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Emotional Control Under Pressure: A Practical Guide

This brief practical guide will provide feasible recommendations for developing emotional control in high pressure situations. Encouraging Emotional Intelligence: This very useful form of […]

Written by Erin Prior 1 minute read

Coping Under Pressure: The Value of Emotional Control

As our lives become increasingly fast-paced, with everything accessible at merely the touch of a button, both our personal and professional lives are becoming […]

Written by Erin Prior 4 minute read

Increasing and Maintaining Emotional Control Under Pressure

In today’s fast-paced society, coping under pressure seems more vital than ever and is often a necessary skill across many professional domains. But how […]

Written by Erin Prior 7 minute read

The Influence of Sleep on Performance

Sleep is an integral part of what makes humans function (Harris et al., 2015). It is a common need that, if neglected, has the […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Injury – physical or mental pain

Battling your way back to full fitness from injury can be a long, tough and difficult journey but ultimately rewarding. Often it can be […]

Written by Emily Cheek 2 minute read

Coaching Styles and Performance Outcomes

Coaching styles and coaching strategies are terms typically thrown around in academia, the media, and sport. For the purpose of this read, I will […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Sport Psychologists – Preventers or fixers

Sport Psychology is a growing discipline and one that I find myself privileged to be involved in. Despite this growth, I still wonder why […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

The Psychology of Injury: The curious case of Daniel Sturridge

After failing to score for the fifth game running, pundits, journalists and fans alike are trying to pinpoint why Daniel Sturridge is struggling to […]

Written by Ben Cochrane 3 minute read

Striving to Perfection

The relationship between perfectionism and sporting excellence is often endorsed into many athletes; in order to be the best you must strive for perfection. […]

Written by Jemma Clarke 2 minute read

Directing Attentional Focus during Resistance Training

The focus of attention is influential in how well athletes learn sport-related and movement skills (movement efficiency, such as force production, speed, and endurance) […]

Written by Crystal Chariton 2 minute read

Rio 2016: Inspirational GB hockey Gold

Rio 2016 will be remembered for many amazing moments and the huge number of medals that were won by our GB athletes in the […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

Sources of confidence: England rugby team 2016

After the huge disappointment of the last rugby world cup, not many people would have expected the England rugby team to bounce back and […]

Written by Gillian Thomas 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Crystal Chariton 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Kelly Bourne 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Erin Prior 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read

“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 […]

Written by Jess Brainch 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Rich Sille 2 minute read

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, […]

Written by Tom Shields 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Michael Roskams 3 minute read