Insight

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Replace Superficial Resolutions with a Strength-Focus Dr Jay-Lee Nair

January 16th, 2016

The New Year can inspire feelings of renew and motivation to change, and gyms, trainers, and diet fads are ready to cash in on our New Year’s resolutions. Well, not this year.  In this article, I share how to create powerful goals and resolutions using four key pillars of meaningful change that can shift our […]

Emotions Are Good for Us! Dr Andrea Furst

November 20th, 2015

Spending about 55 hours on planes in September meant that I watched my fair share of movies and made my way through some insightful reads. Inside Out is one of the movies I sat through whilst eating meals on trays.  It’s an animation by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures that explores human emotions.  It follows five […]

Is There a Line? Ruthless perfectionism, fear, & high performance Dr Andrea Furst

October 1st, 2015

There are very few movies that truly dive into the depths of an elite performer’s mind.  Whiplash is one such movie. I watched it on the plane coming back from Australia in mid August…twice.  The acting captured me as did the way the characters depicted the ruthless perfectionism that is so frequently an ingredient associated with high […]

When It’s Not Insomnia – What you need to know about sleep patterns in teens that impacts performance Dr Jay-Lee Nair

September 30th, 2015

Does this pattern sound familiar for your teenager? Frequently experiencing daytime sleepiness, mood swings, and irritability. Tired all day but feels awake at night, sleeping later than they should. Catches up on sleep during the weekend but strangely feels worse on Mondays, and then the cycle repeats. This sleep-wake cycle for teenagers is so common […]

Keep a Training Diary to Build Self-Confidence Mental Notes

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 Parental Pressure Always Harmful? Dr Jay-Lee Nair

August 21st, 2015

We’re spending a great deal of time working with parents in Singapore on how to best support their children in their academic and sport pursuits.  Jay-Lee has been conducting parent forums this year covering topics such as Pressure & Expectations, Performance Anxiety in Sport & Academics, and Raising Healthy High Achievers in Sport & Academics that […]

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 […]