How To Use ACT and Mindfulness When You’ve Got Lots Of Time To Think #BITESIZE

How To Use ACT and Mindfulness When You’ve Got Lots Of Time To Think

ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness Dr James Hegarty has a wide range of experiences as a Clinical Psychologist and a long standing interest in Sports Psychology.  Throughout his career he has worked with sports people, from passionate amateurs through to professional athletes.  He was an early adopter of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training, and …

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How To Use ACT To Improve Your Coaching In Sport #BITESIZE

EP 235 Episode Cover Trevor Jones

How To Use ACT To Improve Your Coaching In Sport #BITESIZE Trevor Jones is a PGA Professional Golfer and mental performance coach who works with golfers on increasing their psychological flexibility, allowing them to better step up to the challenges of learning and performance. He has studied and practiced the psychological flexibility model, behaviour analysis …

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How To Manage Your Emotions To Improve Your Golf #BITESIZE

EP 167 Episode Cover Karl Morris

How To Manage Your Emotions To Improve Your Golf #BITESIZE

Karl Morris is not a Sports Psychologist but a PGA Golf Professional specialising in Performance Coaching.  Widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading performance coaches.  Karl delivers cutting edge methods of peak performance and goal achievement to a range of clients across sports and business.  From the world of professional golf, Karl has worked with multiple winners including 6 major winners Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood.  He has also supported top class amateur golfers, including numerous Walker Cup and Curtis Cup players.  As an author Karl has written several books including The Lost Art of Putting and The Lost Art of Playing Golf.

Karl Morris’ Books: Attention: The Secret To You Playing Great Golf, The Lost Art Of Playing Golf, The Lost Art Of Putting, Golf In The Zone

In today’s episode of Demystifying Mental Toughness we dip back into the archives and take a short bite from episode 13 where leading performance coach Karl Morris and I chat about emotional control an essential ingredient of Mental Toughness.  Karl goes on to share a very simple and effective strategy for those people who find it hard to let go of mistakes, stay calm and level headed. Or the golfer or athlete who gets too excited and finds they can think too far ahead when they’re performing well.  It’s a strategy for golfers however if you get creative this concept can be applied to any sport or setting.  Enjoy Tuning in! 

Key Learning Points

  • Play a round of golf and look to observe your behaviour.  
  • Make a note of your reactions to shots or how you you spend time between shots.
  • Why not use a mental scorecard to engage your competitive side by scoring your reactions on the course? Tick if you remained present or cross if you could have handled things better. 
  • If you train yourself to react well and you go on to swing it well, you start getting very close to playing to your full potential.
  • Good players get ahead of themselves, everyone does. However good players are quick at noticing when their mind is stuck in the past or when they get caught trying to predict the future. They are then quick to move on after recognising it. 

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To Listen to Relevant Podcast Episodes to Help You Lower Your Scores

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

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

Ep160: Brian Hemmings – Golf Psychology: What You Can Expect and Why It Can Help You

Blogs To Improve Your Golf

How to Play Great Golf Under Pressure

5 Tips to Help You Perform Fearlessly When You Compete

Do you try too hard on the golf course? 

For More Resources so You Can Shoot Lower Scores on The Golf Course

Golfers Mental Scorecard

Golf Psychology FAQs

Psychology of Golf Library

Podcasts to Help You Manage Your Emotions Better

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

Ep124: Dr Keagan Hadley – Long Term Injuries: How to Confront Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

EP136: Charlotte Potts – Overcoming Tough Times in Professional Women’s Football and Bouncing Back Stronger

Blogs to Help You Master Your Mind

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

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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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    Mindfulness and ACT in Sport: Helping Athletes Perform Better

    EP 137 Episode Cover David Charlton

    Mindfulness and ACT in Sport: Helping 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 effectively
    • Maintain positive mental health
    • Compete with confidence more often
    • Manage your emotions better
    • Improve your commitments levels

    David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

    He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations.

    In this short solo episode, I explain 5 reasons why you should look in more detail at the use of mindfulness and ACT in sport.  How and why this approach goes on to free up mental space in your mind to enable you to perform better.  I also summarise how Mindfulness and ACT can be used in harmony to develop a more mentally tough individual.

    5 Key Benefits of Mindfulness and ACT 

    1. This approach can help you become a more psychologically flexible person.
    2. It helps you gain a bigger picture perspective on life and sport, recognising that perfection does not exist and that mistakes, losses or negative experiences are inevitable.
    3. Mindfulness and ACT can help you trust your skills more.
    4. The methods help to decrease your levels of stress.
    5. Mindfulness and ACT can safeguard you against being bullied.

    Connect with David Charlton

    Sign Up to Conversations with Kids

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    Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

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    Relevant Podcast Episodes

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

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

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

    Ep124: Dr Keagan Hadley – Long Term Injuries: How to Confront Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

    EP136: Charlotte Potts – Overcoming Tough Times in Professional Women’s Football and Bouncing Back Stronger

    Other Relevant Blogs and Resources

    Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

    Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

    How to Overcome Mental Challenges When Rock Climbing 

    How to Play Great Golf Under Pressure

    5 Tips to Help You Perform Fearlessly When You Compete

    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

    Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

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      Long Term Injuries: How to Confront Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

      EP 124 Episode Cover Keagen Hadley

      Long Term Injuries: How to Confront Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

      Keagan Hadley

      Keagen Hadley is a doctor of occupational therapy specializing in using psychological treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with his patients. As a patient and therapist, he has a deep understanding of the interventions and knows how emotional stress can interfere with rehabilitation, daily activities, and overall quality of life.

      As an athlete, he tore both ACLs playing college and semi-professional football. This experience made him acutely aware of the struggles associated psychologically post-ACL injury and how to overcome them with positive results.

      He is passionate about mental health, sports, joint-centric training and rehabilitation, financial literacy, nutrition, and entrepreneurship.

      Today’s podcast episode looks at long-term serious injuries, the psychological impact and helpful strategies to help you manage your mental health during the rehabilitation process and afterwards.  My guest, doctor of occupational therapy, Keagen Hadley has recently released a book called Torn: Overcoming the Psychological Challenges Post-ACL Injury which we go on to discuss too.  

      Keagen shares his backstory, the motivation behind writing his book, his definition of mental toughness when faced with a long term serious injury, like an ACL.  We also chat about Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a potentially helpful solution and much more. 

      Key Learning Points:

      • Keagen didn’t intend to write a book initially however he found it became a cathartic process helping him process his thoughts and emotions.
      • He personally had two long term ACL injuries which occurred whilst playing American Football, as well as experiencing battles with depression and anxiety.
      • Being part of the group was difficult for Keagen when he was injured.
      • His identity of who he was shifted hugely.
      • Mental toughness in this context is about learning to face and sit with difficult thoughts and emotions.
      • Seeking support and discussing your problems is important to process the emotions.
      • Acceptance Commitment Therapy helped Keagen greatly during the difficult times and is something he advocates in his work with athletes too.

      Connect with Keagen Hadley

      LinkedIn

      Website 

      BOOK: Torn Overcoming Psychological Challenges Post ACL 

      Connect with David Charlton

      Download THE FOCUSED ATHLETE CHECKLIST

      Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

      Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

      To Listen to the Full Podcast Episodes

      Ep011: Dave Algeo – Mental Toughness, Mental Health and High Performance

      Ep018: Kieron Brady – From Professional Football to Alcoholism Consultant

      Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

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

      Ep124: Richard Dorney MBE – Supporting People: What Can You Learn About Resilience From The Military

      Other Useful Resources linked to Mental Health

      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 – How to Find Your Why 

      Blog – Mental Health Guidance for Coaches When Supporting Athletes

      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

      Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

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        How to Deal with Overthinking on the Golf Course

        the demystifying mental toughness episode 99 by david charlton with Trevor Jones

        How to Deal with Overthinking on the Golf Course Trevor Jones is a PGA Professional Golfer and mental performance coach who works with golfers on increasing their psychological flexibility, allowing them to better step up to the challenges of learning and performance.  He has studied and practiced the psychological flexibility model, behaviour analysis and relational

        ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

        ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness Dr James Hegarty has a wide range of experiences as a Clinical Psychologist and a long standing interest in Sports Psychology.  Throughout his career he has worked with sports people, from passionate amateurs through to professional athletes.  He was an early adopter of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training, and