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Mindfulness: Improving Sports Performance & Reducing Sport Anxiety

Athletes spend much of their time mentally and physically preparing for athletic competitions in hopes of improving playing performances. However, many athletes are inconsistent […]

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Mental health in elite sport: It’s tough to talk

In recent years there has been increasing acknowledgement of the problem of mental health in elite sport. Research shows that while sports people are […]

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Why is goal setting important

Much research has been conducted which specifically focuses on athletes, with the aim of to determine their most personal effective goal-setting strategy. Larsen and […]

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The Influence of Media Portrayal of Women on Female Participation in Sport & Exercise.

As the greatest show on earth – The Olympic Games – grips our attention once more, there is an increased focus on the way […]

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Actovegin: the new performance enhancer on the block?

No sooner have the news reports ended, are we commencing speculation over a ‘new’ drug. Earlier this year there was wide spread panic over […]

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“The Naked Sport Psychologist – Is there a role for self-disclosure in the Sport & Exercise Psychology context”?

Self-disclosure As new and innovative skills in therapy evolve and are discussed, self-disclosure is becoming an increasingly hot-topic of debate between different theoretical orientations […]

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Exercise Dependence: Symptom or Disorder?

The current UK guidelines suggest that adults should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity across the week (National Institute for Health and […]

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BREXIT Part 2 – What the HELL happened England

Borris Johnson forged ahead with his assertion that it was best for Great Britain to be out of Europe, Little did he realise that […]

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Emotional Intelligence & Effective Leadership

“those to whom much is given, much is required” – John F Kennedy Following the culmination of this year’s Superbowl, the NFL’s end of […]

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Changing The Focus: Appreciating the need for four corner coaching education

If we are to acknowledge the ability of coaches to have a significant effect on an athlete’s psychological welfare (Chelladurai, 1990, Mageau & Vallerand, 2003, […]

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The Success of Leicester City FC

So we are all delighted and enthralled with the monumental achievement of Leicester City upsetting the odds and winning the premier league only 2 […]

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The problem with self-control

DO NOT THINK ABOUT A PINK ELEPHANT. When reading a command like that, the majority of people invariably think of a pink elephant. It’s […]

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Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]

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‘Exergaming’, the craze that never was.

In this day and age, technology is everywhere we go. We carry it with us on a day to day basis and are glued […]

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Doping in sport: Meldonium

One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]

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1 Day Masterclass in Applied Sport Psychology ‘Conducting Telephone & Skype Consultancy with Athletes’

A Masterclass in Applied Sport Psychology  ‘Conducting Telephone Consultancy with Athletes’  BOOKING DETAILS  Masterclass; Due to the workshop format places are limited to 30 people. […]

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Why Spieth Lost the Masters

Jordan Spieth threw away a 5 shot lead at the Augusta Masters golf tournament 2016 having dominated the competition until the last day. Walking […]

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Emotional Intelligence Applied Practice in Football

Positive mind-set allows performance levels to increase because it facilitates direction and focus. The relationship between mental preparation and sport psychology therefore becomes important […]

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Self-Confidence in Sport

THEORY: Self-confidence is your ability to undertake tasks. It is your ability to understand that you can achieve any number of goals. Self-confident people […]

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The Growth Mindset – not just for sports stars

For those of us who take an interest in what’s going on in the world of sport and performance psychology, the concepts of growth and […]

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Self-regulation – a cognitive skill to monitor progress?

Self-regulation – a cognitive skill to monitor progress? According to Richards (2011), “self-regulation refers to the process in which individuals monitor, manage, and control […]

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The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA): Applying the model with athletes through imagery scripting.

The Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA) provides a framework for understanding how athletes react psycho-physiologically within competitive situations (Jones, Meijen, […]

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Choking: The Case of Jana Novotna: “One of the most famous collapses in sport”

In 1993, Jana Novotna played Steffi Graf in the 1993 Wimbledon women’s tennis final. Novotna was in a strong position; she led the match […]

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Obesity, Anxiety and Depression – an Exploding Epidemic

Obesity is an epidemic that will have far reaching implications for the health of our nation. The statistics are frightening. Studies have shown that […]

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Stress Management in Sport

THEORY: Stress is both good (positive) and bad (negative). It is how we deal with stress that is important. We need stress in our […]

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Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?

Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]

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Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS) and group functioning in sport

Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS) is an intervention whereby an individual consciously shares an issue or situation, with a group they belong to (i.e., sports team/peers), in […]

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Positive Self-Belief in Sport

THEORY: Positive self-belief is an internal aspect of your psychological make-up. When you are looking at achieving success and reaching your goals remaining positive […]

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“Playing Football With A Square Ball”

My motive for writing this piece is to plant a seed, to kick start a generation of new ideas and join the dots in […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Role in Sports Performance

Mayer and Salovey (1997:5) defined Emotional Intelligence (EI) as “the ability to perceive emotions, to assess and generate emotions so as to assist thought, […]

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