Lessons From Overconfident Golfers That Can Help You Perform Better

EP 228 Episode Cover Gio Valiante

Lessons From Overconfident Golfers That Can Help You Perform Better Dr Gio Valiante is one of the most prominent Sports Psychologists in the world. He has worked with many of golf’s top players, including Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Davis Love III.  His clients have won a host of PGA Tour and majors.  Gio applies …

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Mental Toughness In Football: How To Deal With Criticism #BITESIZE

EP 218 Episode Cover Michael Caulfield

Mental Toughness In Football: How To Deal With Criticism #BITESIZE Michael Caulfield is one of the most experienced Sports Psychologists in the UK, with over 30 years working in sport, business and academia. After fifteen years as Chief Executive of the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA), he retrained as a Sports Psychologist after working with that …

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How Ice Swimming And Cold Immersion Can Help You Take Control Of Your Destiny

EP 215 Episode Cover Fenwick Ridley

How Ice Swimming And Cold Immersion Can Help You Take Control Of Your Destiny Fenwick Ridley is the owner of H2oTrails where he helps people discover the thrill of outdoor swimming and other water based activities in a stunning Northumberland location, Sweethope Loughs. He is also known as the  GB Ice Viking and represents Team …

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How To Help Footballers Manage Their Expectations

EP 204 Episode Cover David Charlton

How To Help Footballers Manage Their Expectations By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to: Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively Maintain positive mental …

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How To Raise Your Levels Of Vitality

EP 171 Episode Cover David Lindsay

How To Raise Your Levels Of Vitality

David Lindsay is a professional speaker and personal trainer based in Sydney, and has a wealth of experience in coaching, training, and competing as an athlete. He has developed a unique “5 Steps to Improve Vitality” system that has been proven to boost workplace morale, productivity, and ultimately, profitability. David is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others and is eager to bring his message to your workplace.

David’s impressive athletic background includes playing Rugby League up to NSW Cup (formerly Reserve Grade) level, training as a professional arm wrestler, and achieving a Black Belt in Wing Chun, a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and competing in several Cage Fights (MMA). Over the last decade, David has studied successful teams and individual athletes, discovering that they all follow a similar structure to his “5 Step System Towards Improved Vitality in the Workplace.”

As a full-time coach and trainer for over 20 years, David has helped transform the bodies, minds, and lives of thousands of people. He has also helped teams to work together to achieve much higher results than anyone expected of them. He brings his experience from both on the paddock and in the Cage, and from the coach’s/trainer’s point of view to achieve optimum results.

David’s speaking engagements have included Grass Roots Development for the ARL (Australian Rugby League) and Staff at NSW Parliament. He wishes to impart the knowledge he has gained from his years of experience to improve your staff’s teamwork and work ethic, and increase their productivity. His approach and philosophy have helped transform normal teams into high-performance teams, and he is eager to help your team snap into action and fire on all cylinders from kick-off to the final whistle.

In episode #171 of the Demystifying Mental Toughness, former Professional Australian Rugby League player and now an inspiring speaker and personal trainer, David Lindsay talks to me about ways you can improve your vitality to improve your chances of success.  We also touch on Mental Toughness in a Professional Rugby League as well as discussing the psychological side to martial arts.

Key Learning Points:

  • When you are smaller than others learning to play to and improve your strengths is important.
  • “The mental game beats the physical game every day.”
  • You can control yourself not your opponent, so don’t waste time focusing too much on them.
  • Mental Toughness in a Rugby League setting is all about your ability to keep moving forwards despite pressures that exist.
  • A bigger picture mentality without too much emotion is necessary to perform at the peak of your powers.
  • To psych yourself up, consider energising music or rituals like the All Blacks “Haka.”
  • Visualisation and self-talk are other useful tools to improve your energy and intensity levels.
  • Ensuring you look after yourself with adequate rest and recovery is essential to raise your vitality.

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5 Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep015: Nick Grantham – Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

Ep106: Amy Rowlinson – Why is knowing my WHY important?

Ep112: David Charlton – How to Deal with Physical Insecurities as a Young Athlete

Ep134: David Charlton – Observations: 3 Things That Stop You Achieving Your Goals

EP138: Nick Littlehales – Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

4 Relevant blogs

Blog: How To Play Well When You Aren’t Feeling Great

Blog: Mental Preparation for Combat Sports

Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

Blog: Helping Young Rugby Players Mentally Prepare Before Matches

3 Valuable resources

Understanding yourself better – The 4Ts.  Timing, Thoughts, Tension and Temperature

Combat Sports Psychology Library

Rugby Psychology Library

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Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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    How To Perform Under Pressure Close To Your Best #BITESIZE

    EP 169 Episode Cover Adam Nicholls

    How To Perform Under Pressure Close To Your Best #BITESIZE

    professor adam nicholls

    Adam is a professor of psychology within the Department of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science, at the University of Hull. The main focus of his research relates to the psycho-social factors that predict doping among adolescent athletes, along with coping and emotions among athletes. His research is supported by more than £1.5 million of funding. He has published more than 85 journal articles and written five books. His latest book, Psychology in Sport Coaching: Theory and Practice has also been translated into both Arabic and Hungarian.

    One of the hallmarks of Mentally Toughness is the ability to perform well under pressure.  Whether you play golf or cricket, or enjoy gymnastics or netball.  It’s the same in your job if you have to stand up and deliver presentations at work.

    So why do many people struggle with this? Why does thriving under pressure separate the great from the good on occasions?

    Many things can prevent people to be able to perform in the manner they’d like to when the pressure is on for a host of reasons, including:

    • Performance anxiety
    • A failure to learn from past mistakes
    • Focusing on the wrong things
    • Making practice sessions too comfortable
    • Personality traits, for example your Mental Toughness
    • Off field pressures

    Today’s short bite taken from episode 94 of Demystifying Mental Toughness, touches on this topic where Professor Adam Nicholls shares with you a few ideas to be able to improve the way that you perform under pressure.  Enjoy tuning in!

    Key Learning Points:

    • Mental Toughness is about an athlete’s ability to be able to perform well under pressure, so that their performance is not adversely affected by pressure.
    • Typical signs that someone struggles with pressure are that their routines change, that they speed up or slow down or that they fail to carry out tactics and get caught up in emotion.
    • Experience is an important factor in making good decisions under pressure.
    • Simulating pressure in training and practice is another helpful approach to take.
    • Seeking to improve your self-awareness, being open-minded to learn is also essential so that you can make smarter decisions at critical times.

    Connect with Adam Nicholls

    Book: Psychology in Sports Coaches: Theory and Practice

    LinkedIn

    Email

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    Sign Up to The Mental Edge

    Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

    6 Relevant podcast episodes

    Ep166: Mark Bennett MBE – How To Help Athletes and Coaches Reflect On Their Performances

    Ep094: Professor Adam Nicholls – How to Develop Mentally Strong Rugby Players

    Ep093: Dan Abrahams – How to Overcome Mental Blocks in Football

    Ep091: Jarrod Leathem – How to Transfer Your Cricket Skills to Matches

    Ep089: Will Shaw – How To Transfer Your Golfing Skills To The Course 

    Ep050: Compilation – Mental Strength Does Not Guarantee Success

    5 Relevant blogs

    Blog: How To Play Well When You Aren’t Feeling Great

    Blog: 5 Coaching Tips to Develop Mentally Tough Footballers

    Blog: Mental Preparation for Combat Sports

    Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

    Blog: 3 Tips to Help You Overcome Setbacks

    4 Valuable resources

    Gibbs Reflective Cycle

    Understanding yourself better – The 4Ts.  Timing, Thoughts, Tension and Temperature

    Understand your mental toughness tendencies

    Driscoll’s Model of Reflection

    3 Great conversations to have with your kids to help them perform better under pressure

    Conversations with Kids – Fixed Mindset

    Conversations with Kids – Emotional Rollercoaster

    Conversations with Kids – Bravery

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    David Charlton

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    David Charlton

    Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

    Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

    T: +44 7734 697769

    E: [email protected]

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      How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive #BITESIZE

      EP 164 Episode Cover Steve Judge

      How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive #BITESIZE

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      From Wheelchair to World Champion

      Steve Judge’s uplifting, yet poignant, journey will inspire you to achieve your own journey of excellence.  Sharing his unique story, with takeaways, he’ll explain the many times he picked himself up after being knocked down both physically and mentally. Going from wheelchair to world champion and onwards to successful professional speaker, author and coach.

      Steve Judge’s Book – Don’t Lean On Your Excuses: A World Champion’s Courageous Story That Inspires Living With No Regrets

      Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience or event that can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope and potentially cause lasting psychological, emotional and physical effects.  In this bitesize episode, my guest, author and motivational speaker Steve Judge tells me about his inspiring journey.

      In 2002, Steve was involved in a car crash near Sheffield, crushing both of his legs and very nearly losing his life.  The episode highlights how Steve learned to walk again, he also shares some advice on how he picked himself up from rock bottom.

      Enjoy tuning in!

      Key Learnings

      • Steve highlights how setting short term goals helped him.
      • Benchmarking and measuring his progress he found beneficial.
      • Being kind to yourself during tough times is important.
      • Social support is essential when we suffer difficulties.

      Connect with David Charlton

      Sign Up to The Mental Edge

      Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

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      Connect with Steve Judge

      Website

      Steve Judge on LinkedIn

      Relevant Podcast Episodes

      Ep002: Steve Judge –  How to Deal with Adversity

      Ep014: Alessia Bruno – The Yips, Crashes, Trauma in Sport there is hope for Athletes

      Ep092: Dr James Hegarty – ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

      Ep131 David Charlton – How to Deal with Self-Criticism using Self Compassion – FINAL PART

      Ep158: Dr Paul Gorczynski – How to Develop and Implement Mental Health Literacy Strategies

      Relevant Blogs

      Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

      Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

      Mental Health Guidance For Coaches When Supporting Athletes

      Bullying – The Dark Side of Sport

      Creating a Mentally Healthy Sporting Environment

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      David Charlton

      Best Wishes 

      David Charlton

      Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

      Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

      T: +44 7734 697769

      E: [email protected]

      Search Our Sports Psychology Website

      Popular Categories

      Join Our Online Community Now!

      Mental Edge Newsletter

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