Join the Sport Psychology department at John F. Kennedy University to hear from author, podcaster, mental skills coach and JFKU alumna Carrie Jackson Cheadle on the art of transforming a sports injury from a problem into an opportunity.

Injuries affect all athletes and while some are destroyed by the experience, others emerge stronger and more confident than ever. Cheadle’s second book, Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, offers a roadmap toward a swifter, stronger comeback using mental skills that allow athletes to take control of their recovery and use the experience of injury to their advantage.

Whether you’re an athlete, a sport psychology student or professional, or anyone curious about enhancing mental resilience in the face of adversity, join us to hear Cheadle share insights from her inspiring and also highly practical new book, complete with 45 mental skills and drills athletes can use at every phase during their recovery process. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Date and Time

  • Friday, February 28, 2020
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus


Carrie Jackson Cheadle

Carrie Jackson Cheadle lives in Northern California and is a Mental Skills Coach and Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC). She is author of the books On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance and co-author of her latest book, Rebound: Train your mind to bounce back stronger from sports injuries. She also runs a support group on Facebook for injured athletes and is co-host of the podcast The Injured Athletes Club. A popular source for media, Carrie has been interviewed for publications such as Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Times.

Carrie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Sonoma State University, California and her master’s degree in sport psychology at John. F. Kennedy University, California and has been teaching and supervising students in the Sport Psychology program since 2006. She consults with high school and collegiate athletes as well as elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. She is one of the foremost experts specializing in Mental Skills Training for athletes and exercisers with Type 1 diabetes is the head of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp.