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The Rise of Johanna Konta –dedication to mental training pays dividends

Johanna Konta’s story is one of humble inspiration. Last week she became the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final since the iconic Virginia Wade in 1978. In the last two years Konta has surged through the rankings from 146th to world Number 4, becoming only the fourth British woman in history to make the top 5 alongside the …

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What sport psychology has learned from Stoicism

Rewind if you will over 2000 years to early 3rd century BC Athens and a group of passionate philosophers teaching in front of a painted porch (A ‘stoa’ from which the term Stoic derives). As well as theorizing about the big questions around the nature of life, being, and morality, Stoicism sought to apply these principles and theories to practical …

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Visualisation

What is visualisation? Visualisation – also called ‘imagery’ or ‘mental rehearsal’ is one of the key psychological skills available to enhance performance. It is the process of mentally creating an experience or intention, typically from memory, which imitates reality. We all visualise when we day dream or see things in our mind’s eye. Many successful athletes routinely use visualization techniques …

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Lessons from the US Navy Seals

Mental Toughness Talent is a given at elite level as is a willingness to work hard day in and day out. Along with this, athletes need deep focus and a positive mental attitude towards everything that might be thrown at them as top-level sport is characterized by a demand for athletes to excel while performing under pressure. Mental toughness dictates …

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Effective Goal Setting

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up somewhere else” Goal setting’s an extremely powerful technique for improving both performance and general well being. There’s overwhelming evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of goal setting in both sport and business; having an effective goal setting strategy enhances the chance of reaching long term objectives and can increase efficiency and …

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Training Mental Toughness

Training is a key element for any form of success. No long-term sporting achievement is attainable without a significant investment of time and effort in well-designed practice. Despite this many people still focus on physical training and do not place the same importance on training their mind. Three areas are important to consider when looking to develop mental toughness through training; …

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Visualisation. The when.The where. The how

Types of Visualisation There are two main types of visualisation used by athletes, motivational and cognitive. Both types can be used to improve self-confidence and then ultimately performance. Motivational visualisation is used to visualise goals and goal orientated behaviours around performing well, it is also used to relax or psych up. Motivational visualisation should put you in a place where …

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A 10-Step Guide to Self-Isolation

We’re certainly going through unprecedented, tough and worrying times; and the fact that the whole world is going through the same can be overwhelming, and perhaps even frightening. It almost seems surreal and sometimes it feels we could be in a horror movie film set. With self-isolation being imposed on us there is a danger that many might find it …