Tara is a member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and is dedicated to the performer’s command of mental and emotional Skills for optimal performance. Tara draws her expertise from a variety of professional experiences to bring a broad set of perspectives and skills. She looks forward to working with individuals who want to attain their highest potential in athletic performance.Tara Costello - PixbyLorne 006

Relevant Certifications and Education

BA (Psychology) University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.

MA (Human Kinetics –Mental Skills for Sport)University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

Registered Member Canadian Sport Psychology Association (formerly the Canadian Mental Training Registry).

Level 1 T.R.E. (Tension /Trauma Releasing Exercises), Charlottetown, PEI

P.N.L.P. (Certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming for Personal and Professional Excellence) Saint John, New Brunswick

Tatamagouche Transformative Model of Education, Design and Leadership: Level I, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Circle of Health Facilitator, The Quaich, Charlottetown PEI

Level 1 Canoe and Kayak Instructor, Paddle Canada

Highlights of Workshops / Courses Delivered

Mental Trainer, Special Olympics Canadian National Team Program, 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea and 2015 Summer World Games Los Angeles, California

Mental Trainer for PEI Junior Golf National Development Program 2012-2015

Skate Canada Task 7 Mental Preparation for Coaching, Charlottetown, PEI, 2011

Adult Curling Camp – Skills for Enhancing Performance Focus, Summerside, PEI, 2011

Team PEI Special Olympics Training Camp, Strengthening Mental Skills for Performance, August 2010

Developing Best Performance States – Level 2 Technical, Curling, April 2009

Courses 2010-2000 Sport & Leisure Management Program, Holland College, PEI

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, first year
  • Exercise Adherence and Counseling, second year
  • Personal and Community Wellness, second year
  • Mental Performance for Golf, second & third year

The Stages of Change for Physical Activity and Appropriate Motivational Strategies; Workshop for Running Program, November 2006

Enhancing Motivation in Sport for Level 3 Swim Coaches, May 2001 – Charlottetown, PEI

Personal Sport Experiences

Varsity and Canada Games in field hockey / Competitive Running – 5 & 10 kms race, half and full marathons / Senior Woman’s Soccer/ Competitive Squash /  I enjoy testing mental skills on the golf course and curling rink /  My current performance focus is training for western horse competition