Insight

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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, […]

Stretch your mind like your hamstring: Flexibility is key to doing what matters to perform at our best Kai Morris

March 7th, 2021

It is common knowledge that athletes need to have a level of physical flexibility to be able to perform at their best, which involves optimising the prevention and management of injuries.  Most of us have stretched before training, gym, or competition and understand the importance of having durable, flexible muscles that can withstand the stress […]

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 opitimise the way your mind functions through learning about yourself and your mental approach. To make changes to the muscles in your […]

Performing Under Pressure: Is it really about positivity? Kai Morris

October 28th, 2020

“Be positive” – probably one of the most used sayings in performance in any setting. Preparing for a race? “Think positive!” Just lost a race? “Cheer up, be positive!” These phrases reinforce that we should aim to feel and think positively.  We are told, “don’t be scared”, “relax”, “be brave”, “cheer up”, “get over it”, etc. […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]