Athlete’s Insight to Self Care

WTA professional Sloane Stephens has been on the circuit for over thirteen years. In this video she shares her perspective on mental health and maintaining self care. These insights are broadly applicable to both male and female athletes whether participating in high school, college, semi pro, professional or club championships. Read more…

No Regrets

The recent Journal of Applied Sport Psychology article, “No Regrets: Former collegiate student-athletes’ reflection on regret,” by Chelsea B. Wooding, Ph.D., CMPC & Raymond F. Prior, Ph.D. is a recent research study, 02/Nov/2021, that examines regret of former collegiate student athletes. Their research findings may help current and future athletes’ minimize Read more…

Mental Hurdles

Sande Charles interviews S.F. Giants,  Mental Coach Derin McMains on the importance of mental skills training. This interview does a nice job outlining the basic role and scope of mental skills training. The interview focuses on the S.F. Giants but the content applies to all sports. https://bit.ly/3ert6Dl

A Mental Performance Minute

Questions that frequently arise when a potential client is shopping for a mental performance program are: 1) Will incorporating mental skills into my athletic program be difficult? The answer clients wish to hear is that it will be easy and effortless to adapt mental skills training into their athletic program. Read more…

The Test

Stuck inside during the, shelter-in-place order with time on your hands?  You may enjoy watching the Amazon Original docuseries, The Test. This 8 part series follows the reorganization of Cricket Australia following a ball tampering scandal that disgraced the team in 2018. This inspiring docuseries touches on many mental training Read more…

Psychological Momentum

Athletes feel positive and negative momentum. Coaches plan for it. Spectators see and at times feel momentum shift in a team or player. Positive and negative Psychological Momentum (PM) is a reality of athletic performance. Sara Svoboda, MSc, Sport & Exercise Psychology Candidate recently published a blog article titled, “Cognitive Read more…

Melinda Harrison – Personal Next

Melinda Harrison was on the national swim team for Canada and participated in the 1984 Olympics. Since those competitive athletic years she has built a career outside of sports as a professional ICF, PCC Level Executive Coach and facilitator. Many highly accomplished people after achieving a major success or realizing Read more…

Overcoming Anxiety & Panic

It’s estimated that almost 1-2 percent of the general population will experience an anxiety attack in any given year and 5 percent of the population will experience an anxiety episode at some point in their life. In recent years several professional athletes have spoken to the media about their challenges Read more…

Novak Djokovic – Mental Skills

Novak Djokovic has made steady advancements in his professional success. Over the course of time he has masterfully calmed his inner mental game. In his recent Wimbledon victory press conference he answers questions about his mental preparation for the final and his focus during the epic match playing against the Read more…