All posts tagged "sports psychology"
Improve Golf Performance, Resilience, and Human Character
Cultivation of Humility as a Technique not only to Improve Human Character and Resilience but as an Application for Performance Enhancement Very few professional athletes possess a genuine dispositional humility. Of course, major reasons exist in modern...
- Posted May 12, 2016
Golf Mental Toughness Skills
Mental toughness skills enable us to cope with the stressful things that happen to us. Mentally tough, resilient people face potentially disruptive events and circumstances nearly every day, and they make it a habit to turn adversity...
- Posted May 4, 2016
Dr. Dave Alred on Rehearsal [video]
Speaking at the “Developing & Maximising Athletic Potential” conference organised by renowned sports academic institute Setanta College, Dr. Dave Alred shares some insight into the concept of ‘rehearsal’ for performance. Dr. Dave Alred is a performance coach...
- Posted April 21, 2016
What is Your Target?
Our actions are shaped by our intentions. Make your intention for playing your shot a positive one, that is directed toward your target. When I ask golfers the purpose of making a golf swing, most of them...
- Posted April 13, 2016
Get Lazy to Get Tough
My approach to mental toughness emphasizes working with what our brain instinctively and naturally wants to do. I show clients how to take advantage of our brain’s innate inclinations and, often, I make them do stuff that...
- Posted April 8, 2016
The Three Kinds of Post-Shot Routine
An ideal post-shot routine will help you build confidence from success and learn from mistakes. Here are three post-shot routines to use for different kinds of results: 1) Very Good Results: Build confidence with statements that reinforce...
- Posted March 23, 2016
Adjust Your Attitude
Somewhere in ancient India, there was a king whose feet were very sensitive. He complained constantly about the kingdom’s roads, which were rough and rocky. Finally, the king decided he would have all the roads covered with...
- Posted March 16, 2016
Full-Time Mental Toughness on the Golf Course
One of the marks of a mentally tough golfer is the ability to ignore previous shots/holes and focus fully on the shot at hand. Why? Because the most important shot in golf is the one you are...
- Posted March 14, 2016
Which Way to Augusta National?
A critical review of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. New York: HMH Books, 2016 Everyone knows the old story about how the weary visitor to New York City...
- Posted March 9, 2016
Permanent Golf Confidence (Part II)
This is Part II of my series on golf confidence (read part I here). You can read much more about confidence, mental toughness and golf emotions in my new book Golf on Auto Focus: Training Your Brain...
- Posted March 7, 2016