Mind-Body Specialist for the Green Bay Packers and for athletes at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The USOEC is the only Olympic training center that enables their athletes to earn a college degree while training for their sport. I work with athletes on the Weightlifting Team, the Short Track Speedskating Team, the Women's Freestyle Wrestling Team, and the Men's Greco Roman Wrestling Team. With the Packers and at the USOEC I conduct Mind-Body Performance Training sessions with the athletes. This is a program that I developed that incorporates multiple styles of yoga, stretching, deep breathing, meditation, and visualization. Research on the program will also be presented.