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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is both a psychological and physiological phenomenon. Anxiety is related to emotions such as fear, and negative thoughts such as not being able to cope. The physiological aspects of anxiety include sweating, not […]

Posted 3 days ago by Catherine Robertson
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Behaviourist approach to diving in football

Behaviourism has been about for a long time in psychology circles. Piloted by Pavlov (1897) in his study with dogs, it posits that a persons actions are a result of their environment and that […]

Posted 24 hours ago by Anne-Marie Higgins

Managing Emotions – The Traffic Light Approach

This is a short and simple article on managing emotions. The key aim is to allow performers an opportunity to utilise a strategy to enable them to manage emotions in sporting environments. Identify emotions […]

Posted 2 days ago by Gobinder Gill

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is both a psychological and physiological phenomenon. Anxiety is related to emotions such as fear, and negative thoughts such as not being able to cope. The physiological aspects of anxiety include sweating, not […]

Posted 3 days ago by Catherine Robertson

Premier League Relegation Pressure

With 37 games played, the last match of the English Premier League (EPL) season on Sunday 24th May will see heroes and villains forged. Three teams (Hull City, Newcastle Utd and Sunderland) are staring […]

Posted 6 days ago by Mark Brodie

Podcast 005: Beth Bingham Welsh Hockey Player

In this podcast we talk to Beth about all things Hockey. We explore the psychology behind playing hockey and the demands that Beth deals within performance.

Posted 7 days ago by Beth Bingham

Exercise and Sleep: a Double-Edged Sword?

Participation in regular exercise has been hailed as an effective intervention for promoting sleep, often promoted as a treatment for sleep-related disorders. Research associates higher levels of physical activity with longer and healthier sleep […]

Posted 1 week ago by Juliette Norman

Making the most of training sessions in Football

Players, who graduate from Premier League Youth Academies that gain professional contracts at the age of 16, are likely to have spent 10 years playing the sport, made up of around 15 hours per […]

Posted 1 week ago by David McHugh

Mental Toughness and Exercise

The topic of frequent physical activity and, more importantly, a sedentary lifestyle dominate the media on a near-daily basis. Although many people feel they undertake enough physical activity to reap the subsequent health benefits, […]

Posted 1 week ago by Danielle Burns

Are athletes being given enough mental health support?

In sport we often assume that elite athletes are super human. We watch the likes of Ronaldo, Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray all perform at such high standards, producing skills and using psychological strength […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by BelievePerform

Podcast 004: Psychology of Swimming with International Swimmer Sian Harkin

In this podcast we talk to Sian Harkin about psychology and swimming. Sian talks to us about what she finds most mentally challenging from swimming. She also talks to us about her experiences of […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Sian Harkin

Trusting the body in Sport: Quietening the Mind

Typically when we see an elite athlete perform at their best we marvel in awe of the skills they display. When interviewed, these athletes will refer to the much sought after mental state of […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Tom Young

Set SMARTER goals to help improve your golf!

As the new season draws ever closer there will be thousands of golfers hitting the range in a quest to have their game in tip top condition for 2015. However many of these golfers […]

Posted 2 weeks ago by Scott Hassall

Do you need to be properly qualified to work within Sport Psychology?

Before you start reading this article we have a few questions that we would like you to think about. If you felt ill would you go and visit a doctor who was not properly […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by BelievePerform

Podcast 003: Understanding Anxiety in Sport with Professor Andy Lane

In this podcast we talk to Professor Andy Lane about Anxiety in Sport. We talk to Andy about why we experience anxiety and techniques that can be used to help overcome anxiety in performance

Posted 3 weeks ago by Professor Andy Lane

Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence (PCDEs)

The ability to perform at an elite level is often used as the definition for talent. This term is often bandied around as if young aspiring athletes have it or not, with little discussion […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by Mark Keep

The media and body image

Recently in the media there was a campaign which was advertised by Protein World called “Are you beach body ready?”. Within this advert which was seen all over the London underground there was a […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by BelievePerform

The mechanisms underlying imagery in sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill (Gold Medal winning Team GB heptathlete at the London 2012 Olympic Games), Johnny Wilkinson (Former England Rugby International Fly-Half and member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning England team), and Gabby […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by Ben Walker

A Masterclass workshop in Applied Sport Psychology

We are delighted to promote Dr Brian Hemming’s Applied Sport Psychology Workshop. A Masterclass in Applied Sport Psychology  ‘Being creative in your practice: Using storytelling with athletes’  You should attend if you….  Are a […]

Posted 3 weeks ago by BelievePerform

Podcast: The Psychology of Boxing Mayweather v Pacquiao

Check out our exclusive podcast with Sport and Exercise Psychologist Paul Russell. Within this podcast we talk about the psychology of boxing and what will be going through Mayweather and Pacquios mind for the […]

Posted 4 weeks ago by BelievePerform

What can we learn from international football players?

“We must cut number of foreign players to find more English talent”–Greg Dyke FA Chairman Over the last few years there have been a number of arguments regarding international players coming into English football. […]

Posted 4 weeks ago by BelievePerform
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