Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) psychologist Clinton Gahwiler has become adept at juggling various
hats - psychologist to many of SA’s top sportsmen and women, lifestyle change
guru, songwriter guitarist for SAMA-nominated band Macstanley, and
ultimately family-man and father of 3.
His new IN
THE ZONE seminar combines his sport and health psychology expertise with
practical learnings from his own ‘juggling’ experiences in an engaging 1-day
seminar. IN THE ZONE summarises the core strategies which are
needed to ensure both peak performance and sustainable well-being.
popular belief, peak performance and general health and well-being are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they
complement and enable each
other – with the most effective people integrating them on a day-to-day basis.
The seminar summarises the information and steps which are needed to achieve
this. Gahwiler uses sports examples to illustrate many of the points.
sporting context the term being “in the zone” refers to a state in which the
sportsman or woman is fully engaged in the present task. This enables them – even
under pressure - to access the
skills that have been trained in over the years. Through many anecdotes from
his significant experience with elite athletes and teams, Gahwiler uses this
term to help course participants identify their own personal ‘zone’ of optimal
functioning in life and business.
The aims of the IN THE ZONE seminar are as follows:
- To provide an opportunity to ‘take stock’
of one’s life and of the efficiency with which one pursues one’s goals.
- To summarize those core self-management strategies
which enable both optimal performance and well-being, on a sustainable
- To present a simple framework for on-going
others, people who would benefit from attending this seminar include those who
would like to:
their capacity for quality work performance.
different life areas more effectively.
the negative impact of pressure.
more effectively under the weight of expectation.
from making and maintaining positive lifestyle changes.
through existing mental barriers and manage their need for achievement.