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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 […]

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 […]

Bouncing Back from Injury Mental Notes

May 14th, 2015

The brain plays an important and often overlooked role in pain and injury.  Here are five things you can do to train your brain when you are injured… 1. Visualise The same parts of your brain are activated when you imagine doing an activity as when you actually do the activity.  Studies show that athletes […]

Train Your Brain Mental Notes

December 29th, 2014

One of my favourite sayings is, “If you can train your body you can train your brain.”  For me, this phrase sums up what we do as sport psychologists.  It was once believed that the brain could not be trained or changed; in other words, you were stuck with the brain you were born with. […]

Support Required! Dr Andrea Furst

November 2nd, 2014

Not enough has been written by those in the sports industry (me included) about the support that is required for all of us who support the athletes to perform at their best on and off the track.  Sport psychologists tend to work primarily with the athlete directly, and therefore the marketing of sport psychology services […]

Lasting the Distance Mental Notes

October 15th, 2014

We have witnessed a number of incredible feats of courage and outstanding performance over the past few weeks with athletes overcoming incredible odds to achieve at the pinnacle of their sport.  One highlight was Dennis Kimetto’s world record at the Berlin Marathon and the toughness shown as always, throughout both the AFL and NRL finals […]

London Gets Sport Psyched Twice Dr Andrea Furst

August 1st, 2014

We are excited to share that we are now open for individual sport psychology consultations at two locations in central London! I am the sport psychologist leading the charges in London and it’s fair to say that I work best with serious athletes who are  genuinely interested in maximising their performance.  In short, I work best […]

How to Make Success out of Failure Mental Notes

June 22nd, 2014

Football player Mia Hamm is often credited with the quote, “Success breeds success”.  On most occasions this principle is seen to be true.  If you are successful, you begin to think more confidently, feel more confident, and perform more confidently, resulting in increased likelihood of success, which makes you think more confidently…and so on. But […]

Mental Health in Sport Mental Notes

April 16th, 2014

While media watching recently I couldn’t help but notice the number of high profile past and present Australian athletes publicly sharing their battles with mental health issues.  From the perspective of a psychologist working in the sports industry, this is certainly not news to me.  But it has me wondering, is the concept of elite […]

What Will You Learn? Psychological skills, strategies, and characteristics targeted when working with a sport and performance psychologist at Mental Notes Dr Andrea Furst

March 6th, 2014

What do we do? One thing we do is we teach psychological skills and strategies to assist and optimise people’s performance.  This skills and strategies help to build psychological characteristics associated with success, health, and happiness! When each of the psychologists was asked to put a list together of the ‘top ten skills they most […]