Rehabilitation And Returning To Sport: How To Support Injured Athletes

EP 205 Episode Cover Dr. Carl Bescoby

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

EP 176 Episode Cover Camilla Knight

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

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 Navigate Youth Sports So That Children Enjoy The Experience More

    EP 168 Episode Cover Andrew Simpson

    Parental Support: How To Navigate Youth Sports So That Children Enjoy The Experience More

    Andrew Simpson is on a quest to help transform the youth sports industry by equipping student-athletes, parents, and coaches with tools for developing the right mindset. He integrates these mindset hacks into the hands-on coaching and training that happens in his two Maryland-based gyms.

    With a passion to help student-athletes harness the power of their mindset so they can master the thought game and manage their emotions in life and sports–he has helpful insights and relatable success stories that benefit listeners of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast.

    In addition to the insights he shares, Andrew has just released his second book, ATHLETE! I’m Talking To You! 7 Mindset Hacks to Dominate in Sports and Life, which addresses athletes directly by offering real-life stories and action steps that have helped high school and college athletes alike. His first book, The Youth Truth: Coaching and Parenting in Today’s Crazy Youth Sports World, speaks to coaches and parents.

    Today’s guest, trainer, coach and author Andrew Simpson and I chat about the youth sport experience today for kids, parents and coaches.  We discuss pressures on kids, coaching and parental pressures and stressors.  We also look at parents who also coach and the difficulties involved in that role, in particular.  Common mindset traps kids fall into are also part of the conversation including the perfectionist kid who has high and unrealistic expectations of themselves and others, social comparisons and kids who carry their sporting identity so that it impacts their self-esteem.  Parents, and coaches in youth sport and teachers may find this episode helpful.

    Key Learning Points

    • Two big pressures that a lot of kids put on themselves in sports include trying to please others (coach and parents) through their performances.
    • Between 9 and 11 years old children go from focusing on the task at hand to being more aware of others and their thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
    • It is easy as a coach to lose sight of why you coach.
    • Showing kindness and compassion as a coach and parent is a helpful way to help children regulate their emotions.
    • For parents who also coach their children setting boundaries of when you’re a coach and a parent is vital.
    • Children can find it difficult to regulate their emotions in sport due to performance demands.
    • Parents can consider themselves as role models whilst standing on the sidelines.  If they get animated their children may follow suit.
    • Bribery when parenting is unhelpful in trying to promote intrinsic motivation.
    • Sports are what you do and are not who you are.

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    Relevant Podcast Episodes

    Ep154: David Charlton – How Do I Go About Controlling The Controllables To Help My Sport Performance?

    Ep145: David Charlton – How Can I Help My Children Who Suffer With Nerves Before They Compete?

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

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

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

    Relevant Blogs

    Blog: Helping a Critical Child When You’re a Parent

    Blog: How to Help Children Overcome Fear of Failure

    Blog: How to Support an Angry Young Athlete

    Blog: How to Help Kids Overcome Performance Anxiety

    Blog: 9 Tips for Children from Olympians

    Relevant Resources

    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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    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

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      How Your Money Mindset Influences Your Behaviour

      EP 143 Episode Cover Lesley Thomas

      How Your Money Mindset Influences Your Behaviour

      How Your Money Mindset Influences Your Behaviour

      Lesley Thomas is the founder of The Money Confidence Academy and host of the Let’s Talk Money and more’ Podcast. Lesley works with service based business owners and entrepreneurs, to help them improve their relationship and confidence about money. The more, we own our Money Story, the more we inspire and empower those around us.  The more we defy the belief that money is not for us and talk about it from a place of confidence, the bigger the wave of change.

      Having already created a very successful family business over 16 years ago, she understands the intricacies and financial responsibilities involved in owning your own business. With a considerable corporate background in sales, creative marketing and mentoring, across global joint ventures, Lesley developed a keen interest in the power of building strong relationships and synergies, resulting in an impressive portfolio of over achieving on targets. Although Lesley is an advocator for practical business principles, she also believes that in order to lead a lucrative business, you have to create a brand that sets you apart.

      An ex-pat from Wales, when Lesley in not working on creating powerful money make-overs for her clients, she can be found at her home in Wiltshire – with her amazingly supportive husband and two sons, or treading the boards in her local village hall, microphone in hand, or accompanying her family to the Alpine mountains, to indulge in their favourite outdoor pursuits .

      In today’s episode I chat with the author and the founder of The Money Confidence Academy, Lesley Thomas, where we discuss a subject some people are uncomfortable discussing “money”.  Lesley shares valuable insights into our money mindset and how money can impact our self-worth.  For psychology practitioners or business professionals we chat about pricing your services and conversations that come with this.   We also highlight the relationship between your mental toughness and money.

      Key Learning Points:

      • A confident relationship with money starts with having a confident relationship with yourself.
      • Our relationship with money starts around the age of 7 years old, based on what we hear our parents say about money.
      • We often connect our relationship with money with our self-worth.
      • When setting goals pure financial goals are not particularly motivating for a lot of people as they don’t create an emotional connection.
      • See money as an enabler.
      • Social comparison is harmful.
      • When pricing your services consider the results that you are bringing for your clients.

      Connect with Lesley Thomas:

      LinkedIn

      Website – The Money Confidence Academy

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      Useful Podcast Episodes

      Ep121: Doug Strycharczyk and Dr John Perry – What Is New? Developments in Mental Toughness Research and Practice

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

      Ep132: Kevin Stansfield – How Lessons from Golf can help with Game of Business

      Ep133: Christina Flach – Why Mental Toughness is Important: Lessons from Sport, Business and Loss

      Ep139: Steve Beharall – Steve Beharall’s Journey from Football Coach to CEO

      Other Useful Resources

      Blog – How to Find Your Why 

      Blog – 5 Reasons team captains should work with a Sports Psychologist

      Blog – Mental Toughness is a Hugely Valuable Trait

      Blog – 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

      Blog – Mental Health Guidance for Coaches When Supporting Athletes

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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. 

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      E: [email protected]

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        Is Striving For Perfection A Good Thing In Gymnastics?

        EP 142 Episode Cover Alessia Bruno

        Is Striving For Perfection A Good Thing In Gymnastics?

        Dr. Alessia Bruno is a Clinical and Sports Psychologist, Mental and Performance Trainer specialising in Brainspotting and EMDR. She lectures at National Sport congresses and holds courses accredited by the Ministry of Health.  She helps athletes and performing artists to overcome blocks, choking, slumps, yips, trauma and works with expansion to take people and their potential beyond to where it was before the issue.

        Alessia Bruno

        Clinical and Sports Psychologist – Dr. Alessia Bruno

        In episode 142 of Demystifying Mental Toughness, Dr. Alessia Bruno and David discuss perfectionism in gymnastics as well as across other sports and walks of life.  We go on to look at healthy perfectionism, as well as the downsides to the trait where we share some advice for gymnasts, athletes in general, coaches and parents.

        Key Learning Points

        • Gymnasts are judged on their performances which can go on to impact their self-esteem.
        • The intensity of their lives can mean some gymnasts run the risk of burnout.
        • Characteristics of rigidity and control can lead people to be more vulnerable to other people’s judgments.
        • Perfectionist traits can suck the fun out of sport.
        • Social approval can be a big problem for some athletes where they spend a lot of time worrying about what others think.
        • Striving for perfection can lead to excessive self-criticism.

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        Relevant Podcast Episodes

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

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

        Ep129: David Charlton – How to Deal with Self-Criticism using Self Compassion – PT1

        Ep130 David Charlton – How to Deal with Self-Criticism using Self Compassion – PT2

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

        Other Relevant Blogs and Resources

        Blog: How to Stay Relaxed as a Gymnast When the Pressure is On

        Blog: How to Overcome Psychological Blocks in Gymnastics

        Blog: Body Image in Sport

        Blog: Bullying -The Dark Side of Sport

        Gymnastics Psychology Library

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        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]

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