Mastering the Mental Game

Mastering the Mental Game

Mastering the Mental Game (2 Days):

Online Course also available in four 3-hour sessions.


To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Half-Day Class.

Emotions are a healthy part of life; but experienced traders know that unmanaged emotions can lead to impulsive and compulsive behavior and, ultimately, irrational and unsuccessful trades. This course is the antidote. Students learn to break bad habits and escape self-sabotaging behavior through a series of effective, easy-to-use and fast acting tools that will quickly create positive change. A Ph. D. psychologist will teach you how to manage emotions, reduce distractions, and remain fully present in the "now" of the trade.

Prerequisite: Understanding of basic trading principles or some experience in trading. Core Strategy is highly recommended.

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What You Will Learn

  • What’s Holding You Back?

    Identify your personal "terror barriers" in workshop exercises using live streaming market data.

  • Stay on Track

    Learn how to mentally focus and follow through on your personal plan before, during and after the trade.

  • Control Emotions

    Understand the use of Power Habit Formation to negate harmful emotions and reinforce positive emotions that affect your trading success.

  • Advanced Performance Techniques

    Learn how to tap into self-hypnosis and states of consciousness to place yourself in the proper mood for powerful and effective decision-making.

Who You Will Learn From

Our staff of professional instructors is composed of the most dedicated people you will ever meet. They will teach you trading fundamentals and advanced techniques like no one else. Each has a unique personality that will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next "golden nugget" of trading information.

What Students Are Saying

“Mastering the Mental Game class awakens your mind to the here and now, not reliving the past when the future is focused on your Trading successes.”

, April 2018

“Dr. Woody's Mastering the Mental Game, series are very good to become self-aware of who you are as a trader. With some of my biggest demons consciously realized, I can now formulate a plan to slay those demons and develop a long trusting relationship with one of the key tools we traders rely on, which are CHARTS.”

, December 2015

“Dr. Woody, I’ve been trading for less than a year but have found it prudent to halt where I am at and go through all 10 of your lessons from the archives. I am halfway through at this point. I regret to say that my schedule doesn't allow me to attend live sessions, but the recorded ones are great because I can take screenshots and so forth. Starting out, trading is like playing a videogame in which, first of all you have to defeat some gnomes in order to enter a kingdom (deal with the salesmen in the local franchises LOL); however, on entering the kingdom, you are immediately confronted with some hideous trolls that need to be defeated before you can move on: these consist of our own hang-ups, neuroses, insecurities, inhibitions, etc. I would be lost at this point if it weren't for the "Mastering the Mental Game" lessons. I've been having some good success with the Emotional Freedom Technique…looking forward to the next five lessons. I have already instinctively defined my hang-ups metaphorically and posted them above my trading desk. Here they are: 1. Laser Kat: I find myself pouncing on price moves like a cat pouncing on a laser pointer dot, rather than waiting for supply and demand. My new metaphor is: "no matter how price bounces around enticingly, I’m going to wait for the right mouse to walk by before pouncing." 2. Down the Rabbit Hole: this is my metaphor for going into a bad trader’s trance. I've noticed that in most cases, if I can avoid Laser Kat, I can avoid going down the rabbit hole. My new metaphor is "if I stay alert and don't row to close too the whirlpool I won't get sucked down." 3. Afraid I'll Miss the Bus: this refers to when I get in at market rather than waiting for supply or demand because I'm afraid I'll miss the move. My new metaphor is "if I miss this bus there's another one right behind it". Thanks again.”

, February 2015

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