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Ottawa, ON, Canada


Durand-Bush, PhD

Professional Affiliations:

Full Professor, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa; Adjunct Professor, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences; Mental Performance Consultant, SEWP Consulting | Peak Centre for Human Performance | Clinique Physio Outaouais et Médecine du Sport; E-Board Member, Association for Applied Sport Psychology



Natalie Durand-Bush, Ph.D. is a full professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. As a Mental Performance Consultant during the past 22 years, she has worked with hundreds of high performance and developmental level athletes between the ages of 8 and 60 years competing in various sports (ex. hockey, water polo, curling, gymnastics, alpine skiing, taekwondo, badminton, basketball, volleyball, tennis, figure skating, ringette, cycling, rowing, etc.). These included Olympians and athletes from five Canadian national teams, a men's major junior hockey team, two University varsity teams, and professional and amateur athletes from the Peak Centre for Human Performance in Ottawa, Ontario and Physio Outaouais et Médecine du Sport in Gatineau, Québec.

CONSULTING PHILOSOPHY: Increase self-awareness and self-regulation skills of athletes and coaches to achieve performance excellence and maintain mental health and well-being; Strengthen Athlete | Coach | Parent | Support Staff relationships to maximize team functioning, communication, and support. CONSULTING SERVICES Individual and team sessions in English or French; Assessment and development of mental / emotional / social skills for high quality training and competitions; Hands-on interventions targeting sport and life.


Additional Training:

Cognitive behavioural counselling; hypnosis; heartmath (cardiac coherence) interventions; mental health first aid (Mental Health Commission of Canada)



English, French

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