Author: Dr. J

Dr. J is a sport and performance psychology consultant/coach, therapist and author. Learn more at http://www.getyourmindright.us/.

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Sport Psychology: It might not be what you think it is…

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Many people that I talk to about mental skills training think that sport and performance psychology is only used to fix something that is broken. Perhaps …

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What is mental toughness?

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Mental toughness is the ability to persevere when things become difficult. It is a requirement for high performance in sport. Regardless of age, sport and level …

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Parenting Athletes for High Performance Course

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PARENTING ATHLETES ONLINE TRAINING Based on a combination of best practices in child development & parenting, in combination with sport and performance psychology principles, this course will teach …

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Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

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Unpleasant sensations during performance (pain, being winded, tiredness, etc.) spark negative thinking, which degrades performance, and increases the feelings that the system is being overtaxed. When …

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Momentum… the dark arts, or within our control?

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Momentum is NOT an unseen force in the universe which needs to be embraced when it arrives, mourned when it leaves, or chased like a gas …

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Pink Elephants

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Athletes tell me what they want to stop, or what they DON’T want to do to perform better. The old don’t think of a pink elephant …

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How the Spartan Trail Race handed me my A** and what it taught me about sport and performance psychology

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As someone who trains sport and performance mental skills, I encourage people to seek out situations which will kick their ass. We tend to approach things …

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When I become the coach (a note for the parents)

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In The Double Goal Coach (p. 183), Jim Thompson gives some great advice. He says: What if you know more about the game than your child’s …

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What is performance?

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In the book, Expert Approaches to Sport Psychology, Dr. Keith Henschen defines performance as: The on-demand demonstration of learned skills and abilities. It is a combination …

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Sabretoothed tigers and the downward spiral in athletic performance

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At one point in human history, before condos and subdivisions, our ancestors had to be careful when they stuck their head out of their dwelling, because …