Insight

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Insight

Clinical Edition: Depression in sporting populations Mental Notes

May 9th, 2011

Our role as a sport psychologist is about helping individuals change aspects of their lives they want to see change in.  We specialise in helping athletes of various ages and abilities in different sports to develop and integrate a range of mental skills to perform at their best on a consistent basis.  However, there is […]

If Better Is Possible Dr Andrea Furst

March 7th, 2011

Book Review: If Better Is Possible by John Buchanan Given that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is in full swing, it is quite fitting for a review of a book written by a successful World Cup cricket coach. John Buchanan’s book is a simple and matter-of-fact account of his years as the coach of […]

Sport (and Life) is About Choices Matt Ahlberg

March 6th, 2011

Every moment of every day we make choices.  We choose whether to get up when the alarm goes off or hit the snooze button.  We choose which path to take to get to work or training.  We choose what to eat for lunch and when.  We choose how hard we work/train. Many of these choices […]

Man’s Search for Meaning Mental Notes

February 10th, 2011

First published in 1946, Man’s Search for Meaning by Vicktor E. Frankl has now sold over three million copies worldwide. In his bestseller, Frankl details his experiences in the concentration camp during World War II and how his observations of prisoners’ reactions (including his own) lead to the ground breaking theory, logotherapy. This theory helped […]

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 […]

Are you Really Practicing your Psych Skills? Dr Andrea Furst

December 4th, 2010

One of the hardest aspects of sport psychology is actually ‘doing it’.. By this I mean, dedicating the time and energy to practicing the psychological skills that you have learnt working with your sport psychologist and coach. Mental Notes Consulting aims to provide athletes, coaches, and parents the resources to help make the integration of […]

Life After Sport… Dr Andrea Furst

December 1st, 2010

Josh Watson provides some valuable insights in his article – Life after Podium – in December’s edition of Inside Sport.  It is an interesting account of the trials and tribulations of life as an elite athlete.  In particular, he details the decline of his health and well-being post-swimming.  The area of life after sport and […]

Evolution of the Athlete: Lessons from two great coaches Mental Notes

November 23rd, 2010

Here are some of the many lessons from the 4th Annual Coach Education Conference – Evolution of the Athlete – in Brisbane.  It was a great opportunity to hear from leading authorities in sports coaching and learn from their experiences… One of the keynote speakers at the conference was Ewen McKenzie who is the Head […]

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 […]

What’s your Scene? Personality and sport Mental Notes

October 1st, 2010

In sport, we are always interested in ways to help enhance athletes’ performances. From a sport psychology point of view, one goal when working with athletes is to help them bring all the performance aspects (mental, physical, tactical and technical) together to get the edge over their opponents. What personality traits are helpful for peak […]