Rehabilitation And Returning To Sport: How To Support Injured Athletes

Rehabilitation And Returning To Sport: How To Support Injured Athletes Dr Carl Bescoby is an injury psychologist working at the intersection of injury, health, wellbeing, and performance. Carl works with injured athletes & performers through one-to-one consultancy and provides group workshops/psychoeducation to help cultivate a greater awareness of the psychosocial components of injury and rehabilitation …

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Mental Health: How To Overcome Executive Loneliness

Mental Health How To Overcome Executive Loneliness

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

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

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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Peak Performance: Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep #BITESIZE

Peak Performance Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep

Peak Performance: Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep #BITESIZE

Nick Littlehales

Nick is recognised as the world’s first and leading Elite Sport Sleep Coach, probably the world’s first Sleep Coach and regarded as a leading human recovery innovator. He has over 35 years’ experience within the sleep and sleeping product industry and over 24 years dedicated to elite sport. His unique, passionate, and proven approach, is endorsed by leading sport science professionals, managers, coaches, organisations in sport and now business, health, and education worldwide.

  • International Elite Sport Sleep Coach Since 1998
  • Founder of the Game Changing R90-T Sleep RecoveryTechnique
  • Author #1 Best Seller SLEEP published in 14 languages worldwide
  • Accomplished Media Commentator Presenter Keynote Speaker

Rest and recovery is hugely important for us all, especially highly motivated and driven people.  In this bitesized episode, I chat with Nick Littlehales, a Sleep Coach to many elite sports performers.  Nick and I discuss sleep trackers and the upside to using them.  He also talks about orthosomnia, which describes individuals who become overly concerned or obsessed with tracking their sleep, resulting in heightened anxiety towards their sleeping patterns.

Key Learning Points:

  • Orthosomnia refers to a situation where people rely heavily on sleep tracking technology and aim to achieve perfect sleep.
  • This can lead to stress and anxiety, similar to the athlete who tracks too complex or unhelpful data when they perform.
  • Maintaining a balanced approach to sleep tracking is essential.

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Book – Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps…and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind

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To Listen to Football or Soccer Podcast Episodes

Ep015: Nick Grantham – Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

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

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

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

Ep138: Nick Littlehales – Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

Other Helpful Resources

Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

Blog: Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

Blog: Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

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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.  

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    How To Help Enhance The Psychological Wellbeing Of Children In Sport #BITESIZE

    How To Help Enhance The Psychological Wellbeing Of Children In Sport

    How To Help Enhance The Psychological Wellbeing Of Children In Sport #BITESIZE

    Camilla Knight

    Camilla Knight is an associate professor in sports psychology at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom, and she is an expert in youth sport. One of her key research interests is in understanding the role that parents play in the lives of their young athletes.

    Camilla completed her BSc and MSc at Loughborough University, and her PhD at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is also the lead of the Welsh Research Advisory and Evaluation group for the Child Protection in Sport Unit, a member of the Welsh Safeguarding in Sport Strategy group, and the Youth Sport lead for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science.

    In today’s episode, I share a short yet very important extract from episode 122, where Professor Camilla Knight chats to me about the wellbeing of sporting children, communication between children and parents, parental stressors, as well as touching on self-care as a parent.

    Key Learning Points

    • The sporting environment will naturally shape the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of children.
    • Understanding what your child’s typical behaviours are, is really important to be aware of, as you can then start to notice when their behaviours start to change.
    • Regular conversations with children are key, understanding your child as an individual whilst not getting drawn into comparing them to others.
    • An exclusive athletic identity too early for children can be detrimental.
    • Parents have to deal with their own time and financial stressors which isn’t easy for some.
    • It’s vital to recognise that the parent-child relationship is a relationship and that it is bi-directional.

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    Podcast episodes related to the youth sport experience

    Ep049: James Maurice – How Does Sport Psychology in Elite Football Academies Help 

    Ep082: David Charlton – Supporting Children in Sport with Positive Feedback

    Ep122: Prof Camilla Knight – Helping Your Children Get The Most From Their Sporting Experiences

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

    Ep141: David Charlton – How to Help a Child Who Wants to Quit Sport

    Blogs and case studies to support kids in sport

    Blog 3 Tips to Help Children Enjoy Their Sport

    Blog: Pre Match Tips for Parents

    Blog: How does Counselling work in Professional Sport?

    Blog: 5 Reasons Why Being Released from a Football Academy is Difficult

    Case Study: How to Cope with Performance Anxiety in Gymnastics

    Case Study: Supporting a Young Footballer to Overcome His Fears

    Further resources for parents

    Sports Psychology Resources for Youth Sport (Blogs, Podcasts, Video’s)

    Sport Psychology for Children and Parents

    Child and Youth Motivation for Sport Quiz

    Parent Motivation for Sport Quiz

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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.  

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      How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive #BITESIZE

      How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive

      How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive #BITESIZE

      Demystifying Mental Toughness Steve Judge 3

      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.

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      Connect with Steve Judge

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      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

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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

        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

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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]

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