How Boxing Can Help You Build Up Your Levels Of Resilience

EP 203 Episode Cover Jack Sunderland

How Boxing Can Help You Build Up Your Levels Of Resilience Jack Sunderland is an ex-professional boxer and now a trainer, coach and social enterprise founder.  He founded the organisation, the Training Cave due to his passion for helping others see positive change.  Jack’s passion comes from his youth and the lessons that he learned …

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Leadership: How To Mentally Prepare Yourself For Public Speaking

EP 199 Episode Cover Audrie Woodhouse

Leadership: How To Mentally Prepare Yourself For Public Speaking Audrie is a speaking consultant, coach, actress, speaker and founder of her international business, Honestly Speaking. In a career spanning more than thirty years in business, media, theatre, film and television, credits include BBC TV and Radio, ITV, Channel 4 and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She …

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Working With Your Subconscious Mind To Achieve Better Results

EP 172 Episode Cover Brandon Epstein

Working With Your Subconscious Mind To Achieve Better Results

Brandon Epstein

Brandon Epstein is an entrepreneur and mental performance coach who has empowered thousands of clients throughout the world for nearly two decades with his work in the wellness and performance space. A former college football player, Brandon has cultivated a wellness community with more than one million members. He coaches professional athletes, business owners, and other elite performers in feeling and being their best every day.

Check out Brandon’s Free 7 Day Mental Reset  https://www.theowned.industries/7dayreset

In today’s episode we look at working with the subconscious mind to improve self-awareness, overcome self-doubt and reduce your chances of choking when performing.  My guest, Mental Performance Coach, Brandon Epstein shares his wisdom and gives you some ideas and strategies to keep moving forwards.

Key Learning Points:

  • Our subconscious mind can be programmed to help us win or lose.
  • A lot of people are unconsciously incompetent, they lack self-awareness and don’t live in the present moment.
  • Self-awareness is crucial to be able to grow and overcome performance plateaus.
  • Start by asking yourself the question – how does my emotional experience start?
  • A lot of athletes crave the feeling of confidence when they perform – it is possible to experience this when working with the subconscious.
  • Self-hypnosis can help you reprogram patterns of behaviour that you repeat.
  • Understanding your limiting beliefs and changing them is a helpful approach.
  • By being proactive and using psychological skills training you can give yourself a better chance of thriving under pressure.

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep013: Karl Morris – How to stay present like a major champion

Ep012: Alessia Bruno – The Yips, Crashes, Trauma in Sport there is hope for Athletes

Ep 081: Stuart Wade – Mental Toughness in Combat Sports

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

Ep156: Ruth Chiles – There is Hope: How to Overcome Focal Dystonia

Relevant blogs

Blog: Mental Preparation for Combat Sports

Blog: Would You Like A Secret Weapon in Your Armoury?

Blog: Do you try too hard on the golf course?

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

Blog: My Child Can’t Find “The Zone”

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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.  

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 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.

    Connect with David Lindsay

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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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    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 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

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      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

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        How to Find a Flow State to Improve Your Performance

        EP 162 Episode Cover Sun Sachs & Ed Gibbins

        How to Find a Flow State to Improve Your Performance

        Sun Bio (Founder and CEO)

        Sun Sachs is the founder and CEO of Rewire Fitness, the first mental fitness platform that helps athletes reach their full potential and avoid burnout by providing tools that improve mindset, readiness and resilience. He is also a 20 year veteran in software development and a life-long endurance athlete for the past 35+ years in competitive cycling, triathlon and adventure races. 

        Ed Gibbins (Co-Founder and CPO)

        Ed Gibbins is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Rewire Fitness, a mental fitness platform for athletes which has been backed by Under Armour, Techstars and numerous professional athletes. Ed is also a Sports Science Alumnus of Loughborough University and has been a lifelong athlete.

        Today in episode #162 of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast I chat with Sun Sachs and Ed Gibbins, owners of Rewire Fitness about flow states.  When you have a sense of control, are at peace, have a quiet mind and an inner calmness about you.  We discuss the characteristics and importance of flow states, as well as touching on how you can find “flow.”

        Key Learning Points:

        • Understanding self-care can help perfectionist athletes.
        • The perfectionist can be relentless in their pursuit of excellence impacting negatively on their relationships and other areas of their life.
        • Taking yourself and situations too seriously can be a trap perfectionists fall into.
        • A flow state is where your mind is calm, your awareness is increased and you make quick smart decisions.
        • When you are in flow you aren’t thinking about the past or future, it is the here and now.
        • A quality of flow is a loss of self-consciousness and a task only focus.
        • Visualisation, Mindfulness and Sports Hypnosis are great ways to get into the Flow.
        • What is your “flow trigger?” If you haven’t got one, create one!

        Connect with Sun Sachs and Ed Gibbins @ Rewire Fitness

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        To Listen to Flow State Related Podcast Episodes

        Ep002: Steve Judge –  How to Deal with Adversity

        Ep007: Toby Flood – How Elite Athletes Mentally Prepare

        Ep063: David Charlton – 7 Reasons Why Golfers Should Visualise

        Ep 081: Stuart Wade – Mental Toughness in Combat Sports

        Ep099: Trevor Jones – How to Deal with Overthinking on the Golf Course

        Blogs to read to induce a Flow State

        3 Ways to use Visualisation so that You are Mentally Prepared to Win

        How to Quieten the Mind when Fighting

        My Child Can’t Find “The Zone”

        Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

        Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

        3 Great conversations to have with your kids that relate with flow states

        Conversations with Kids – Relax and Unwind

        Conversations with Kids – Gratitude 1

        Conversations with Kids – Gratitude 2

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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]