AMC May Member Meeting
Cameron Norsworthy Presents
Climbing in the Flow!
Wednesday, May 10 , 2023, 7 p.m.
Details - This is a Zoom meeting!
This member meeting is a little earlier in the month to accommodate schedules!
Known to his coaching clients as the 'The Flow Coach', Cameron Norsworthy is a keynote speaker, scientist, founder of the Flow Centre, and performance advisor.
Norsworthy's journey started as a British tennis player, in which he benefited greatly from psychological support and guidance participating in over 3 World Championships. Rising from the lows of an unfortunate injury that thwarted his budding tennis career, he became a mindset and mental skills coach and studied sports and performance psychology throughout my BSc, MSc, and PhD and was awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement Prize for reports surrounding flow and performance.
Practically, he has coached numerous World Champions, leaders, entrepreneurs, and active professionals. He now work with athletes and professionals to help them find their flow for when it matters most and train coaches to become performance coaches. His organization, the Flow Centre, runs the biennial global Flow Conference, bringing together many of the leading specialists in flow and peak performance. Their mission as a centre of flow is to bridge science and practice, and provide high quality, accessible training that is based in substantial research.
Personally, Norsworthy still finds his own flow on the mountain and in the ocean whenever he can.
"In flow, we embody a level of internal harmony and optimal level of functioning that propels us beyond our ordinary experiences. We discover our abilities, accelerate our learning, and our lives become richer, more enjoyable, and more meaningful. Put simply, flow allows us to feel our best and perform our best.
Many climbers, knowingly or not, come back to the rock again and again to seek out flow; to lose themselves in the moment and let their normal concerns and lives disappear. In this talk we will discuss how flow fits into our motivations, how flow fits into both performance and life satisfaction, and how we can use flow to make the difference between success and failure."
Norsworthy will outline the latest science and practice on flow and leave a healthy amount of time to answer questions and stir debate.
Please join us and RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/arizona-mountaineering-club/events/291336603/
AMC Outings & Events
For upcoming events and outings, please see the AMC Meetup Group at https://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Mountaineering-Club/.
The Arizona Mountaineering Club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 years. As an all-volunteer organization, AMC is able to offer the most comprehensive training at a very low cost to AMC members. For complete course details and the upcoming schedule, please see our Schools page at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/.
Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing - This rock school is for new climbers or anyone who learned from friends, but wants to fill in knowledge gaps and learn the current Best Practices in rock climbing and self-rescue basics over the course of 4 evenings and 3 all-day weekend sessions.
Anchors - This course is the next step for AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing grads. We will teach you how to safely and efficiently build trad and sport anchors for all aspects of climbing. Combined with the skills learned in the Outdoor Rock Climbing School, you will have the complete skill set required for safe top-rope climbing.
Lead - Is it time to move to the sharp end of the rope? This is an advanced climbing class. All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second.
Basic Canyoneering - A recent addition to the AMC training curriculum, this course is intended for those who have never been canyoneering along with those wanting to refresh their understanding of the many core concepts. The basics are a critical starting point for every responsible individual entering the canyons.
Mountaineering - The AMC provides an excellent opportunity to network with fellow members with significant alpine skills and experience. In addition to the opportunity to share and learn with fellow members, the AMC continues to develop partnerships with noted guide services for top-notch professional training and skills development.