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Slow Down to go Faster: Drink less, watch less television, and nap more Dr Andrea Furst

May 6th, 2014

Drive.  Push.  Get over it.  Move on.  Mobilise.  Action.  Strive. These words and phrases are all associated with high achievement and success… They are inextricably linked with descriptions of the mindset required to get ahead in your golf game as well as your life.  They are uplifting and energizing.  They are the opposite of other […]

What Will You Learn? Psychological skills, strategies, and characteristics targeted when working with a sport and performance psychologist at Mental Notes Dr Andrea Furst

March 6th, 2014

What do we do? One thing we do is we teach psychological skills and strategies to assist and optimise people’s performance.  This skills and strategies help to build psychological characteristics associated with success, health, and happiness! When each of the psychologists was asked to put a list together of the ‘top ten skills they most […]

How Can I Stay Focused During Competition? Dr Andrea Furst

December 15th, 2013

Maintaining focus during a competition can be assisted by having a clear competition plan. For example, a competition plan for a triathlete may involve the desired behaviours and thoughts during the morning of the race as well as at different parts of the race, including how you want to race the course. Competition plans provide […]

Motivation Matters Dr Andrea Furst

September 10th, 2013

When it is cold and wet outside it makes for challenging times if you are training in the off-season in preparation for the summer competitions. The ability to stay motivated about training despite the weather can be assisted by a variety of strategies. However, before we even get into the strategies there has to be […]

A Genius Worth Celebrating Dr Andrea Furst

August 19th, 2013

A review of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson Despite receiving the hard copy of this book in 2011, the year that Steve Jobs passed away, I have only recently finished reading it.  Due to travel I reverted to the iPad version and left the rather large hardcover edition at home. So as […]

Five Tips for Consistent Golf Performance Dr Andrea Furst

May 11th, 2013

It’s Allowed… Dr Andrea Furst

March 14th, 2013

Let’s get one thing straight I am passionate about sport, so I have no hesitation in declaring upfront that this little diatribe as a passion piece written by a professional who spends her life working with and for the sports industry. I want the sports industry in Australia to stick around and I want Australia […]

One More Ball Over… Dr Andrea Furst

September 10th, 2012

There is nothing quite like attending a major sporting event, but when it is your favourite sport, it’s bliss! I recently spent some time at the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships and there were a couple of consistent behaviour patterns that were observed while thoroughly enjoying a New York summer’s day. My observations are far […]

Lessons for Life in Utopia! Dr Andrea Furst

July 21st, 2012

Seven Days in Utopia by David L. Cook is a book written about golf for all levels of golfer however there is no doubt that sportsmen and women from a variety of sports and ability levels would appreciate some of the key messages of the book. It is a fictitious story of a professional golfer […]

There’s a lot to Life! Dr Andrea Furst

March 20th, 2012

Given we are deep into Olympic selection for many sports, it is an appropriate time to consider the opportunities that life offers outside of sport, to develop perspective but also to help sport performance. I have just finished reading Rafael Nadal’s book, Rafa: My Story, and I cannot stop talking about many of the valuable […]