controlling nerves and emotions

Pre-performance Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRTikPnVkgM

Colourful Breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UQyFQj8G2o

Thoughts… negative, positive or helpful?

We so often talk about positive or negative thoughts. And much of the work from a cognitive behavioural perspective (that many sport psychologists work from) pushes the idea of identifying and then reframing our negative thoughts into more positive ones. This can be...

3 weeks to Marathon – reframe your thoughts

Over the eight weeks’ final build up to the London Marathon I am blogging some ideas you can use to stay on track and ensure your mind is as prepared for the race as your body is. This post, with three weeks to go, suggests you practice reframing some of those...

4 weeks to Marathon – Distraction technique

Over the eight weeks’ final build up to the London Marathon I'm blogging some ideas you can use to stay on track and ensure your mind is as prepared for the marathon as your body is. This post, with four weeks to go, suggests you spend some time deciding which...

Latest Research: The Yips

Choking in sport is horrible for an athlete. An element of choking is known as The Yips. This is a psycho-neuromuscular disorder, which affects sports where fine motor precision skills are required for success, such as Tennis, Archery and Golf. The yips can cause an...

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