Performance and Training. Those are the two povs. This year we get to enjoy the Summer Olympics. Were you ever curious about, for instance, athletes who race in the 100m sprint; they train all of 4 years just for a mere 10 second competition? Only to win by less than a second? If you had … Continue reading Mile 135: TWO things Coaches and Athletes should know about Sport Psychology povs
If there were two "elite" sport psych practitioners on either side of a competition, we all know that one team must lose right? Does that mean that the other sport psych guy didn't do his job? Coaches often would only deal with sport psychology coach if they feel it will help them win. Unfortunately they've … Continue reading Mile 134: What my goddaughter can teach us about working with mental training
When I taught my College course "Psychology of Sport" at Nyack College, one of my favorite sections was the 'Group and Team Dynamics' portion. Why? Because what sometimes they class didn't notice was that I was teaching them on something we were already experiencing together with our time together. This month is recognized in America … Continue reading Mile 133: FOUR principles found in every Black History story we’ve ever heard
"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words but to pour them all out, just as it is, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keeping what is worth keeping and then, with a breath of … Continue reading Mile 132: If you really get the analogy at the end, it could help you embrace the difficulties of pushing forward!
I'm getting right to the point with this one. The Core FOUR Sequence (C4S) mimics, in a simplistic way, the process that information takes when it is being processed through the brain. This process can help us understand anxiety and depression in a general way. I first heard of this procedural circuitry in the brain … Continue reading Mile 131: Here’s what you need to understand about the process that creates anxiety and depression
Part of being a great performer is knowing what not-performing feels like and getting to that place. Athletes tend to ruminate over their games and it becomes a hindrance for the thing that is most helpful for a better 'next' performance - sleep. Even without a performance to think about, most people even find it … Continue reading Mile 130: Part of performing is knowing how to rest. Check out this video of a partial sunrise from St Thomas!