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PDV 33 — Excellence Is No Accident: Mental Skills Training for Work, Sport, and Life

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Nov 15
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $425
Instructor(s): Glenn Brassington
Limit: 25
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 27—Nov 15
8 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Glenn Brassington
Learn to apply the mental training techniques used by the world’s greatest athletes, performing artists, and business leaders to enhance your performance in all aspects of life. This highly practical course will teach you how to create the optimal mental state necessary for success and happiness in almost any endeavor. You will learn how to increase your concentration, overcome fatigue, enhance your mood, build confidence, and effectively master the mental, emotional, and physical challenges of work, sport, and life. During this course, you will implement a health behavior and mental skills training program to achieve goals that can have an enduring, positive influence on the quality and success of your life. This course is for students who wish to learn how to perform at their full potential with poise, calm, and grace in the midst of the increasing pressures associated with life in Silicon Valley.

Glenn Brassington, Professor of Psychology, Sonoma State University

Glenn Brassington is a licensed clinical, health, and performance psychologist. He is a former postdoctoral fellow and adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Stanford School of Medicine. He has published numerous scientific papers in the areas of performance psychology, sleep, nutrition, physical activity, stress, and social support. For more than twenty years, Brassington has also been a health promotion and performance enhancement consultant and mental training coach to business professionals, healthcare providers, performing artists, and professional athletes.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.