"Once a competitor, always a competitor. Everyone assumes that as you age your feelings of competitiveness dissipate, but they don't. People my age and older have been telling me they are going to do something they have never done before. I love that."

Dara Torres, 41, is the oldest swimming medalist in Olympic history


Your constant energy, enthusiasm, cheerfulness, and optimism is truly amazing. The self-confidence that you portray in the girls will benefit them for their whole lives. I'm convinced every student of yours must become a better person just knowing you and having contact with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Antje Dueck, parent
Stoney Brook Dance Co.

Mental Performance Consultants

Anna Abraham Anna Abraham, MA, MHK

With a passion for tackling mental health in sport, Anna holds a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality ( individual counselling) from Saint Paul University and a Master of Human Kinetics in Intervention and Consultation (health and sport psychology) from the University of Ottawa. With a sincere and empathetic approach, she has already had the rewarding opportunity of supporting clients through a variety of mental health issues and growing as a dynamic professional in her field. During graduate school, she completed internships with the Canadian International Hockey Academy (CIHA), West Carleton Family Health Team, Carleton Ravens Summer Hockey Camp and Saint Paul University Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre. Anna also spent several years as the Defensive Captain and eventually a Defensive Coach with the University of Ottawa Women’s Flag Football Team. Born and raised in the nation’s capital, she earned her Bachelor of Arts, Honours with Specialization in Psychology and a Minor in service social (french immersion) from the University of Ottawa. She previously worked as a youth addictions counsellor, afterschool program team lead, Ontario Early Years Centre family resource worker and summer camp coordinator. Anna currently volunteers in Child Access with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and will be continuing her work as the Mental Performance Coach for the University of Ottawa Women’s Basketball Team. As a life-long athlete who achieved her black belt in tae kwon do and endured several recoveries from sports-related injuries, she can personally attest to the immense value of mental skills and well-being towards athletic performance. Anna is excited to be a part of the Elysian Insight consulting team. She sees clients at The School of Dance and CIHA.