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Steve McClaren: What psychological qualities are needed to excel in elite football?

Posted 2 years ago BelievePerform 0 minute read comment

Professor Greg Whyte: What advice would you give to someone who wants to becoming a Sport Psychologist?

Posted 3 years ago BelievePerform 0 minute read comments

Identify your fear of re-injury and overcome it!

Posted 3 years ago Leah Moore 3 minute read comment

Unfortunately injury is a common threat when it comes to both elite and non-elite sport. How we cope with it may determine our path […]

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Depression and performance enhancing drugs – Are we willing to understand this relationship?

Posted 4 years ago Leah Moore 10 minute read comment

The development of depression during retirement from professional sport has been highlighted by many athletes and most recently by swimming legend Ian Thorpe.  James […]

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A tool to work hard everyday

Posted 4 years ago Mauro van de Looij 3 minute read comments

We know it’s possible to become a top athlete. Top athletes are made rather than born. Working hard is an essential component in becoming […]

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The role of sexual activity on sleep and performance in competitive athletes

Posted 4 years ago Tim Lathlean 1 minute read comment

Previous articles for Sport in Mind have focused on athlete recovery and the importance of the appropriate quality and quantity of sleep. Sleep has […]

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Read my lips: Narrative therapy in sport

Posted 4 years ago Helen Oliver 2 minute read comment

Impressions that people hold of athletes commonly change in response to media reports. The phrasing of these can also affect how athletes consequently view […]

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The increased risk and difficult detection of eating disorders among athletes

Posted 4 years ago Helen Oliver 2 minute read comment

As a physically active population, athletes are typically viewed by the general public as healthy and strong, and so are not considered to be […]

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Which is best for high performance team support? Coaching or playing experience?

Posted 4 years ago Keith Begley 2 minute read comment

There are many variables that impact on the success of a team. One variable widely acknowledged is the contribution of a coach or manager. Across […]

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Observation as an alternative to imagery?

Posted 4 years ago Anne-Marie Higgins 1 minute read comments

Imagery is a great tool for improving sports performance and its use and benefits have been well documented.  However it is thought that the […]

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A realistic approach to developing focus and concentration

Posted 4 years ago Kyle McDonald 2 minute read comment

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar This month I would like […]

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How and when should praise be given?

Posted 4 years ago Jennifer Hobson 2 minute read comment

In my previous article about parenting in sport (link available below), it was concluded parents should support, praise and encourage their child’s involvement in […]

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Optimism in sport

Posted 4 years ago Tracy Donachie 3 minute read comment

Abraham Lincoln once described an a optimist as someone who “finds opportunity in every difficulty” whilst a pessimist to be someone who ‘finds difficulty […]

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What is the point of school?

Posted 4 years ago James Barraclough 4 minute read comments

The above is the title of a book by Guy Claxton that I read recently. At the time of publishing the author was Director […]

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The role of mindfulness in sport

Posted 4 years ago Mitch Plemmons 2 minute read comments

Imagine yourself walking up to the tee box on the 18th hole of the PGA Championship. You are leading the field, and simply have […]

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Psychological benefits of a warm-up

Posted 4 years ago Helen Waters 2 minute read comment

‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit’ – Aristotle Novices and experts alike are all, or […]

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Why fitness resolutions fail

Posted 4 years ago Dan Shaw 7 minute read comments

Sport and Exercise Psychology is often at the forefront of cutting edge elite sport, helping athletes create a personal tool box and skill set […]

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Reflection and goal setting

Posted 4 years ago Gobinder Gill 1 minute read comment

Performance can be broken down into many different aspects. These aspects are psychological, technical, physical, and nutritional. Performers alongside their coaches need to be mindful […]

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Napping for weekly sleep health in elite junior athletes

Posted 4 years ago Tim Lathlean 2 minute read comments

In my last clinical update on sleep and sports injury in adolescent athletes, I described the stressors that they face in day to day […]

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The Quiet eye and its application to skill acquisition and performance

Posted 4 years ago Sam Vine 4 minute read comments

How we learn and refine motor skills and how we prevent performance breakdown in pressurised or demanding circumstances are among the most important questions […]

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