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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 […]

Leading from the Front: Leadership tips from the sporting field Mental Notes

March 18th, 2015

In my experience, there are two types of people – those who want to succeed and those who hope to succeed.  Over the years, a lot of athletes have started our work together thinking they don’t need to work on the mental side of their game, hoping that it will happen, only to realise that they […]

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. […]

Articulate Value-Driven Behaviours for Elite Team Performance Dr Andrea Furst

November 16th, 2014

I attended The Sport Performance Summit in London at the Emirates Stadium last week and over the two days there were many pieces of information that have stimulated new thought and action as well as information that consolidated our current thought and action. Many of the attendees and content presenters were members of the ‘team […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slow Down to go Faster: Drink less, watch less television, and nap more Dr Andrea Furst

May 6th, 2014

Drive.  Push.  Get over it.  Move on.  Mobilise.  Action.  Strive. These words and phrases are all associated with high achievement and success… They are inextricably linked with descriptions of the mindset required to get ahead in your golf game as well as your life.  They are uplifting and energizing.  They are the opposite of other […]

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 […]

Unite in the Quest for Success! Mental Notes

February 10th, 2014

Watching the Australian cricket team take a clean sweep over England in the recent Ashes series I couldn’t help but notice some impressive team dynamics.  In the field players would support each other with hi-fives or pats on the back regularly (almost after every ball).  There were great celebrations at every wicket.  At the crease […]

Looking for a Sport Psychologist in Singapore? Mental Notes

January 31st, 2014

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with in Singapore, call Singapore Sports Medicine Centre on 6737 1000 and they will be able to book you an appointment with Dr Jay-Lee Nair! Singapore Sports Medicine Centre provides a variety of collaborative sports medicine services in the same location, which is truly unique […]