I had developed a programme called 'Racehead' consisting of a variety of tools that can be used to mange race day emotions before, during and post race.
Many racers experience severe nerves to anger, fear and lack of confidence and
Brynley was coming of a serious wrist injury, and possibly lacking a little self belief and also fear of consequence, but as a phenomenal rider, in a very dangerous sport, those consequences were real.
I ran the session with each rider focussing intently on the information, we took it to the track and watched as they put their visualisation and new found belief into practice.
On returning home I was contacted by Brynley and began coaching him on a one to one basis using skype. Introducing Brynley to some more in depth techniques like deep relaxation, and greater visualisation sometimes I would send him to sleep within minutes totally relaxed. We pulled out the positives, dealt with the negatives, reframed the losses and moved forward, all the time Brynley noticeably getting mentally stronger in the way he dealt with disappointment, and those close but not close enough moments. I have witnessed his development as a rider, great results here and abroad, and his strength of character getting stronger.
This has been a massive year forn Brynley, and I've not been there as much due to my own energy being needed elsewhere with family illness, but today ( yesterday by the time I post this), Brynley became the 2018 British Champion at Blackpool, and I could not be prouder of this young man. I'm so stoked for him, as he has shown nothing but comittment, drive and passion, to keep following his dream to be the best he can be. I'm stoked for his family too, as they support him 110%, and that's why Team Savage is the Best.