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Developing resilience: Top tips for athletes and coaches

Written by Rachel Farmer 0 minute read

Developing Resilience In Elite Athletes: The Role Of The Environment

It often said ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’. But we all react to adversity in different ways. While some seem to be […]

Written by Rachel Farmer 5 minute read

How Gratitude Can Improve Performance

Champion or defeated? Sports constantly presents challenges and adversity, exposing athletes with enough grit and gratitude to overcome adversity and those who will crumble […]

Written by Maddy Schier 2 minute read

Student athletes – Demands faced and resources available

University and being a student-athlete is a great experience that many people reflect on with fond memories. Use this article and other resources or […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 3 minute read

Exploring the relationship between alcohol and rugby

Our drinking club has a rugby problem? There is a long standing yet peculiar relationship between alcohol and rugby. Some of amateur rugby clubs […]

Written by Thomas McCabe 3 minute read

Lesser spotted diagnosis – ADHD in sport

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a mental disorder starting in early years which can go on to have significant negative effects on lives […]

Written by Thomas McCabe 2 minute read

Masters athletes: Negotiating the ageing process

I previously wrote an article on here titled, ‘why am I doing this at my age? Physical activity or competitive sport? Which looked at […]

Written by Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read

Mindfulness: ‘letting it be’ in a performance driven context

Mindfulness is thought to be a tendency to be present in the moment and to mindfully accept naturally occurring events, emotions and thoughts. As […]

Written by Jenny Meggs 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

Acute Stress in Sport: What is it and how do we cope?

What is it? There are many reasons people give to being stressed. Trying to balance work and a social life, meeting deadlines, preparing for […]

Written by Roisin Kelly 7 minute read

The 4 Stages of Stress

Stress is a common attribute and trigger that we all suffer from on a daily basis. This stress is normally attributed to high levels […]

Written by Gobinder Gill 2 minute read

Psychological resilience for athletes – a demystification…

“Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Dan Reeves (Former NFL athlete and head coach) Resilience. It has become […]

Written by Heather Hunter 6 minute read

Manipulating the paradox of perfectionism: promoting healthy perfectionism in sport

Elite athletes are known for their exceptional physiology. Arguably, their superior strength, power, endurance and biomechanics all play a key role in enabling their […]

Written by Justine Anthony 6 minute read

The Emergence of Mindfulness in Western Psychology: Cultural Clash or Coalescence?

Introduction “What a liberation to realise that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who […]

Written by Tom Barnes 6 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

Goals out of sport: facilitating the retirement process

“I am feeling lost and with no direction, no purpose, no career, no identity and who the hell do I go to?” and “How […]

Written by Zoe Taylor 2 minute read

Empirical vs. Non-empirical Resilience Strategies – Outcomes and Consequences

What is resilience? Resilience is your ability to adapt to and overcome negative emotional responses in a given situation. Or is it? A general […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 5 minute read

The Psychological Effects of Sports Injuries and why these Effects are heightened in Elite Young Athletes

The operationalised definition of sports injury differs within the existing sport psychology literature often owing to the differing severities and durations of injury (Nicholl […]

Written by Alex Freemantle 3 minute read

The Who, What and Why of Global Personal Player Development

Assisting youth and professional athletes outside of the sporting environment has been a challenge for many years.  There has not been an accepted specific […]

Written by Dr Mark Robinson 2 minute read