How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive #BITESIZE

How To Bounce Back From Trauma To Thrive #BITESIZE

Demystifying Mental Toughness Steve Judge 3

From Wheelchair to World Champion

Steve Judge’s uplifting, yet poignant, journey will inspire you to achieve your own journey of excellence.  Sharing his unique story, with takeaways, he’ll explain the many times he picked himself up after being knocked down both physically and mentally. Going from wheelchair to world champion and onwards to successful professional speaker, author and coach.

Steve Judge’s Book – Don’t Lean On Your Excuses: A World Champion’s Courageous Story That Inspires Living With No Regrets

Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience or event that can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope and potentially cause lasting psychological, emotional and physical effects.  In this bitesize episode, my guest, author and motivational speaker Steve Judge tells me about his inspiring journey.

In 2002, Steve was involved in a car crash near Sheffield, crushing both of his legs and very nearly losing his life.  The episode highlights how Steve learned to walk again, he also shares some advice on how he picked himself up from rock bottom.

Enjoy tuning in!

Key Learnings

  • Steve highlights how setting short term goals helped him.
  • Benchmarking and measuring his progress he found beneficial.
  • Being kind to yourself during tough times is important.
  • Social support is essential when we suffer difficulties.

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep002: Steve Judge –  How to Deal with Adversity

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Ep158: Dr Paul Gorczynski – How to Develop and Implement Mental Health Literacy Strategies

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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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