Aggressive Hugging: Mental Health Stigma and Combat Sports with Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Champion & Coach Erin Herle

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Aggressive Hugging: Mental Health Stigma and Combat Sports with Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Champion & Coach Erin Herle
Join Doc's Sarah & Alyse for a laid-back conversation about mental health in the world of combat sports! We chat with our World Black Belt Champion, Erin Herle, and discuss:

  • The associated stigmas, yes multiple, with combat sports.
  • The art of body awareness with combat sports.
  • Normalizing mental health in combat sports and how it strengthens the community.
  • Is the mental stigma the same for tactical as it is for combat sports?
  • Is tying your self worth and identify to your goal counter productive?
  • How slow and steady, along with being present, are the keys to "winning the race".
  • Equal opportunity for women? Think again.
  • Mental skills theory with combat sports.

Be sure to check our Erin's amazing non-for-profit #Submit The Stigma @: www.submitthestigma.org
Talk to you laterrrrrrr!
Erin Herle is an American born, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rubens Charles (Cobrinha) having also worked extensively with other legendary instructors such as Rômulo Barral and Marcelo Garcia. Herle conquered many important titles in this sport/martial art’s competitive circuit including at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World No-Gi, European Open and South American Championship. Erin has also been revered for her work promoting the #SubmitTheStigma campaign, a non-profit endeavor founded by Herle designated towards the grappling community and designed to raise awareness to mental illness and suicide. She is currently working towards her Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States. Her goal is to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the combat sports community.

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