How To Build Mental Health Literacy In Your Organization #BITESIZE

EP 220 Episode Cover Dr. Paul Gorczynski

How To Build Mental Health Literacy In Your Organization #BITESIZE Paul Gorczynski, PhD, HCPC, CPsychol, AFBPsS: A Senior Lecturer and Chartered and Practitioner Psychologist. Paul has consulted for sporting organizations (e.g., IOC) and governments (e.g., a Women and Equalities Committee, UK Parliament on LGBTQ+ mental health service use and the Colombian Ministry of Sport on mental …

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Mental Health: How To Overcome Executive Loneliness

EP 197 Episode Cover Nick Jonsson

Mental Health: How To Overcome Executive Loneliness Nick is the Co-Founder and MD of one of Asia’s premiere networking organizations, EGN. He built a caring community that provides hundreds of executives and business owners a safe haven to share their challenges, and receive support and learn from each other. Beyond his role with EGN, Nick …

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When Being Tough In Sport Can Negatively Impact On Your Mental Health #BITESIZE

EP 195 Episode Cover Amy Izycky

When Being Tough In Sport Can Negatively Impact On Your Mental Health #BITESIZE Amy Izycky is a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist specialising in Neuropsychology. She graduated from Durham University with an Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Developmental Psychopathology. She later went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical …

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Sports Coaching: How Being Compassionate Can Help Your Athletes Perform Better

EP 183 Episode Cover David Charlton

Sports Coaching: How Being Compassionate Can Help Your Athletes Perform Better 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 …

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An Introduction to Mental Toughness and Psychological Safety #BITESIZE

EP 182 Episode Cover Doug Strycharczyk

An Introduction to Mental Toughness and Psychological Safety #BITESIZE Doug Strycharczyk is viewed as a rock star in the Mental Toughness world.  He has pioneered the application of the mental toughness to a wide variety of sectors.   He’s seen as one of the leading authorities worldwide on the application of the 4Cs Mental Toughness model, …

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How to Improve Teamwork using a 4Cs Mental Toughness Approach

EP 181 Episode Cover David Charlton

How to Improve Teamwork using a 4Cs Mental Toughness Approach 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 …

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How To Work With Team Units To Improve Culture In Teams

EP 180 Episode Cover David Charlton

How To Work With Team Units To Improve Culture In Teams 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 …

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Helping Leaders Recognise The Benefits Of Showing Vulnerability #BITESIZE

EP 178 Episode Cover Paula Eddy-Wilcox

Helping Leaders Recognise The Benefits Of Showing Vulnerability #BITESIZE

Paula Eddy-Wilcox

Paula Eddy-Wilcox is a well respected Leadership Coach, The Natural Leadership Coach and Founder of Game of Leadership, The Podcast for Curious Leaders. When supporting her clients, business leaders and executives, she looks to empower you to achieve the things that you want in life.  Paula helps her clients to go about reaching their goals in a way that really resonates with them. By pinpointing your purpose and transforming your mindset, you can then go on to unlock a deep reserve of energy, drive, and natural aptitude that feels authentic to you.

She is not just here to encourage you to imagine what’s possible. She is very tenacious and calm and enjoys working together with her clients to hammer out actionable, step-by-step plans for achieving your goals. 

This is a short episode where leadership is the topic that Paula Eddy Wilcox and I discuss, specifically looking at vulnerability in leaders, coaches or managers.  From a mental toughness angle this links with a number of the measures from Peter Cloughs 4Cs Model of Mental Toughness.  Namely, interpersonal confidence and being comfortable in yourself when you communicate to others, to emotional control where we can choose to or not, express our thoughts and emotions to other people.  As well as, risk orientation, where we can decide to stretch ourselves or remain comfortable and learning orientation, where we can look to learn from mistakes.  Enjoy tuning in!

Key Learning Points:

  • One way to explain whether you choose to show your vulnerable side or not is to focus on it from the lens of a P-I-E perspective, Performance, Image and Exposure.
  • With 10% performance, 30% image and 60% exposure accounting for this.  In terms of exposure, are you putting yourself out there and being vulnerable in a leadership role?
  • Be honest about how you are and how you show up.  Are you too comfortable in the way you go about things?
  • Mentors and coaches can help you get more comfortable with the uncomfortable.
  • A fixed mindset can prevent you from showing vulnerability.
  • There are links with showing vulnerability and psychological safety.

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Other Useful Podcast Episodes

Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

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

Ep123: Richard Dorney MBE – Supporting People: What Can You Learn About Resilience From The Military

Ep128: Paula Eddy-Wilcox – Can You Show Vulnerability and Be Mentally Tough? Yes!

Other Useful Resources

Blog – 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

Blog – 3 Tips to Deal with Bullying in Sport

Blog – How to Find Your Why 

Blog – Mental Health Guidance for Coaches When Supporting Athletes

Vlog – How mental toughness helps us understand psychological safety

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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. 

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    How to Create a Culture of High Performance in Professional Rugby Union

    EP 161 Episode Cover Paul Phillips

    How to Create a Culture of High Performance in Professional Rugby Union

    Paul Phillips | Founding Member, Board of Advisors: High-Performance Rugby Union | Coach Educator | Performance Rugby Consultant | Performance Coach Author.

    With more than 17-years experience working with players, coaches, clubs, regions and organisations – as a Performance Coach, Educator and Consultant. With purpose, to positively influence growth, in many forms, to achieve individual and team development, progress, and success.

    In episode #161 I chat with Author, Coach Educator and Performance Rugby Consultant, Paul Phillips.  We discuss his experiences of developing high performance cultures in professional rugby.  Paul also shares some research on tackling and how to overcome fears with helpful triggers as well as other fascinating insights.

    Key Learning Points:

    • In Rugby at the lower levels fear is very prominent.
    • Establishing values and behaviours that are coupled with a vision for the team and club is an essential part of culture development.
    • Why can’t we generate behaviours before thoughts and emotions?
    • James Clear’s two-minute rule in the book Atomic Habits is a good way to start to develop habitual behaviours.
    • The size of the opponent in rugby can be a big factor in activating fear.
    • Visual, kinaesthetic and auditory cues and triggers are helpful in dealing with fear when tackling.
    • Using metaphors such as images of animals or superhero’s is a helpful trigger for adults and children.
    • The development of positive relationships between players and coaches is a hallmark of high performing teams.
    • Extrinsic environments are rife largely down to the way messages are communicated from senior staff and coaches in clubs and organisations.
    • Too much focus on external factors results in lower emotional control.

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    To Listen to Rugby Orientated Podcast Episodes

    Ep039: John Fletcher – How to Develop Fearless Athletes

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

    Ep104: Seb De Chaves –  The Psychological Demands of Elite Professional Rugby

    Ep127: Paul Trainor – The Application of Mental Toughness Training in Elite Professional Rugby League

    EP147: Aaron Walsh – The Application of Mental Performance Coaching in Elite Professional Rugby

    Ep153: Rugby Psychology Compilation – 25 Ways You Can Improve Your Performance

    Helpful Rugby Orientated Resources

    Blog – Overthinking on the Rugby Pitch

    Blog – Are You A Rugby Player With Perfectionist Tendencies?

    Case Study – Supporting a Rugby Player to Overcome Self-Doubt

    Blog – Playing Rugby at Your Best Under Pressure

    Blog – 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

    Rugby Psychology | Mental Skills for Rugby Resources

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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 Prevent Burnout In Elite Professional Football To Maximise Performance

      EP 159 Episode Cover Dr. Andrew Shafik

      How To Prevent Burnout In Elite Professional Football To Maximise Performance

      Dr Andrew Shafik is a doctor working in football as Lead Academy Doctor at Millwall FC and a doctor at Chelsea FC. 

      He was educated at the University of Aberdeen where he graduated with a Medical degree and Sport & Exercise Science degree.  Andrew also pursued further studies achieving a distinction in an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Leeds where he was awarded the Sport & Exercise Medicine prize for 2020/2021.  He also holds a Diploma in MSK Medicine and is a Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

      Andrew has a special interest in football medicine and performance education with roles as Senior Editor and Podcast Lead at the FMPA and Assistant Secretary at the FA Medical Society.

      If you’ve got to the point where you’ve experienced physical, emotional and mental exhaustion you may have experienced burnout.  This can happen to people who are subjected to high levels of stress and pressure over a sustained period of time. In elite sport prolonged and intense involvement as an athlete, coach or support member can push you in this direction where your motivation and performance levels can naturally decline.  In addition, your psychological well-being and mental health can also be a cause for concern where you can lack enjoyment in what you do, become more irritable with others and have difficulty sleeping at night.

      In today’s episode Dr. Andrew Shafik, a club doctor at Millwall and Chelsea Football clubs goes on share some fascinating insights where we chat about what players, coaches and support staff, can go on to experience. We also share solutions to some of the challenges that people face.

      Key Learnings

      • Sports medicine side is connected with understanding injuries and illness.  As a doctor of performance medicine, Andrew seeks to work out how we can utilise our experiences of working within a multi-disciplinary team to maximise the performance and well-being of athletes, coaches or staff.
      • Sports psychologists can be very helpful in assisting medical staff to manage players to an optimal level during their rehabilitation and recovery.
      • Recent research tells us in the NHS, in healthcare settings, one in three practitioners at any one time often experience burnout due to the demands put on them.
      • Culture and the environment can play a huge part in burnout and the well-being of staff.
      • Your age, stage of career, gender, culture and relationships can impact your mental health.
      • Understanding your levels of mental toughness and other characteristics can be helpful from a self-awareness angle and ensure that you make smarter decisions.

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      Football Medicine and Performance Association Podcast with Steven Reid

      Burnout and well-being in football online event – 06 March 2023

      Relevant Podcast Episodes

      Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

      Ep066: Marilyn Okoro – Mental Health and Resilience: Lessons from an Olympic Medalist

      Ep113: Polly Brennan – The Relationship Between Mental Fitness, Mental Health and Mental Toughness

      Ep123: Richard Dorney MBE – Supporting People: What Can You Learn About Resilience From The Military

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

      Relevant Blogs

      Blog – Make Better Decisions to Help Your Sport Performance

      Blog – 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

      Blog – 3 Tips to Deal with Bullying in Sport

      Blog – Creating a Mentally Healthy Sporting Environment

      Blog – Life After Professional Sport and its Challenges

      IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE

      SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM

      Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

      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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