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Join Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams, on The Sport Psych Show as he aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Dan is on a mission to learn more about how sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. He wants to learn more about how to drive participation – what motivational tools engage players and inspire people to play and stay in their sport. He wants to explore how players can progress quicker and more effectively – what is great practice and training? And how does learning in sport really happen? Finally, he wants to hear what his guests have to say about the psychology of performance – how do they think players can improve their ability to high perform consistently under pressure? Discover simple and practical tools and techniques by listening in to Dan’s conversations with elite competitors, sports coaches, sport scientists, and psychologists.

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Join Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams, on The Sport Psych Show as he aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Dan is on a mission to learn more about how sport psychology philosophies, tools and techniques positively impact participation, progression and performance in sport. He wants to learn more about how to drive participation – what motivational tools engage players and inspire people to play and stay in their sport. He wants to explore how players can progress quicker and more effectively – what is great practice and training? And how does learning in sport really happen? Finally, he wants to hear what his guests have to say about the psychology of performance – how do they think players can improve their ability to high perform consistently under pressure? Discover simple and practical tools and techniques by listening in to Dan’s conversations with elite competitors, sports coaches, sport scientists, and psychologists.

    #82 Dr Chelsi Day - How to Communicate with Athletes

    #82 Dr Chelsi Day - How to Communicate with Athletes

    I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr Chesli Day in this episode. Chelsi is a sport psychologist within the athletic department at Ohio State University. She was previously at Indiana University as Director of Counselling and Sport Psychology. Her primary role is to provide mental health and performance enhancement services to student athletes and to consult with coaches. We speak about integrating sport psychology and wellness into the curriculum; breaking the stigma of mental health.

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    #81 Richard Nugent - The Characteristics of Great Leaders

    #81 Richard Nugent - The Characteristics of Great Leaders

    I’m delighted to be joined by founder and MD of 21 Leadership, Richard Nugent in this episode. Richard works with fast-paced organisations, including the League Managers Association (LMA), helping them build their capability and capacity for change. He is the best-selling author of ‘50 Secrets of Self Confidence’ and a keynote speaker. We speak about the most important characteristics for leaders to have; knowing what you stand for; forward facing vs moving away from; and leaving people with energy.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #80 Dr Paul McCarthy - Maximising Human Potential

    #80 Dr Paul McCarthy - Maximising Human Potential

    I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr Paul McCarthy in this episode. Paul is Programme Director of the Taught Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is also resident sport psychologist at St Andrews Links Golf Academy and has his own private practice supporting athletes and coaches in a range of sports. We take a deep dive into how change happens in athletes by examining person-centred frameworks; the belief that change is possible; and how people get better.

    • 58 min
    #79 Dr Steve Bull - The Mentally Tough Athlete

    #79 Dr Steve Bull - The Mentally Tough Athlete

    I’m speaking with Chartered Psychologist, speaker, author and high performance consultant, Dr Steve Bull in this episode. With a keen interest in sport, Steve started out as a PE teacher before completing his Masters and then PhD in Applied Psychology at the time when the discipline was only just starting to take hold. He was the Great Britain Team Headquarters Psychologist at 3 Olympic games and held various roles including team psychologist with the England Cricket Team for 16 years.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #78 Dr Scott Goldman - Measuring Athletic Intelligence

    #78 Dr Scott Goldman - Measuring Athletic Intelligence

    In this week’s episode I welcome back Dr Scott Goldman. I asked Scott back on the show to speak about the Athletic Intelligence Quotient (AIQ) which he created together with Dr Jim Bowman when they both received training at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. The AIQ is an intelligence test that assesses the innate cognitive abilities that are most utilised in attaining, developing, and applying athletic skills, strategies, and tactics.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #77 Dr Scott Goldman - Supporting Elite Performers

    #77 Dr Scott Goldman - Supporting Elite Performers

    I’m excited to be speaking with Dr Scott Goldman in this episode. Scott is Director of High Performance Psychology for one of the NFL teams. He provides psychological support and expertise to the team, Head Coach, GM, and Vice President. Scott has served as a clinical and performance psychologist for the University of Michigan, Arizona, and Saint Louis’ Athletic Departments. He is President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, a multidisciplinary organisation with over 2,500 members worldwid

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