Mental Training, Inc. Australia
Mental Training Inc. Australia is an experienced, solution- based company located in Melbourne – the sporting capital of Australia. Our aim is to bring the best and most effective mental training skills to athletes and teams Australia-wide.
After Dr Damien Lafont worked with the MTI Team in USA, it was evident that Dr Bob Neff’s work and the MTI system was exactly what our Aussie athletes needed – an all-in-one, innovative, modern mental training approach developed by the best sports psychologists in the world. We quickly saw that this system supported the new generation of athletes and gave them leading-edge sports psychology skills at their fingertips.
Having coached in the industry for many years, we saw the unique opportunity to enhance the mental training skills of many athletes, teams, coaches and parents using a tried and tested system that not only developed the necessary mindsets for sport – but got results!
This innovative approach is the breakthrough system for the new generation in Australian sport.
Damien Lafont, Ph.D. Certified Mental Trainer®
Dr Damien Lafont is a Mental Trainer to high performance athletes and coaches, an author and scientist. Dr. Lafont completed his initial academic training at the Blaise Pascal University where he earned a Sport Science degree and a Doctorate in Physics. After his postdoctoral work at the prestigious NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he joined Mental Training Inc. as a Certified Mental Trainer®.
Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Lafont provides Mental Skills Training services; one-on-one locally and worldwide via Skype in English and French. He has worked with Olympic and elite athletes in major sports including swimming, UFC, BMX, squash, golf and tennis.
He has authored and co-authored several books including Back to the Zone – sport and inner experiences (published by Breakaway Books, New York) and was the translator for the French version of Dr. Terry Orlick’s bestselling book on sport psychology “In Pursuit of Excellence” published by Human Kinetics.
Dr. Lafont is also an expert in visual training and sport anticipation. He presented his work worldwide: USA (University of Southern California, PennState), UK (International Tennis Federation), Switzerland (Swiss Tennis), Australia (University of Melbourne, Victoria University) and recently at the 2014 Australian Open Tennis Coaches’ Conference.
Still a passionate tennis player and coach Damien is Head tennis coach and mental coach for one of Australia’s largest tennis academies, Vida Tennis.
Natalie Deane Business Manager of MTI Australia
Natalie is the Business Manager of MTI Australia. A former Mental Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Strength and Conditioning coach to elite teams and athletes. She has been coaching clients for nearly 20 years and has worked with hundreds of athletes all over Australia including Olympians, World Champions and National teams.
Natalie has spoken at many events and sports clubs including The Australian Institute of Sport, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Coaching Conference, Country Victoria National Intensive Training Program, Basketball Victoria, Junior Trampolining Australia for Gymnastics Australia and many grassroots sporting clubs including athletics, soccer, football, golf, hockey and netball.
Natalie has worked with many great teams and individual athletes including: members of the Australian Netball Olympic Team, Australian Basketball Team, Olympic Trap Shooting, V8 Supercar Drivers, former fitness and Mental coach for the Women’s National Basketball Association (Dandenong Rangers), World Champion Water Ski members, Stawell Gift runners, Essendon Hockey Club – Senior and Junior, Professional runners, Marathon and Ultra-Marathon runners, Amateur Boxing Clubs, Diamond Valley Athletics Club and more.
Natalie also received two Victorian gold medals, a silver, and bronze for relay, hurdles and sprint and competed in many running events including marathons and an ultra 100km marathon.
To learn more about 1on1 athlete and business mental training, you can contact our Director of Mental Training for Australia here:
Dr. Damien Lafont, Mental Trainer®
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