How Swimming Profoundly Reduces Depression And Anxiety

Courtesy of WOWSA Ocean Fest, Redondo Beach, California.

Channel swimmers are often quoted as saying something like, “Swimming is 80% mental.”

Dr. Tonya Nascimento studies effort perception (workout pain) and effort endurance (persistence).

Dr. Nascimento asked swimmers how much of their success is mental. “I get answers anywhere from 50 percent to 95 percent. Although no one knows the correct percentage, it is generally agreed upon that success is largely mental.”

Dr. Sarah Turner will speak on the topic of the mind and thought processes at the 2019 WOWSA Ocean Fest. “I can speak practically and theoretically on how swimming profoundly reduces depression and anxiety and helps manage neurological disabilities.”

Dr. Turner is a psychologist with a passion for neurobiology and the human spirit,” said Steven Munatones.  “For those looking to establish a foundation for hope and healing along with their goals in swimming, her presentation should be most interesting.”

Dr. Turner completed her post doctorate work at San Diego’s Children’s Hospital’s Autism Intervention Center before establishing her private practice where she currently provides clinical psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessments, social/emotional skills training, parent training and educational consultations.

Dr. Turner is well known in the San Diego area for her work with Special Needs Children and their families. Her work specializing with children on the autism spectrum has facilitated travel to different Counties, States and British Columbia where she has developed and implemented home and school programs. Further, she has presented lectures on Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit/Hyperactive, Mood and Anxiety Disorders throughout Southern California.

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