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Concentration – The Executive Mental Skill

Concentration can be referred to as the Executive Mental Training Skill because to some degree it controls all of the other mental training skills (Karageorghis & Terry, 2011). Effective concentration allows athletes to apply appropriate attention to internal and external stimuli in the performance domain (Perry, 2005). When concentration is interrupted, our attention for an […]

Thanksgiving: Connecting & Reminiscing with my Mentor and Friend

As Thanksgiving is here I wanted to post a personal story about being thankful: Last month I was able to connect with a very important person who opened my eyes to the possibility of a career in the Sport Psychology. This was the first time we had seen each other since 2005, as I moved […]

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Quieting the Inner Critic – Transforming Negative Self-Talk

How we talk to ourselves affects our performance – we all talk to ourselves, whether we realize it or not. Successful performers know how to use self-talk to help them enter their optimal zone of performance. If we understand self-talk and how it affects performance, we can use it to meet our goals. The more […]