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Carrie Answers a Question: Sarah’s Sadness

Carrie Answers a Question: Sarah’s Sadness

There are days when I feel utterly hopeless and cry a lot. How do I keep it together? My doctor prescribed therapy and counseling, but there are no available spaces in my area. Besides yoga and meditation, what can I do to stay or return to positive?    This...

Skyrunner Hillary Allen: Courage and Curiosity

Skyrunner Hillary Allen: Courage and Curiosity

“Every day doesn’t have to be perfect. But you still have to put in the work, and you still need to show up, and you still need to put that brick in. Because in my little brick house in Fort Collins, which I grew up in, all the bricks were there, even if they were...

Carrie Answers a Question: Carla’s Challenge

Carrie Answers a Question: Carla’s Challenge

How can I handle the pressure of not being able to train with the fear of losing fitness as a competitive athlete?    This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers a question from listener Carla F. She suggests Carla reset her goals and...

Paralympic Javelin Thrower Justin Phongsavanh: Building a Dream

Paralympic Javelin Thrower Justin Phongsavanh: Building a Dream

“All right, there are two options: You can get going and see what you can do with this life, or you can give up. And I said, option one’s too easy, I don’t like taking the easy road out. I’m going to see what I can do. I’m going to see the capabilities I have as a...

Carrie Answers a Question: Frances’ Fear

Carrie Answers a Question: Frances’ Fear

Posted on June 10, 2021 What I am struggling with the most right now is the paralyzing fear of re-injury. What else can you suggest for the person who has a debilitating fear of re-injury who has tried everything in Rebound and tends to outsmart themselves by...

Pro Runner Vanessa Fraser: Celebrating Every Step

Pro Runner Vanessa Fraser: Celebrating Every Step

“I just wish I could go back and tell myself a year ago how great I’m feeling a year later … to have that kind of foresight that it’s going to get a lot better. I’m going to look back on this one day and think, wow, I won’t even be able to believe that I was there at...

Individual Coaching

Sustaining an injury can be one of the most stressful occurrences you will face during your athletic career. From the moment you sustain an injury, to the moment you return to training and competition, the injury experience can send you on an emotional roller-coaster. During your injury recovery, the focus is often primarily on healing your body and not necessarily on the “mental rehab” you need; on building back trust and confidence in your body and your performance. Research shows that the use of mental skills training during injury recovery can benefit both your physical and mental recovery.

If you find yourself struggling with your feelings of confidence, holding yourself back out of fear of re-injury when you’ve been medically cleared, having a hard time trusting your body, or struggling with any of the mental and emotional aspects of your recovery— there is a way forward and Carrie can help. Sometimes you need some extra tools and support to get through this challenging time. Contact Carrie for more information on how you can help you build your resilience and confidence during your injury recovery.

Group Coaching


Rebound Coaching Program


2022 Program Dates
Session 1: February 23rd – April 20th
Session 2: August 31st – October 19th


One of the greatest challenges an athlete may face is dealing with an injury, but you don’t have to go through it alone and there are things you can do to turn this obstacle into an opportunity.

The Rebound Coaching Program is great for injured athletes that want to:

  • Do a deeper dive on the content and tools from the book Rebound
  • Create deeper connections with fellow injured athletes
  • Get more guidance and support through injury recovery
  • Get specific advice and feedback on the psychology of injury

This is a 8-week program that includes weekly live group coaching sessions where you will get the chance to:

  • Get expert coaching and training from Carrie
  • Connect with other injured athletes to get advice and support
  • Get your specific questions answered about your own injury recovery
  • Go through the major themes from Rebound highlighting the key takeaways

What past participants are saying:

“The Rebound Coaching program is an incredibly valuable tool for injured athletes that want to strengthen their mental skills as they “bounce back” from injury and return to their sport. Each session delved into topics from the book, Rebound, including a lecture component, small group work, group discussions, exercises and time for questions. Carrie is an expert in her field, so she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share on each subject.”

“If you’re really struggling with a severe or long-term injury it’s a great support group filled with others who are experiencing similar things. Carrie is a thoughtful, authentic, intelligent coach- she knows the space just as well as any professional in the United States from what I’ve researched.”

“The most tremendous experience of the program was getting connected with other injured athletes. Getting to share our experiences each week with one another, having a safe space to be authentic and open with each other, and to be able to relate to one another with a deeper understanding of this lived experience was truly special.”

Contact Carrie if you are interested in learning more about the next Rebound Coaching Program.

Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. In the moment, a traumatic crash, a torn muscle, or a stress fracture can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger, and more confident than ever.

Weaving together personal narratives from athletes, scientific research, and the specialized clinical expertise of mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle, Rebound contains more than 45 Mental Skills and Drills athletes can use at every phase of their recovery process. 

Injury and other setbacks are inevitable–but with training, you can learn to overcome them skillfully and confidently, the same way point guards and forwards practice rebounds.

Available in Paperback or Kindle Version.


In the News

10.23.18 Episode 31: Carrie Jackson on Regaining Confidence and Building Resilience Through Injury Recovery, podcast interview on Parenting Peak Performers Podcast

4.11.18 The mental and emotional rollercoaster of dealing with injury with Carrie Jackson, podcast interview on That Triathlon Show

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