Thrive, Don’t Just Survive 2021

Thrive, Don’t Just Survive 2021

Dr John Perry is Head of Psychology at Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. For several years John has been a core member of the AQR International team which has continued the development of the mental toughness concept and has been central to the work carried out establishing the reliability of the concept. John has published many papers on Mental Toughness often in collaboration with Peter Clough and Kostas Papageorgiou.

John has also led the exploration of specific aspects of Mental Toughness and a variety of applications – including new insights into understanding stress management all of which have direct implication for practitioners.

Today we talk about an extremely important topic, dealing with stress so that we don’t simply survive but move forwards more positively.  I’m joined by Dr John Perry who has led the exploration of specific aspects of Mental Toughness and a variety of applications – including new insights into understanding stress management all of which have direct implication for practitioners.

Key Takeaways:

  • Motivation is a complex phenomenon.
  • How people respond to pressure situations.
  • Sport teaches you that failure and disappointment is a consistency in life.
  • Developing your skills through reflection and self-awareness can improve your mental toughness.
  • Counselling skills are important to help people who struggle to learn from their mistakes and don’t enjoy reflecting.
  • When we’re in a flow state or are present minded it’s a feeling.  It’s a skill transitioning from a cognitive to affective state.
  • People performing at the very top of their fields are able to access affective states more easily.

 

Connect with Dr John Perry:

Twitter: @johnperry81

Email: [email protected]

 

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Useful Resources

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Other Useful Podcast Episodes

Doug Strycharczyk: The Importance of Mental Toughness

David Charlton: How the Mentally Tough Deal with Lockdown

Professor Peter Clough: Why is Mental Toughness Important

David Charlton: How Can I Be Grateful For The Little Things

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David Charlton

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