What is Distress Tolerance?

Distress tolerance is one of the keys to managing stress in a helpful way and is particularly important for those highly sensitive people (HSP’s). I have just returned from some time out. Until I went away, I hadn’t realised how much of an impact the past 6 months had taken on me. Yes I have…

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3 Ways We Can Start Untangling from Self-Deception

You know that moment, when you start to see with greater clarity? As if something within you has awoken so deeply that there is no more hiding? For me, I had one of those experiences yesterday when I was having a conversation with a friend. After the conversation, the following quote came across my path…

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Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset – How Does It Relate to Sport?

In the past, some philosophers and researchers believed that intelligence was fixed and could not be changed. Thanks to the latest research in neuroscience, we are now seeing how the brain is continuously changing. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, shares the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.…

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What is Mental Toughness?

Just recently I have been asked more about mental toughness, so in this post I would like to share with you what mental toughness is – including the 4 C’s of mental toughness.     What is Mental Toughness? If you have watched sport before, I imagine you have heard sports commentators talk about the…

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The Why, What, Where, Who and When of Mindfulness in Sport

The past few weeks, I have been talking to people about mindfulness and how it relates to sports people. Subsequently, today I wanted to share some more about the why, what, where, who and when of mindfulness in sport. Let’s get started…     Why Mindfulness in Sport? There are many reasons why practicing mindfulness…

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Eustress and Distress in Elite Sport

We all experience stress in our daily lives and athletes are no different. How we experience that stress depends on how we choose to think about the stress, feel the stress and respond to the stress. “It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.” ~ Mihaly…

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Pay Attention To What You Are Paying Attention To

Recently I was talking with a client whom was sharing with me how little time they had to do the things they wanted to. I listened to them tell me their story. After a while, I asked them where their time was going. They couldn’t answer that question succinctly. I wasn’t surprised as it wasn’t…

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