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Self-Talk part 1

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Self Talk part 1 An introduction to self-talk     The voices you hear Welcome to the MYND programme on self-talk. We all talk to ourselves, some people on a non-stop basis, from the time they awaken to the time that they fall asleep at night. What we say to ourselves will ultimately affect what we think, who we are …

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Self-Talk part 2

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Self -talk part 2 Types of Self-Talk In the previous module we introduced you to the topic of self-talk, now let’s look in more detail at the different types of self-talk you can use. You can separate Self-talk into three categories: positive, negative and neutral. These can be further broken down into eight sub-categories. Let’s start with: Positive Self-Talk Positive …

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Self-Talk: part 3

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Change it! In the previous module we looked at the three different types of self-talk, positive, negative and neutral and saw that these could be broken down into various components. In this module we start to explore how you can start changing your self-talk, beginning with a three-stage process. Improving your Self-Talk In order to make your self-talk much more …

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Self-Talk: part 4

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What’s the question? In the last module we looked at how you can start to be more aware of the type of self-talk you use, and how with negative self-talk, you can begin to challenge and change what you say to yourself. In this module, we’ll explore the connection between self-talk and self-confidence, and look into the questions you might …

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Self-Talk: part 5

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More Change-Talk Strategies In the last module, we started to explore the relationship between self-talk and self-confidence. I cover this in much more detail on the Confidence Programme, however, you can start to see how what you say to yourself will impact on both how you feel and what you do. Let’s start this module with a quote from an …

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Dealing with Pressure 1

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Dealing with Pressure: level 1 Introduction  Welcome to the programme about pressure, and first of a series of modules which will help you learn to deal with pressure. Pressure’s very much a part of sport; whether you’re an under 11 soccer player trying to get a game in an academy team or a multi-million pound player in a professional team, …

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Mental Toughness

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Mental Toughness Part 1 An introduction 1653 Top-level sport is characterized by the demand for athletes to excel while performing under trying circumstances. In other words, top athletes are required to perform consistently under pressure. For an athlete to overcome pressure, a number of personal qualities are required, including self-confidence and motivation. Talent is a given, as is a willingness …

Building Confidence 1

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Building Self-Confidence Level 1 Introduction Welcome to the programme on self-confidence and the first of a number of modules that will help you build your confidence. Imagine what it would feel like to be the most confident athlete that you could be, a master of your immediate environment, someone who others look up to. By investing ten minutes a day …

Goal Setting

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“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 …