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Crossing the bridge from fun to focussed Dr Jay-Lee Nair

June 8th, 2021

In this article, I share insights into one of the most common cases I see in young athletes, and introduce key strategies I teach young golfer and their parents to turn things around and thrive when competing.   The Case: The transition from ‘just for fun’ to ‘more serious’ I see this transition occurring for […]

Tips for the Teen Golfer Transitioning into the Elite Ranks Dr Jay-Lee Nair

I wanted to share insights into the most common cases I see in young athletes, and introduce key strategies I teach young golfers and their parents to turn things around and thrive in the journey. This post is written for parents of Teen Athletes in particular, to be able to help support positive progress. I […]

Extending skills training beyond field, pitch and pool deck for student-athletes Dr Jay-Lee Nair

May 22nd, 2021

The international school raising the game in sport performance programs for student-athletes in Singapore At GEMS World Academy in Singapore, Danny Tauroa Director of Sport and Physical Education, is carving out a sport performance program that goes far beyond winning and losing. The former elite New Zealand rugby player and Singapore national coach is separating […]

A Whole New Game: How no fans in the stands affects top golfers Dr Jay-Lee Nair

March 13th, 2021

The absence of fans due to COVID-19 at major events is a new and fascinating phenomenon. In this article, I share insights into how it can help and hurt performance and the strategies that support top players to best adapt. In 2020, amidst the struggles the world has faced trying to contain the novel coronavirus, […]

Dr Jay-Lee Nair is in Perth for the July school holidays Dr Jay-Lee Nair

May 29th, 2019

Individual Consultations 11-15 July 2019. Mello House, State Building Perth. By appointment only. Dr Jay-Lee provides psychological skills training to youth and adult individuals looking to raise their standard of performance, and thrive under pressure with less stress and anxiety. More about Jay-Lee here. Make a booking with Jay-Lee now so you don’t miss her! […]

Don’t Crack Under Pressure: The psychology behind the phenomenon of choking Dr Jay-Lee Nair

July 19th, 2017

Choking under pressure is a phenomenon that every player has experienced but few are willing to explore their personal episodes of choking and analyse the causes of this adverse and costly reaction to perceived pressure. Most players would rather erase such experiences from their mind, and hope it never happens again. But recognising your patterns […]

The #1 Mental Skill you Need to Make it on Tour Dr Jay-Lee Nair

December 20th, 2016

As a psychologist to amateur and professional players, part of my day job involves walking the course analysing their habits and response patterns to situations during tournaments. Caddies would agree that you can see a lot as a quiet observer, the things that player’s themselves under-estimate as the real causes of a great day on […]

Why Your Child is Not Thriving and How to Turn it Around Dr Jay-Lee Nair

October 14th, 2016

Social research in Asia suggests that our kids are under more pressure than ever, and the negative consequences are very real. A recent prospectus study of Hong Kong schools anxiety revealed that 3 in 10 students in secondary school and 1 in 5 primary school aged children suffer from anxiety. One of the most underestimated […]

Building and Practicing Mental Toughness from a CrossFit Champion’s Perspective Dr Jay-Lee Nair

October 9th, 2016

To be a formidable competitor as a CrossFit athlete, dedicated physical preparation is a must, but mental preparation ensures you are truly ready to deal with the adversity that CrossFit delivers. For an in depth look into the practice of mental toughness in this extraordinary sport, I met up with 2015’s “Fittest in Singapore” (by […]

A Behind the Scenes Look at Mentally Preparing for the Olympics Dr Jay-Lee Nair

September 4th, 2016

The mental toughness training athletes undergo before reaching the Olympic stage is not typically well documented or understood. In this article, I will provide a behind the scenes look at the psychological preparation athletes go through before the biggest event in sport. For the past year, I have had the opportunity to work as the […]