David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 4

David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin – Part 4

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. 

Being comfortable in your own skin as a teenager can be difficult.  It’s an age when you are physically and emotionally developing and rapidly on occasions.   You may find regulating your emotions tough, you can often be easily influenced by others, you are becoming more aware of other people’s thoughts and opinions.   This can be a lot to deal with at a time when you getting to know yourself and form your view of the world.

This episode is all about helping youngsters navigate some of these challenges so that they grow up to be more comfortable in their own skin.  It’s a solo episode designed for parents, coaches and teachers who have an interest in sport and supporting children where I share some practical tips and aim to challenge your thinking.

Key Learning Points:

  • What type of behaviours would you like your child or young athletes exhibit on the pitch, course or court?
  • Do your behaviours as a coach or a parent match the behaviours that you are looking to instil?
  • Does the way that you communicate promote a confident child?
  • As a parent or coach is your self-worth attached to your children or team’s successes or failures.
  • Reflecting on “controlling the controllables” is important as a parent and coach in aiding the development of a child with positive self-esteem. 

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Podcast Episode 066: Marilyn Okoro – Mental Health and Resilience: Lessons from an Olympic Medalist

Podcast Ep069: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 1

Podcast Ep073: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 2 

Podcast EP074: David Charlton – How can I make my Child Feel Confident

Podcast EP079: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 3

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

Click the button below to join The Sports Psychology Hub a Facebook group that David hosts to help ambitious athletes, serious sport coaches, sporting parents, sports psychologists and mental game coaches to support each other.



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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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