// Athletes Corner

How Do Endurance Athletes Perceive Mindfulness Techniques?

Mindfulness is the new buzz word sweeping the sporting world, with more athletes shunning the commonly used psychological skills techniques such as self-talk and […]

Written by Charlotte Griffin 1 minute read

Coaching Resilience – A Military and Sport Psychology Perspective

Resilience is a hot topic in today’s world. From sport psychology to military psychology, it seems that everyone has their own interpretation of resilience, […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

Making Challenge Opportunities for Distinguished Success

Imagine a time of which you had to overcome a significant challenge in your life. It could be a career change, personal loss, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Growth Mindset: Reaching your full potential

Over the years, there has been many athletes that have been tipped to be the next big star, but fail to reach their full […]

Written by Casper Farrimond 3 minute read

Expected Performance After Head Injury – How to Approach an Invisible Opponent

Sports related head injuries (e.g., concussions) affect one’s ability to concentrate, make decisions, foster learning, and perform both individually and collaboratively as part of […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 minute read

Visualization – A Practice Supplement

Each and every day athletes are trying to gain an edge over their competitors. Regardless of how an athlete trains (e.g., diets, exercise, or […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 4 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

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

Introducing Hannah Stoyel

Hello! I am Hannah Stoyel (formally Cooper) and I am a HCPC registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. I work in private practice in London […]

Written by Hannah Stoyel 0 minute read

Moving the goal posts

Nine weeks ago I sustained a bad knee injury in training and 7 weeks ago I had significant knee surgery to repair it. My […]

Written by Lisa Kearney 1 minute read

Self-Belief, Mastery Experiences, and Performance in Sport

Considering the new name of the website, I thought it would be fitting to expand on the relationship between belief and performance. In order […]

Written by Lennie Waite 2 minute read

Podcast: 007 with Paul Robinson Birmingham City Football Club Captain

In today’s podcast we talk to Paul Robinson about the challenges he has faced as a football player. We discuss numerous aspects looking at […]

Podcast 005: Beth Bingham Welsh Hockey Player

In this podcast we talk to Beth about all things Hockey. We explore the psychology behind playing hockey and the demands that Beth deals […]

Podcast 004: Psychology of Swimming with International Swimmer Sian Harkin

In this podcast we talk to Sian Harkin about psychology and swimming. Sian talks to us about what she finds most mentally challenging from […]