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The Benefits of Effective Visualisation

Effective visualisation can help to enhance performance through the following benefits: Improved confidence Improved concentration Enhanced motivation Emotional control Acquire, practice and hone specific skills Strategy improvement Preparation for competition Coping with pain and injury Problem Solving Improved confidence One of the biggest sources of enhancing confidence is through previous performance achievements. Effective visualisation techniques can help you to recreate …

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Depression in Sport

So what exactly is Depression? Depression is a serious issue; it is not a sign of weakness. It’s a genuine illness that can hit anyone at any time. Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor …

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Dealing with Depression: A four-stage action plan to reduce your depression

Firstly it is important to remember to be kind and compassionate to yourself. It’s not easy to start/continue any self-help programme so give yourself a big pat on the back for your efforts so far for reading this! This blog will explain a four-stage approach to help you deal with depression. The model is based on classic cognitive behavioural therapy, …

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Competition Toughness

Three key areas of competition mental toughness are– handling the pressure, belief and the ability to regulate your performance. Developing your mental toughness allows you the advantage to be able to deal with challenging situations and change your approach – something which can set you apart from your opponent. Handling Pressure How you view the pressure of competition Many performers will train …

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Causes of Stress

Worrying about things that might never happen can often cause people to feel stressed such as worrying about future events, or what people may think about you. People can get on a downward spiral with negative thinking habits that may lead to chronic stress. The good news is that you can control the stress levels in your life by controlling …

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Simple Steps to Improving Happiness

How can happiness be increased? Since most of us want to be happy, what practical steps does psychological research suggest we can take to increase our happiness? Here are some practical steps you can take to enhance your optimism and be more satisfied with your life on a day-to-day basis. Smell the roses – Fourteen simple things to do proven …

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The New Science of Happiness – 2

The here and now Some might say that this balance of 10% contribution of life circumstances to 40% everyday activities means that to be happy, long-term plans and goals should be ignored in favour of the here and now. After all, why bother to strive for a better job if it won’t increase your happiness? Surely it’s better to just …

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Increasing Happiness through Gratitude and Kindness

Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Happiness The psychology of gratitude has been the subject of recent research and experimental evidence (Emmons & McCullough, 2003) suggests that practicing gratitude is a way to quickly and sustainably improve mood. Moreover, being thankful might be the key to raising your happiness ‘set-point’. Counting blessings versus burdens Dr. Robert A. Emmons carried out research with …

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Increasing Happiness through Gratitude and Kindness

Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Happiness The psychology of gratitude has been the subject of recent research and experimental evidence (Emmons & McCullough, 2003) suggests that practicing gratitude is a way to quickly and sustainably improve mood. Moreover, being thankful might be the key to raising your happiness ‘set-point’. Counting blessings versus burdens Dr. Robert A. Emmons carried out research with …

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The New Science of Stress

The New Science of Stress – What if we change our approach to stress? In Kelly McGonigal’s fascinating TED Talk ‘How to make stress your friend’ she suggests after years of discussing stress as the enemy it is time to rethink our approach to stress. A recent study in the US asked 30,000 adults over an 8-year period ‘how much …