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Is Parental Pressure Always Harmful? Dr Jay-Lee Nair

August 21st, 2015

We’re spending a great deal of time working with parents in Singapore on how to best support their children in their academic and sport pursuits.  Jay-Lee has been conducting parent forums this year covering topics such as Pressure & Expectations, Performance Anxiety in Sport & Academics, and Raising Healthy High Achievers in Sport & Academics that […]

Train Your Brain Like You Train Your Body Dr Andrea Furst

August 13th, 2015

Train your brain like you train your body. This is not a new piece of advice nor is it particularly sexy, but it has merit when it comes to getting your brain ready to perform when it counts. However, training your brain is something to avoid getting blazé about given the increasing body of knowledge […]

Is Your Brain Healthy? Mental Notes

July 12th, 2015

There is so much information about how to keep your body healthy, including fad diets, exercise trends, and the like. It is quite normal and acceptable, and even admired to follow these trends with the idea of looking after your body. What about your brain? There is an increasing awareness about mental health issues but […]

Playing Mindful Golf for Improved Focus and Performance Dr Jay-Lee Nair

July 11th, 2015

Review your habits on the golf course during a typical game… Do you check your email or intermittently answer messages on your phone? Do you continue your conversation mid-way through your shot preparation, or worse; when your playing partner is teeing off? Do you often play “there-abouts” golf, hitting the shot when you know it […]

Look After Your Brain Through Talking Dr Andrea Furst

June 28th, 2015

There’s been a lot of commentary in the media recently about the lack of support that elite athletes receive when it comes to their mental health.  At Mental Notes Consulting, we are, and have always been passionate about athlete health and wellbeing alongside their performance. Part of our role in working with athletes and their […]

A Future Without Chronic Pain Mental Notes

June 11th, 2015

Chronic pain is a complex condition that requires a holistic treatment approach.  As psychologists who specialise in sport and performance we are passionate about working as a team and we understand what is needed to work closely with allied health professionals in complementing their physical treatment plan for patients suffering chronic pain. Our Approach We emphasise […]

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 […]

Performance Routines: Take charge of what you can  Dr Andrea Furst

May 28th, 2015

Performance routines are prevalent in high performance arenas, and in particular elite sport. You’ll often hear athletes refer to their rituals, superstitions, or lucky charms… “I keep a lucky red rag in my pocket when I bat, which has been a good luck charm for a few years.” – Steve Waugh Simply put, athletes often integrate […]

Bulletproof Preparation for Success as a Collegiate Athlete Dr Jay-Lee Nair

May 21st, 2015

During my time as a Division One collegiate golf player moving from Australia to the United States, there were many things I wished I were better prepared to handle as a student-athlete. If the time to apply for college is fast approaching for you, and your goal is to be accepted by the University team […]

Bouncing Back from Injury Mental Notes

May 14th, 2015

The brain plays an important and often overlooked role in pain and injury.  Here are five things you can do to train your brain when you are injured… 1. Visualise The same parts of your brain are activated when you imagine doing an activity as when you actually do the activity.  Studies show that athletes […]