Episode #10: Susan Cockle

March 1, 2023

46:39 minutes


Susan Cockle is a Mental Performance Consultant, professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and Registered Psychologist with over 2 decades of experience.  She works in private practice in Edmonton, Ab.  and is the Mental Health Lead for the Canadian Paralympic Committee (for Tokyo, Beijing, Santiago, Paris) and consults on mental health and performance for various National Sports Organizations including; Volleyball Canada, Canada Basketball, and Canada Soccer.  

Susan is also certified as a High Performance Practitioner, by Sport Scientist Canada, at the Senior Level. And she is a psychologist for the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport.  Susan has prepared athletes and coaches for 5 Olympic and Paralympic Games (London, Rio, Pyeongchang, Tokyo, Beijing). She is particularly interested in how mental health impacts sport performance and how working on both mental skills, as well as mental health, can aide high performance outcomes and quality of life.

“When someone is sharing their innermost story with you, it is an
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