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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 […]

A Jockey’s Mindset Mental Notes

January 27th, 2016

All sport is a delicate balance of demands that require effort to overcome, and resources, tools that can be used to overcome demands. Horse racing is no different. Jockeys have to stay focused, be fit and strong, make weight, see opportunities, make decisions under pressure and keep trainers and owners happy. This requires perfect physical […]

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 […]

I’m Hunting for the Ideal Athlete… Dr Andrea Furst

November 16th, 2015

We often get asked what sort of people make ideal clients, so here goes… You would contact me because you are wanting to optimise your mind’s contribution to your sports performance and make sure your training transfers to competition. We’ll work well together if you’re someone who wants to get better, who likes to challenge […]

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 There a Line? Ruthless perfectionism, fear, & high performance Dr Andrea Furst

There are very few movies that truly dive into the depths of an elite performer’s mind.  Whiplash is one such movie. I watched it on the plane coming back from Australia in mid August…twice.  The acting captured me as did the way the characters depicted the ruthless perfectionism that is so frequently an ingredient associated with high […]

When It’s Not Insomnia – What you need to know about sleep patterns in teens that impacts performance Dr Jay-Lee Nair

September 30th, 2015

Does this pattern sound familiar for your teenager? Frequently experiencing daytime sleepiness, mood swings, and irritability. Tired all day but feels awake at night, sleeping later than they should. Catches up on sleep during the weekend but strangely feels worse on Mondays, and then the cycle repeats. This sleep-wake cycle for teenagers is so common […]

Keep a Training Diary to Build Self-Confidence Mental Notes

We spend most of our time working with individuals and teams and we’ve learnt that keeping a training diary is a sure way to build self-confidence. Our team developed a training diary to assist with improving the quality of training and competitive performances. The Mental Notes Training Diary is an essential tool for anyone who […]