The traffic light system is a great tool to help athletes develop their self-awareness...
What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are complex and serious psychiatric conditions that develop in both men and women, and both athletes and non-athletes. Eating disorders occur in all sports, however sports that have shown to carry the greatest risk for eating disorders include those referred to as ‘lean’ sports. Lean sports are sports that … Continue reading EATING DISORDERS IN SPORT
Developing self-awareness within athletes is, for me, the most important job a sport psychologist has within applied work. Greater self-awareness can help athletes (and coaches) to build self-confidence and self-esteem, take more responsibility for their actions, and to make better decisions, both in and outside of sport. What is self-awareness? Being self-aware involves having knowledge … Continue reading DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS IN YOUR ATHLETES
At the end of April, I was fortunate enough to attend the Female Coaching Network (FCN) Conference 2017 at Surrey Sports Park held in collaboration with Project 500; a project launched in the South East of England to address the imbalance in the number of male and female coaches. 100 female coaches from the UK, Canada, … Continue reading FCN CONFERENCE 2017: REFLECTIONS
NCAA: Strength Over Stigma Pressures can quickly accumulate for young people as they transition from home and high school to life as college students. New academic and personal challenges often coincide with separation from friends and family. Within this time of change, an unexpected obstacle can emerge, often unnoticed: an issue with mental health. In the … Continue reading STRENGTH OVER STIGMA
Errors and mistakes in sport tend to produce a variety of reactions among athletes. These reactions include the good (trying to learn from them and using them as motivating factors), the bad (thinking superstitiously about them), and the ugly (losing emotional control and allowing the setback to affect your performance). The successful tennis coach, Brad … Continue reading HANDLING PERFORMANCE SETBACKS
For those who are looking for material to read in order to learn more about sport psychology, I've chosen five books (in no particular order) that have really helped me in my own development: #1 "Black Box Thinking" by Matthew According to Matthew Syed, there is “something deeper and more subtle at work, something that has … Continue reading TOP 5 MUST READS