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Lessons from Hector Dr Andrea Furst

August 18th, 2014

Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord is a funny, insightful, and interesting read for those who enjoy stepping back and becoming a spectator of life’s nuances. I loved reading The Little Prince and The Alchemist, so it was no surprise to find myself smiling and nodding as I made my way through […]

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 […]

Improving Your Training Habits: Reviving your motivation to be the best you can be Dr Jay-Lee Nair

May 23rd, 2014

THE CURRENT CLIMATE: For the majority of swimmers and coaches in Singapore, the second quarter in the year represents a change in pace and training focus.  After a hectic first quarter of back-to-back meets and major events you may be feeling worn-out and needing time to reflect. A small percentage of Singapore club swimmers have […]

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 […]

Rewire the Negative Thoughts Designed for Protection Mental Notes

October 22nd, 2013

Why do we have negative thoughts?  A recent TED presentation by Michael Merzenich, a neuroscientist, on the growing evidence of brain plasticity, shed some light on this question.  Our brain is amazing.  Did you know your brain was built for change?  Interestingly, Merzenich stated that our brain is born ‘stupid’. According to the professor emeritus […]

A Genius Worth Celebrating Dr Andrea Furst

August 19th, 2013

A review of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson Despite receiving the hard copy of this book in 2011, the year that Steve Jobs passed away, I have only recently finished reading it.  Due to travel I reverted to the iPad version and left the rather large hardcover edition at home. So as […]

Exam Performance: Take charge of your exam preparation Mental Notes

May 13th, 2013

As performance psychologists, our expertise and knowledge base transfers across a number of different contexts.  That is, the skill set that works with athletes in getting them competition ready also works effectively with individuals getting them ready for exams.  We see a number of clients based largely on helping them perform in upcoming exams. Whether […]

Lessons from the Floods Matt Ahlberg

January 15th, 2011

The entire world has been seeing some amazing images and hearing heart-wrenching stories coming from Queensland in the last few days.  It is likely that the tragic statistics will increase but it also very likely that the amazing and heroic stories will continue to be written. When the waters finally recede there will be a […]

Sport Psychology: Something for everyone! Matt Ahlberg

October 22nd, 2010

Working within Mental Notes Consulting has many benefits!  One of which is the teamwork that exists between the consultants.  As we have a number of consultants working in different areas we are able to meet and discuss various ideas and opinions, and as a result, improve our practice. We use this process to try and […]