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Looking for a Sport Psychologist on the Gold Coast, Queensland – Australia? Mental Notes

January 31st, 2014

If you are looking for a sport psychologist to work with on the Gold Coast, call Allsports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine on 5561 1810 and they will be able to book you an appointment with us! Allsports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is the home to one of the board members, Dr Kerrie Evans, of the World Scientific […]

Focused Connection to Your Goals Dr Jay-Lee Nair

January 6th, 2014

Working toward your long-term goal with determination involves learning the art of “fully-focusing” on your daily tasks, the uninterrupted connection between two things: You and your directed action toward reaching your goals. When you are focused in your training as an athlete, or in performing your daily assignments as a business professional, you are totally […]

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 […]

Have you Fallen off the Wagon? Practical tips to get back on track and sustain your wellness plan Dr Jay-Lee Nair

July 10th, 2013

The area of psychology that I am most passionate about is wellness and the mental approach to optimising one’s physical health and fitness goals.  The mid-way mark in the year provides the perfect time point for all, from recreational to elite athletes, as well as corporate professionals to review their health and fitness goals and […]

The Juggling Act: Getting the balance right for you when you are a high achiever Mental Notes

June 13th, 2013

State of Origin football is one of my all-time favourite Australian sporting events with many displays of mental toughness and mateship.  However, many players involved in State of Origin perform incredible feats of strength and courage one night and then days, even weeks later, they struggle to maintain that same level of commitment in their […]

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 […]

It’s Allowed… Dr Andrea Furst

March 14th, 2013

Let’s get one thing straight I am passionate about sport, so I have no hesitation in declaring upfront that this little diatribe as a passion piece written by a professional who spends her life working with and for the sports industry. I want the sports industry in Australia to stick around and I want Australia […]

Success is Hard Work Matt Ahlberg

February 11th, 2013

Success is a concept with a variety of definitions for people depending on what they are trying to achieve at a given point in their lives. Success is not something that can be easily defined because it means something different to every person who aspires towards it. For some, success is about outcomes. How much […]

Is Perfectionism Good, Bad, or Both? Dr Jay-Lee Nair

January 9th, 2013

Perfectionism has been placed under the researcher’s microscope in recent years to determine whether this complex personality trait has a positive or negative influence on performance and well-being. Some of the most controversial examples of perfectionistic individuals can be found in the world of elite sport. When Tiger Woods won his first Major at Augusta […]

Tips for Surviving and Thriving in the Silly Season Mental Notes

December 10th, 2012

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. Christmas carols, catching up with family and friends, and lots of yummy food all contribute to the wonderful festivities! Unfortunately, it is often a time when good habits disappear out the window and the realisation of unkept past New Year’s resolutions create the onset of […]