Resilience – Learn how to bounce back from setbacks

As entrepreneurs we must be able to deal with different situations, positive and negative ones. We have to learn how to be comfortable with the uncomfortable on our way to reaching goals. Athletes are known for their resilience. So, what can we learn from them?  Besides regular resilience training, like strength and conditioning, athletes learn from sport psychologists how to cope with their thoughts and feelings accompanying difficult situations. We tend to avoid and ignore them but pushing negative thoughts and feelings away may cause short- term relief; however, in the long term they come back at them unexpectedly and with higher intensity, like a boomerang.

In this workshop different methods to improve your psychological flexibility will be presented and ways how to implement these strategies into your daily life.

Bio Afke van der Wouw

Afke van de Wouw is a sport psychologist, human movement scientist and former physiotherapist. As a sport psychologist she has been working for professional football clubs such as VVV-Venlo, FC Twente, FC Utrecht and Vitesse. In her private practise in Utrecht, she coaches athletes from all sports. She has had sport management jobs at the Netherlands Olympic Committee and NLcoach (federation for coaches). With her colleague Yara van Gendt, she runs ‘WOUW Performance Coaching’, situated at the KNVB campus (National Football Federation).
Afke gives lectures, courses and workshops for business, health and of course sport people. She is author of the book ‘Leren Presteren’ (learn how to perform and get the best out of your athletes) and with Yara she wrote the book ‘Leren revalideren’ (learn how to bounce back from a sport injury).

Location: Noviotech Campus, building M, Meet&Greet, Nijmegen


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