Course Description

Looking for a simple skill you can learn that will help you to:

  • improve your scuba diving skills and enhance your ability as a diver
  • give you a way to deal with pre-dive nerves
  • do something before dives that can reduce anxiety of carrying out skills or new tasks
  • enhance your learning during future diving courses  


And all without needing to be in the water!  

Consider learning the skill of mental rehearsal.  Mental rehearsal has been studied as a way to help divers and there is evidence that it not only helps to reduce nerves, it also improves performance.  

It's not hard to learn, however there are several key points to understand and apply.  This course will take you through these principals and show you how to avoid the pitfalls in easy to follow lessons.




You will have 60 days access to complete the course.  If you require an extension, please get in touch. 

The course contains notes in pdf and guided audios that you may download for future reference.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this course.  



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Instructor & Course Creator

Dr Laura Walton

Diving since 2007, Laura is an active scuba diver and instructor with range of experience from low visibility, cold water dives to tropical locations and the various challenges different sites offer. Her perspective in training is influenced by 20 years of studying psychology & 7 years as a diving professional. Alongside this she previously co-managed an active dive club and school in Scotland, and has experience of the dive industry and community. Laura holds multiple relevant qualifications including PADI IDC Staff Instructor, DDI Instructor, EFR Instructor & DAN Instructor. With her interest in diving psychology and physiology, she seeks to learn more through research and to share understanding through creation of unique courses that help divers to be physically, mentally and emotionally fit-to-dive.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting started

    • How to use this course

    • TALK 1 | Welcome!

    • In this course you will learn ...

    • Before you start ...

  • 2

    Introduction to Mental Rehearsal

    • SHEET 1 | Some useful definitions

    • QUIZ 1 | Definitions

  • 3

    Uses and Benefits of Mental Rehearsal

    • TALK 2 | Value of mental rehearsal

    • SHEET 2 | The value of mental rehearsal

    • QUIZ 2 | Benefits

    • SLIDES | When it works

  • 4

    A network for action

    • DOODLE | Your Nervous System

    • QUIZ 3 | Nervous system

  • 5

    Practice of Mental Rehearsal

    • TALK 3 | How to mentally rehearse a skill: step-by-step

    • SHEET 3 | Things to remember when carrying out mental rehearsal

    • QUIZ 4 | The basic principles

    • SHEET 4 | Worksheet for setting up

    • EXAMPLE 1 | Mental rehearsal of pre-dive check using visualisation

    • EXAMPLE 2 | Mental rehearsal of pre-dive check using verbalisation (self-talk)

  • 6

    The End

    • REFERENCES & READING

    • Anything missing?

    • Before you go ...

    • Bye for now!

Reviews

5 star rating

A fantastic easy to follow and practical guide

Faye Wilde

Just the right level of detail to provide background and theory and some great practical examples of how you yourself can apply this in the real world, with ...

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Just the right level of detail to provide background and theory and some great practical examples of how you yourself can apply this in the real world, with practice sessions to get you started. This is an easy to follow, straightforward guide and an excellent tool; rather like having your own little cheerleader cheering you on, except you can learn to be your own, very effective, cheerleader! Excellent course, thank you, highly recommend divers give it a try.

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5 star rating

Appropriate title

LindaScubaDoo2 Smith

A useful tool, especially for those of us who are unable to dive as frequently as we would like and wish to remind ourselves of procedures before our next dive

A useful tool, especially for those of us who are unable to dive as frequently as we would like and wish to remind ourselves of procedures before our next dive

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