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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 […]

The Power of an Hour Dr Jay-Lee Nair

May 20th, 2016

What is it? The power of an hour refers to a study technique for student-athletes that develops discipline in managing common distractions and creates fearsome focus to strengthen your working memory. The benefits 1. Focus & discipline The art of ignoring distractions when studying often comes down to being able to control the compulsive urge to respond to […]

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’, ídeal performance state’, or even ‘flow’. It’s a set of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that promote you to consistently compete at your […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is the Difference Between Self-Confidence and Cockiness? Dr Jay-Lee Nair

January 10th, 2016

Self-confidence is interpreted by others through our communication style – how we speak, our gestures, eye contact, and body language. The ideal communication style inculcated by eastern philosophy is humble, harmonious, nurturing, modest, and indirect. However, the demonstration of self-confidence in sport is often interpreted and most closely associated with a style of communication in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Makes You Great? Mental Notes

June 10th, 2015

What makes you great? This is one of my favourite questions to ask athletes and teams because it directs their focus.  It shifts their focus from fixating on a problem to creating a solution, leading to reduced negativity and increased confidence. The Negativity Trap Often the first response I get when I ask this question […]