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The Australian International School gets into the Zone with Mental Notes Mental Notes

December 13th, 2016

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) at the Australian International School (AIS) is one-of-a-kind in Singapore schools, offering student-athletes the opportunity to train and be coached on a path to university scholarships and elite level sport. This semester, the ADP students added a new form of training to their repertoire, making further strides through sport psychology […]

Sleep: Your Secret Weapon Mental Notes

May 19th, 2016

Want to gain an extra edge over your competitors?  Want to perform better?  Then you need to get more sleep! Sleep is a powerful and often underestimated tool that can lead to noticeable changes in performance. Unfortunately, as a society we value not sleeping and celebrate those who can do a lot of work on […]

The ‘A Game’ Performance Mindset Guide Mental Notes

April 22nd, 2016

What is it? ‘A Game’ performance mindset is the state of mind you have when you perform at your best. Terms that you may have heard referring to this mindset include ‘bubble’, ‘zone’, ‘ideal performance state’, or even ‘flow’. It’s a set of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that promote you to consistently compete at your […]

The Path to Greatness Mental Notes

March 27th, 2016

Many golfers have an incredible ability to analyse situations, but many use their analytic skills for evil rather than good. I see this phenomenon over and over again with golfers who come to see me. When they have performed below their potential and shot a high score they can tell me in excruciating detail, shot […]

Overcoming Mental Blocks Mental Notes

January 28th, 2016

Mental blocks are a phenomenon that happen when a performer appears to go blank and forget movements that they have consistently trained and mastered and should know how to complete.  The performer can appear to freeze or may instinctively change the movement they were planning to do.  Performers experiencing a mental block will often state […]

A Jockey’s Mindset Mental Notes

January 27th, 2016

All sport is a delicate balance of demands that require effort to overcome, and resources, tools that can be used to overcome demands. Horse racing is no different. Jockeys have to stay focused, be fit and strong, make weight, see opportunities, make decisions under pressure and keep trainers and owners happy. This requires perfect physical […]

The ‘Big Moment’ Mindset Mental Notes

October 1st, 2015

It’s grand final week here in Australia, a great opportunity to see if the best performers throughout the year can complete one last performance in what is an environment unlike anything else they have experienced during the regular season. There are no more second chances and no additional opportunities to redeem themselves the following week. Everyone […]

Keep a Training Diary to Build Self-Confidence Mental Notes

September 30th, 2015

We spend most of our time working with individuals and teams and we’ve learnt that keeping a training diary is a sure way to build self-confidence. Our team developed a training diary to assist with improving the quality of training and competitive performances. The Mental Notes Training Diary is an essential tool for anyone who […]

Is Your Brain Healthy? Mental Notes

July 12th, 2015

There is so much information about how to keep your body healthy, including fad diets, exercise trends, and the like. It is quite normal and acceptable, and even admired to follow these trends with the idea of looking after your body. What about your brain? There is an increasing awareness about mental health issues but […]

A Future Without Chronic Pain Mental Notes

June 11th, 2015

Chronic pain is a complex condition that requires a holistic treatment approach.  As psychologists who specialise in sport and performance we are passionate about working as a team and we understand what is needed to work closely with allied health professionals in complementing their physical treatment plan for patients suffering chronic pain. Our Approach We emphasise […]