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Ottawa, ON, Canada


DesClouds, PhD

Professional Affiliations:

Director of Care & Education, Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS); Part-time Professor University of Ottawa; Member, Healthy Dancer Canada; Student Member, Association for Applied Sport Psychology



Although Poppy has an enduring passion for all things athletic, she was inspired to pursue a career as a Mental Performance Consultant after her long-time training and involvement in the performing arts. To strengthen her understanding of mental skills for high performance and optimal mind-body connection, Poppy completed her Master of Human Kinetics in Intervention and Consultation at the University of Ottawa. She now applies her mental skills consulting in a variety of performance-based settings including sport, dance, music, and education. Poppy is focused on helping performers of all kinds to practice and perform optimally, with grit and resilience. Her work is centred on helping clients to use their minds and bodies in complementary ways by uncovering, developing, and harnessing their mental and emotional resources. Poppy has worked with clients in a range of competitive, vocational, and recreational contexts. She has also implemented her work at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, researching and advising on emotional wellness resources for clinical health and education contexts. Presently, Poppy is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa studying the impact of mobile communication technology on student-athlete performance and psychosocial development.


Additional Training:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Mental Health Commission of Canada




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