Taking Care of You, the Athlete with Dr. Shaunna Taylor


The Sport PEI Athlete Health and Performance program is pleased to announce they will hosting an Athlete Wellness educational event, featuring Dr. Shaunna Taylor, one of the leading Sports Psychologists in Canada.  Taylor is a professor of Sports Psychology at the University of British Columbia as well as the Executive Director of Pacific Sport Okanagan.  She has a private sports psychology and performance practice (www.shaunnataylor.ca), is a Certified Clinical Counsellor, and the past Chair of the Canadian Sports Psychology Association.

“The Athlete day is designed to help developing athletes build physical, mental and emotional capabilities to be successful in sport and life”, says Randy Goodman, Sports Physiotherapist and Director of the Sport PEI Athlete Health and Performance Program.  “Our goal”, adds Goodman, “is to provide resources and educational events for athletes, parents and coaches to foster the understanding of athlete health and performance in PEI”.

The event, which is also supported by the Community Foundation of PEI and Province of PEI (Health and Wellness), is also in preparation for performance by athletes attending this summer’s Canada Games.

Also presenting at this event is Mark Arendz, one of the most decorated Paralympians in Canadian history including winning 12 Olympic Gold medals, and Ava Boutilier, Goaltender for the University of New Hampshire hockey program and 5-time NCAA All American Scholar athlete. International Olympic Committee Certified Dietitian, Nancy Fong, will also be presenting during the day.

Topics for the day include tools for mental performance, dealing with anxiety and stress, visualization for performance, fueling for success, managing the transition to higher level sports, and dealing with the “noise” of major events with social media etc., and the importance of rest and recovery.

The event will be hosted at UPEI on June 29, 2022.  To register contact Sport PEI at https://sportpei.pe.ca/events/taking-care-of-you-the-athlete/ or call 902-368-4110.