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Growth Mindset - A Key to Resilience, webinar tomorrow

By Webmaster, 02/03/21, 4:30PM PST


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Over the past several weeks Delta-based Alongside You in partnership with 140 Sports has been putting on a series of webinars with the Thompson Rivers University Athletic Department.  Softball BC connected CMSA and the groups have extended us the invite to attend as well as provided links to view the previous two sessions based on the positive feedback they have received.  With this past week being Bell Let’s Talk Day and all of us dealing with many mental and emotional challenges, day to day and in sport, we felt it would be beneficial to share with our membership some great resources we’ve come across.

This week, they will be offering a webinar (about 60 minutes) focused on Growth Mindset.  It's so easy to have a fixed mindset, especially when we're stressed. "I'm just not smart enough." "I'm just not as good at this as everyone else." "I can't do this." Carol Dweck pioneered the research on fixed versus growth mindset, and it can be beneficial to understand for both school staff and students. In this workshop, we'll look at how we are not just a sum of our innate, natural abilities (fixed) and that we can improve our talents and skills through effort, good teaching, and persistence, as Dweck suggests (growth). This will help us be better at supporting our players, volunteers, and families, particularly during great stress.

Growth Mindset - A Key to Resilience THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4th, 2021 @ 330PM

Here’s the registration links for the webinar:


Andrew Neufeld, MC RCC - Executive Director @Alongside You - Andrew Neufeld is the Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Alongside You, Principal at Immerse Consulting, and Clinical Faculty at the University of British Columbia. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Birkman© Consultant and Leadership Consultant, with over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and professionals. He is a former athlete having played baseball in California and enjoys working with sports organizations across Canada.


photo of Andrew Neufeld, MC RCC


Kathryn Barczi, MSW, RSW - Former Division 1 NCAA Pitcher at Oregon State University.  Kathryn Barczi is a Registered Social worker, and former NCAA Division 1 nationally ranked softball pitcher. She pitched both in Canada and the USA and uses her story and her training to help student athletes thrive.


photo of Kathryn Barczi, MSW, RSW


Here are the links to the previous webinars on Mental Health and Managing Mental and Emotional Wellness During COVID-19.

Mental Health 101: The Intersection of Neurobiology and Sports/Education

Managing Mental and Emotional Wellness During COVID-19 for Students, Athletes, and Educators


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