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Harnessing the Power of Imagery: What You See Is What You Get

Nicole Westlund Stewart, PhD (@NicoleWestlund) We’ve all been there. You’ve got an open shot and you blow it. You miss the shot. You’re upset. You can’t believe you missed such an easy shot! And what do you do in response? You replay that missed shot over and over in your head. “How could you do […]

Mental Skills Training: Why so apprehensive?

Many performers do not realize that it is the psychological factors that primarily account for their day-to-day fluctuations in performance. I am sure we have all heard the common sayings: “Sports are 90% mental and 10% physical” or “Those who think they can and those who think they can’t are usually both right.” Even though […]

Building Mental Toughness: Improving your performance across all areas of life.

A question that I often receive from athletes who have either never heard of mental training or are skeptical of its benefits is, “how can mental training make me a better athlete?” While I’m normally tempted to launch into a long explanation of all the great research findings out there, I simply say, “there are […]

Maximizing Mental Performance: Finding the right professional for YOU.

Mental Coach vs Sport Psychologist: What’s the Difference? In professional sports, you often hear about an incredibly talented athlete who just couldn’t perform when it really mattered. This same athlete then makes an incredible resurgence to glory after working with a Sport Psychologist. The question is, was a Sport Psychologist really necessary? Or would a […]