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Have you tried traditional counselling, sports psychology, or therapy environments and, perhaps, wonder why you still
haven't achieved your goals? Are you still dealing with any of the following:

Mental Strength Training

We are different in that our registered clinical counsellors deliver our Mental Strength Training program which uses our innovative licensed model and powerful techniques. We get to the root cause to help you overcome and change behaviours for desired results and improve your well-being.

Mental Strength Training (MST) is a licensed counselling framework and a by-product of The New Game Plan model of sport and recreation. The model was developed by Stephen R. Raghoobarsingh, M.A., R.C.C., and was developed so that we could use sport, recreation, and activity in an intentional manner that directly enhances our self-esteem and improves our psychological well-being.

The New Game Plan is founded on the Alderian Psychology principle of Social Interest. Social Interest, basically, refers to:

"Moving together towards a common goal, while balancing the needs
of the individual with the needs of the group"

Applying this core principle to the field of sport and recreation has resulted in a paradigm-shifting model of sport and recreation resulting in numerous innovative methods and techniques and the revitalization of familiar ones.


With The New Game Plan serving as the basis of the MST counselling framework, both athletes and non-athletes will be introduced to a cutting-edge program designed to help each type of client reaching their personal and professional goals.

Over the past twenty years, MST has helped individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, low confidence, emotional difficulties, performance issues, eating difficulties, and so forth.

MST is a 12-session program. Each session is 50 minutes in length and double-sessions (1 hour 40 minute blocks) are typically scheduled allowing you to complete the program and reach your goals in just 6 visits. If additional sessions are required beyond the first 12 sessions, these additional sessions will be free of charge within 6 months of your start date.

Please keep in mind that MST sessions are generally covered in whole, or in part, by most extended medical insurance carriers. Please check with your carrier to determine your exact level of coverage.


Below is a breakdown of the MST sessions along with the stages and applications typically associated with each session. Please keep in mind that every individual is different and is expected to go at their own pace. As a result, additional sessions may be required, but will be free of charge within 6 months of the original start date.  

MST also utilizes the highly effective Early Recollections and EMDR techniques. But, as indicated earlier, these tools become "renewed" once they are adapted by The New Game Plan licensed model and, consequently, have a significant impact on our clients. The terminology you see below reflects these innovative applications used as part of the MST program.   


Sports Counselling or Mental Strength Training (MST) for athletes is designed to help you build your mental "muscle" while providing you with the tools to deal with adversity in order to reach and maintain peak levels of performance.


Personal Counselling or Mental Strength Training (MST) for individuals or non-athletes is designed to enhance your mental health and well-being while providing you with the tools to achieve success at work, in school, and within your personal relationships.


Our online programs take our licensed model of sport and activity and apply it in various ways to support parents, coaches, instructors, corporations, teams, and athletes.

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Point 8 Training & Development Inc. was established when three guys decided to work together in pursuit of one common goal: to help everyone reach their full potential and experience ultimate life success. From the child dreaming of making it to the big leagues, to the everyday person committing to a new fitness routine, to the elite athlete reaching the pinnacle of his or her sport, our goal is to help each person reach their highest standard of performance possible. With focus, determination, and experience we have achieved this standard through our unique brand of sports counselling and our revolutionary model of sport and recreation called The New Game Plan.




Watch Stephen discuss "The New Game Plan" model on Urban Rush and how to use sport to build your child's self-esteem.

Watch Stephen talk about The New Game Plan model and how to support your children in sports and recreation. This interview took place in April, 2008.

Watch Stephen discuss the potential dangers of outcome thinking in a professional athlete's mindset. Stephen begins speaking at 0:54.

Stephen talks about visualization in sport and the mentality of a professional athlete.

  • I’ve taken the Mental Strength Training program at Point 8 with Stephen and it has been absolutely crucial in getting me to where I am in my hockey career. I've become a lot more confident not only on the ice but off the ice as well as being much more comfortable in situations I know I wouldn't have been before. I would highly recommend anyone to take this program, whether you’re an aspiring athlete, parent, or coach.
    — Mark MacMillan, Professional Hockey Player, Montreal Canadiens Organization
  • Stephen’s approach to kids, coaches, and sport has far reaching implications. He knows the big picture we are talking about is LIFE itself and that the sports lessons we teach are also life lessons. For coaches, teachers, parents, or anyone working with youth, Stephen’s insights are of tremendous value. He communicates wisdom in a concise yet powerful way.
    — Secondary School Principal, SD #42 - Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
  • [These tools] should be in every parent’s, gym teacher’s, and coach’s hands as it provides groundbreaking information on how we can effectively use sports to catapult our children’s self-esteem and bring out their best.
    — Award-Winning Author & Parenting Expert
  • This [model] will change a child’s future! If you apply these simple but very effective theories in raising a child from The New Game Plan the effects will be life changing. It will breed confidence and self-worth in every child no matter their skill or talent level.
    — Professional Golfer, Canadian PGA & Asian PGA Tours Member