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Linking Research to Practice… A brief reflection by the Mental Notes team Dr Andrea Furst

December 23rd, 2011

What are the common attributes that the team at Mental Notes sees in the athletes that succeed? We have mentioned several times the attributes and definition of mental toughness that are thrown around often in the relevant research literature.  While we acknowledge that there is still more to learn about the concept of mental toughness, […]

Do You Want to Be an Iconoclast? Dr Andrea Furst

June 15th, 2011

Do you want to be an iconoclast?  Do you know what an iconoclast is?  Do you want to do something that others say can’t be done?  Because if you do, you are an iconoclast or are at least aspiring to be iconoclastic. Iconoclast by Gregory Berns is a page-turning tour de force that (unintentionally) cheekily […]

If Better Is Possible Dr Andrea Furst

March 7th, 2011

Book Review: If Better Is Possible by John Buchanan Given that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is in full swing, it is quite fitting for a review of a book written by a successful World Cup cricket coach. John Buchanan’s book is a simple and matter-of-fact account of his years as the coach of […]

Are you Really Practicing your Psych Skills? Dr Andrea Furst

December 4th, 2010

One of the hardest aspects of sport psychology is actually ‘doing it’.. By this I mean, dedicating the time and energy to practicing the psychological skills that you have learnt working with your sport psychologist and coach. Mental Notes Consulting aims to provide athletes, coaches, and parents the resources to help make the integration of […]

Life After Sport… Dr Andrea Furst

December 1st, 2010

Josh Watson provides some valuable insights in his article – Life after Podium – in December’s edition of Inside Sport.  It is an interesting account of the trials and tribulations of life as an elite athlete.  In particular, he details the decline of his health and well-being post-swimming.  The area of life after sport and […]

Breath Control Works on Tour! Dr Andrea Furst

October 1st, 2010

Here’s an article about some of the work we do.. Andrew Dodt breathes life into Tour ambitions The Australian September 03, 2010 9:07AM TAKE a deep breath and allow Andrew Dodt to explain how something as simple as breathing turned him into a winner on the European PGA Tour. “It’s just controlling your emotions,” Dodt […]

Learn from Your Experiences… Dr Andrea Furst

August 21st, 2010

There are several Olympic champions roaming the island of Singapore during the Youth Olympic Games.  Here’s some advice from Russian pole vaulting legend, Yelena Isinbayeva, “Well, there are not only obstacles in sport, but also in life.  What I hope to do in Singapore is to give the young athletes the benefit of my personal […]

Spectacular Start to Youth Olympic Games! Dr Andrea Furst

August 15th, 2010

The Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games was energetic and fun!  A great way to start the inaugural Youth Olympics!  Several of the sailors from Singapore Sailing were involved in the torch relay as well as the Olympic flag raising.  Darren Choy did a marvellous job of being the last torchbearer.  See photos on […]