Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

I often hear from clients, especially clients who perceive themselves as being “older,” phrases such as “I can’t do this,” or “I’m not capable of that,” or “that looks impossible.”  If you consider yourself an “Old Dog” who can’t learn “New Tricks,” this entire post is for you, regardless of your age.  Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks is easier than you think.  It takes an open mind and your willingness to realize what you can do now, based upon previous experiences.

Ed – Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks using nothing more than a couple reminders of what he used to feel

A classic example of Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks is Ed.  Ed is over 90 years-old, and has been playing golf for over 50 years.  For Ed, it is the same things that everyone wants that brought him to seek assistance with his game; more power, better accuracy, and more enjoyment of the game.  For being over 90, Ed could still do some things he used to, but had limitations based on aging as well as his daily routine.  After conducting a basic physical assessment, it was obvious Ed could still do some things he used to, if he could reconnect with those movements through feeling them again.   We used drills and exercises that re-established Ed’s basic feelings of what he did in the past, with and without a golf club in his hands, and then asked him to repeat those feelings when a golf ball was present.  The results were fantastic and allowed Ed to achieve what he was looking for, longer shots that are more accurate so he enjoys the game for another 90 years.  Click on the video to see the results.  Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks is something you can achieve too, so long as you are willing.

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