Benefits of Meditation Meditation has become an increasingly popular practice among athletes over the past few decades. This journal will explore the benefits of meditation on sport performance, physical health, and mental health. Benefits of Meditation on Sport Performance1. Increases Focus and Concentration: Meditation can help athletes improve their focus and concentration. It enhances the […]
Managing Swimming Anxiety. Sport psychology can be a valuable tool in helping swimmers with anxiety. Swimming is a sport that can bring a lot of psychological pressure, due to the need to perform at a high level and to constantly strive to meet personal goals. First, it is important to recognize the signs of anxiety
Self-Help book with a twist. Humorous, serious and includes acceptance and commitment therapy. Sleepwalk – Live in the Dream A 9-step Program of Self Destruction Straddling both sides of the foul-line—over-educated psychologist on one side and hyper-competitive, fear-driven obsessive on the other—Stephen Renwick is an eminently qualified psychologist. He will not only guide you on
Athletes are human beings not robots Atheltes are human beings just like the rest of us, however they may excel in their sporting domain. Athletes love to be challenged and like competing and winning and they are typically good at controlling their focus. However, events and problems outside their sport can sometimes creep into impacting
Psychological well-being (Ryff, 1995) Psychological well-being was initially derived from several psychological perspectives including developmental, clinical and mental health. Developmental psychology provided guidance from life-span development which offers several descriptions of wellness and follows growth over the life course. This perspective includes the work of Erikson (1959) stages of psychological development, Buhler (1935) basic life
Gambling addiction in sport Inside the Mind of a Gambler offers a fascinating insight into the mind of a gambler and why they do what they do. This is in the form of a case study of a man called Guy and goes in depth into his gambling addiction. The book is split into the
By Stephen Renwick Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Anxiety in Sport Anxiety can cause many behavioral issues for athletes and this can result in poor performances or even avoidance of competition and training. An athlete with moderate to severe anxiety will typical seek to avoid any situation which cause unpleasant thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Anxiety in Sport by Stephen Renwick Anxiety Anxiety can cause many behavioral issues for athletes and this can result in poor performances or even avoidance of competition and training. An athlete with moderate to severe anxiety will typical seek to avoid any situation which cause unpleasant thoughts, feelings and