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Insight

A Whole New Game: How no fans in the stands affects top golfers Dr Jay-Lee Nair

March 13th, 2021

The absence of fans due to COVID-19 at major events is a new and fascinating phenomenon. In this article, I share insights into how it can help and hurt performance and the strategies that support top players to best adapt. In 2020, amidst the struggles the world has faced trying to contain the novel coronavirus, […]

Stretch your mind like your hamstring: Flexibility is key to doing what matters to perform at our best Kai Morris

March 7th, 2021

It is common knowledge that athletes need to have a level of physical flexibility to be able to perform at their best, which involves optimising the prevention and management of injuries.  Most of us have stretched before training, gym, or competition and understand the importance of having durable, flexible muscles that can withstand the stress […]

Take Charge of your Mind Dr Andrea Furst

January 28th, 2021

Here are ten little mental notes that give you insight into the fundamental philosophies that we focus on in our work with people.   1  Treat your mind like a muscle Meaning You can opitimise the way your mind functions through learning about yourself and your mental approach. To make changes to the muscles in your […]

Performing Under Pressure: Is it really about positivity? Kai Morris

October 28th, 2020

“Be positive” – probably one of the most used sayings in performance in any setting. Preparing for a race? “Think positive!” Just lost a race? “Cheer up, be positive!” These phrases reinforce that we should aim to feel and think positively.  We are told, “don’t be scared”, “relax”, “be brave”, “cheer up”, “get over it”, etc. […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 Dr Andrea Furst

May 24th, 2020

There’s nothing quite like leaving things to the last minute. The energy that’s created to ‘get it done’ is pretty addictive (those of you who know this feeling will be smiling now). It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In 2020 it takes place from 18-24 May. The theme is kindness. So, I am going to be […]

Options to see us under Telehealth Kai Morris

April 19th, 2020

As you may recall, last week we released an article outlining our virtual options in the face of COVID-19. The government has just released further Medicare funding to support Telehealth opportunities for clients. So, we thought we would outline your options regarding Telehealth services.   Mental Health Care Plans – COVID-19 Items The government has […]

Supporting Champions Podcast: Andrea Furst on Change and Uncertainty Dr Andrea Furst

April 10th, 2020

Supporting Champions Podcast by Dr Steve Ingham Steve is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. Listen here.               Description from the podcast: In this episode I talk to Dr Andrea Furst, performance psychologist at Mental Notes. Andrea has had […]

Healthy Physical Distancing Dr Andrea Furst

March 31st, 2020

Let’s keep our minds healthy while in physical distancing.

Virtual Conversations at Mental Notes Kai Morris

March 24th, 2020

At Mental Notes we value the face-to-face work we do with our clients. However, the nature of our work means that our clients are often travelling or competing interstate or overseas. As much as we would love to travel with all our clients to make sure we have face-to-face sessions, it is not practical. We […]

Key tips for responding to COVID-19 Kai Morris

March 19th, 2020

1. Focus on what you can control All of us will eventually deal with the effects of COVID-19 in some form, whether that be the illness itself or the disruption it has caused on society. When we are faced with this kind of event, it is natural to experience fear and anxiety. They are normal […]