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“Eyes Up!” Dr Andrea Furst

May 18th, 2021

While running might be my ‘therapy’ I can certainly say that it also occasionally results in a wry smile as I pound the pavements and parks throughout the cities and towns I run through.  Traditionally I am a fan of cues to help the mind focus on helpful, productive aspects of endurance runs.  These days, […]

Take Charge of Your Mind Dr Andrea Furst

January 28th, 2021

Here are ten little mental notes that give you insight into the fundamental philosophies that we focus on in our work with people.   1  Treat your mind like a muscle Meaning: You can optimise the way your mind functions through learning about yourself and your mental approach. To make changes to the muscles in your body, […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 Dr Andrea Furst

May 24th, 2020

There’s nothing quite like leaving things to the last minute. The energy that’s created to ‘get it done’ is pretty addictive (those of you who know this feeling will be smiling now). It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In 2020 it takes place from 18-24 May. The theme is kindness. So, I am going to be […]

Supporting Champions Podcast: Andrea Furst on Change and Uncertainty Dr Andrea Furst

April 10th, 2020

Supporting Champions Podcast by Dr Steve Ingham Steve is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. Listen here.               Description from the podcast: In this episode I talk to Dr Andrea Furst, performance psychologist at Mental Notes. Andrea has had […]

Healthy Physical Distancing Dr Andrea Furst

March 31st, 2020

Let’s keep our minds healthy while in physical distancing.

Running Is My Therapy Dr Andrea Furst

February 27th, 2019

As part of the aim to write more regularly it makes sense that reading and sharing the good reads as well as the lessons with you more regularly fits into this category. Running is my therapy by Scott Douglas is one of several books I’ve read recently. I saw it on the shelf in the […]

It’s Individual… Dr Andrea Furst

October 8th, 2018

To kick off our refreshed new look, it was time to put some thoughts into a blog… I started my career with ambitions of filling my days working with elite athletes on an international stage. Now I do. This is not a “well done Andrea” moment – quite the contrary. It means more than ever […]

Emotions Are Good for Us! Dr Andrea Furst

November 20th, 2015

Spending about 55 hours on planes in September meant that I watched my fair share of movies and made my way through some insightful reads. Inside Out is one of the movies I sat through whilst eating meals on trays.  It’s an animation by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures that explores human emotions.  It follows five […]

I’m Hunting for the Ideal Athlete… Dr Andrea Furst

November 16th, 2015

We often get asked what sort of people make ideal clients, so here goes… You would contact me because you are wanting to optimise your mind’s contribution to your sports performance and make sure your training transfers to competition. We’ll work well together if you’re someone who wants to get better, who likes to challenge […]

Is There a Line? Ruthless perfectionism, fear, & high performance Dr Andrea Furst

October 1st, 2015

There are very few movies that truly dive into the depths of an elite performer’s mind.  Whiplash is one such movie. I watched it on the plane coming back from Australia in mid August…twice.  The acting captured me as did the way the characters depicted the ruthless perfectionism that is so frequently an ingredient associated with high […]