MFM 16*: Why training mental fitness must become a priority for our youth | D.A.R.E. Keynote at Pine Lake Preparatory

Today’s episode is a keynote I did at Pine Lake Prep in N.C. for the D.A.R.E. graduating class of 2018. I had the opportunity to speak to the youth, their parents, staff, and members in the community about bullying, self-awareness, positive-self talk, mental health, and mental fitness.

Mentally fit children, become mentally fit adults. Our youth must learn how to bounce back from adversity and the challenges they will face. How kids treat others is a reflection on how they feel about themselves. Let’s teach them how to love themselves so they can spread and share that love with others. Hope you enjoy this episode.

About Tracy Alston

Tracy Alston is an experienced mental performance coach. She is the founder and owner of Mental Edge Fitness Solutions, Inc. It incorporates science based services and cutting edge neuroscience technologies to enhance the overall mental fitness of our clients. And she the founder and owner of New Mentality, P.C., a Neurofeedback, Biofeedback and counseling facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is a licensed professional counselor, a certified clinical trauma professional and she’s board certified in biofeedback and Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) who draws on her extensive training as well as her own athletic experience to help her clients. She is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association, the International Association of Trauma Professionals, North Carolina Counselors and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina. She is an adjunct professor of psychology at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina and a freelance journalist for Feeling Good magazine. Alston has also trained with one of the leading researchers and pioneers in the field of Neurofeedback. Alston is also a Certified Reiki Level II practitioner. Alston received her mentorship and training at the Reiki Education and Research Institute of Charlotte, N.C. with Certified Reiki Masters Bill Coyer and Mei-Yin Hung. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Alston earned top academic honors and a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. She attended Wake Forest on a full athletic scholarship, playing four years in the Atlantic Coast Conference as a shooting guard and small forward on the Wake Forest women’s basketball team. During her basketball career, she received the Distinguished All ACC-Defender award. She also holds a dual master’s degree in community agency counseling with school licensure from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she also served as assistant women’s basketball coach.

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