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Welcome to The Brain Booster with Karl Morris. The ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts seeking to enhance their mental game and take their golf performance to new heights. Hosted by Europe's leading performance coach to PGA Tour players, Karl Morris, along with special guests, this show is your gateway to unlocking the hidden potential within you on the golf course.

In each episode, we delve into the intricacies of golf psychology, offering valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips to help you conquer those mental obstacles that often stand between you and your best golf game. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain a mental edge or a seasoned pro aiming for peak performance, our podcast is your go-to resource.

Discover how to silence the inner critic, conquer first tee jitters, stay focused under pressure, and maintain a winning mindset throughout your round. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from pre-round routines and visualization techniques to mindfulness exercises and strategies for handling setbacks.

Join us as we explore the minds of golf's greatest champions, share success stories from everyday players, and provide actionable advice that can transform your golf experience. Subscribe now to The Brain Booster and start your journey towards becoming a mentally resilient golfer. Get ready to tee off with confidence and watch your game soar to new heights.

Download the Brain Booster companion mobile app to work on your game, Mind Caddie, available from the iOS and Android app stores: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie

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Welcome to The Brain Booster with Karl Morris. The ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts seeking to enhance their mental game and take their golf performance to new heights. Hosted by Europe's leading performance coach to PGA Tour players, Karl Morris, along with special guests, this show is your gateway to unlocking the hidden potential within you on the golf course.

In each episode, we delve into the intricacies of golf psychology, offering valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips to help you conquer those mental obstacles that often stand between you and your best golf game. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain a mental edge or a seasoned pro aiming for peak performance, our podcast is your go-to resource.

Discover how to silence the inner critic, conquer first tee jitters, stay focused under pressure, and maintain a winning mindset throughout your round. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from pre-round routines and visualization techniques to mindfulness exercises and strategies for handling setbacks.

Join us as we explore the minds of golf's greatest champions, share success stories from everyday players, and provide actionable advice that can transform your golf experience. Subscribe now to The Brain Booster and start your journey towards becoming a mentally resilient golfer. Get ready to tee off with confidence and watch your game soar to new heights.

Download the Brain Booster companion mobile app to work on your game, Mind Caddie, available from the iOS and Android app stores: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie

    How to find success without losing yourself – Simon Mundie #309

    How to find success without losing yourself – Simon Mundie #309

    On today’s show we have former BBC sports presenter Simon Mundie who has recently released a tremendous book called ‘How to find success without losing yourself’
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    Simon has spent many years interviewing and being around some of the greatest names in sport.
    People who have achieved what others may think as being the ‘ultimate’ experience
    Yet often he detected there was an underlying dissatisfaction
    Champion Thinking is a counter to the ‘success evangelism’ that is so prevalent.
    Typically, we think we’ll be happy when X happens (the job, house, relationship, World Cup win, Olympic gold medal). However, frequently people reach the top of their success Everest and feel underwhelmed or even empty.
    But the experience of flow is inherently enjoyable. Why is that? Because as thoughts about past and future drop away, so does our identity and sense of self. And we love it when that happens! The trophy is just a symbol of that moment. That’s why we love losing ourselves – in sport, music, conversation, books, dance – the portals are vast.
    While we think we want to become a ‘somebody’, we are happiest when we experience being ‘nobody’. On that level, we are always at peace, whole and fulfilled. The trick then is to embody this recognition, even when we are not 'in flow', and this book can show you how.
    This is a great conversation exploring some of the deeper topics around our experience.
    What is ‘non duality’? How can we incorporate this in our everyday life? What is the difference between our ‘thinking mind’ and our ‘observing mind’? How to create some separation from our thoughts so we don’t get so caught up in the content of our thinking What are the best way to set goals? What does make us truly happy? A really thought provoking session from someone who has been able to see through the illusion of ‘I will be happy when” To find out more about Simon and his book and podcast:
    https://www.simonmundie.com/book
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    C Champion Thinking is a counter to the ‘success evangelism’ that is so prevalent. Typically, we think we’ll be happy when X happens (the job, house, relationship, World Cup win, Olympic gold medal). However, frequently people reach the top of their success Everest and feel underwhelmed or even empty. 
    But the experience of flow is inherently enjoyable. Why is that? Because as thoughts about past and future drop away, so does our identity and sense of self. And we love it when that happens! The trophy is just a symbol of that moment. That’s why we love losing ourselves – in sport, music, conversation, books, dance – the portals are vast.
    While we think we want to become a ‘somebody’, we are happiest when we experience being ‘nobody’. On that level, we are always at peace, whole and fulfilled. The trick then is to embody this recognition, even when we are not 'in flow', and this book cg is a counter to the ‘success evangelism’ that is so prevalent.
    Typically, we think we’ll be happy when X happens (the job, house, relationship, World Cup win, Olympic gold medal). However, frequently people reach the top of their success Everest and feel underwhelmed or even empty. 
    But the experience of flow is inherently enjoyable. Why is that? Because as thoughts about past and future drop away, so does our identity and sense of self. And we love it when that happens! The trophy is just a symbol of that moment. That’s why we love losing ourselves – in sport, music, conversation, books, dance – the port

    • 50 min
    More on the Yips – Jim Waldron #308

    More on the Yips – Jim Waldron #308

    Today we welcome back onto the Brain Booster my good friend Jim Waldron.
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    Jim has had a BIG input on players who listen to the show and I wanted to get him back to talk at more length about a subject that is unfortunately very relevant to a LOT of golfers the YIPS.
    We had another wonderful conversation about how to dig yourself out of the doldrums if you are being affected by the yips in certain parts of the game.
    We discussed why the yips are becoming more and more prominent these days. Why an overload of technical input can be so damaging to your game How poor chipping concepts are often the cause of the yips to start Why we tend to fall into the trap of extremes Being able to find the ‘middle way’ How your unconscious mind is trying to PROTECT you from outcomes Separating your sense of self from golfing outcomes How golf can be a vehicle for psychological transformation Letting go of the sense of ‘I am not good enough’ Peer group approval  and why it is hard wired into us The journey of golfing evolution The process of self contemplation A wonderful conversation with a truly great coach who has made such a difference to golfers and their experience of the game
    To find out more about Jim Waldron go to
    https://balancepointgolf.com/
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
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    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Being clear WHO you are as a golfer – Jay Carter #307

    Being clear WHO you are as a golfer – Jay Carter #307

    Why IDENTITY is so important to your development as a golfer
    Facing up to your FEARS and shattering the illusions of what the game means to us
    Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: 
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    Today we have a wonderful conversation with Jay Carter who is the National Coach of the New Zealand golf team.
    Why does New Zealand punch above its weight in terms of producing great sports men and women?
    The influence of the ALL BLACKS
    It was a very open conversation about his own struggles as a player and some of the deep thinking he has done about what actually makes a difference to players who want to make the very best out of their development
    Why context is so important and how the brain responds differently depending on the environment you are in
    The limitations of data taken out of context The need for curiosity and exploration Why your IDENTITY as a golfer is so important and will influence everything you do Being clear WHO you are What have been your influences? What about your ancestry? Your culture? Can you see golf as an opportunity to explore? Can you be creative with what you do in your TRAINING? Could you get out onto the golf course with more purpose and engagement? Why do people make such good progress in Martial Arts and yet often stay the same in golf? Separating SKILL from technique Ryan Fox and the influence of the conversations around the All Blacks A really interesting conversation with a top coach who is passionately involved in trying to help golfers get better.
    Take a listen to Jay on his podcast ‘Talking Performance’
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
    Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence  
     
     
     

    • 59 min
    Tiger Woods used hypnosis – Could you? – Dr David Spiegel #306

    Tiger Woods used hypnosis – Could you? – Dr David Spiegel #306

    On today’s Brain Booster we have one of the world’s leading experts on hypnosis, Dr David Spiegel.
    Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: 
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    David Spiegel is one of the United States’ most respected experts in the clinical uses of hypnosis. He is Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and directs the Stanford Center on Stress and Health and Center for Integrative Medicine. David has over 40 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control, sleep, hypnosis, and psychotherapy for cancer patients.
    We had a fantastic conversation with David about what hypnosis is and perhaps more importantly what it ISN’T
    The origins of modern hypnosis
    Why hypnosis can work when other modes of therapy may not Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention Cognitive flexibility – trying out being a ‘different person’to solve the problem How Tiger Woods developed his mental game with hypnosis How could you utilise hypnosis for your game? How you can begin to trust your BODY more instead of always interfering How you can devlop a program of self hypnosis The benefits in making changes with hypnosis A wonderful conversation with a leader in his field   To find out more about Reveri go to
    https://www.reveri.com/  
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    What can fitness do for your Golf Mind? – Mike Carroll #305

    What can fitness do for your Golf Mind? – Mike Carroll #305

    Today on the show we welcome Mike Carroll one of the top golf trainers in the world who has had tremendous success with players at all levels but more recently his app ‘Fit for Golf’ has had phenomenal worldwide success.
    We discuss Mike Carroll’s essential message:
    Make fitness and training part of your IDENTITY Otherwise nothing will stick How you can utilise your existing habits to enhance the habit of training The importance of DOING something every day for your physical fitness Once that basic is in place you can then BUILD and build to gain some fitness momentum How we can navigate our way through the excess of information out there The BASICS of health and fitness REMAIN the same The two Keys of Muscle Strength and VO2 Max One day of RESISTANCE training One day of cardio vascular training How strength training can DIRECTLY improve your scoring potential How you can improve your flexibility through strength training The importance of stressing your muscles appropriately How you can accumulate ‘good days’ from a strength and fitness  perspective What gains can you STILL make at 50, 60 or even 70 years of age? How fitness can be such a positive benefit for your mental game The sense of DAILY achievement Building momentum on a consistent basis A really great session with a top coach who is having a major influence on so many players all across the world with his Fit for Golf app
    To find out more about Mike Carroll go to
    https://fitforgolf.blog/
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
    Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence  
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Separating SELF from CRAFT – Raymond Prior and Karl Morris – recording of live webinar #304

    Separating SELF from CRAFT – Raymond Prior and Karl Morris – recording of live webinar #304

    Today on the Brain Booster we have a live recording of a webinar I conducted with Raymond Prior.
    The event was over subscribed with people trying to get into the Zoom call after it was full.
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
    Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence  
    Raymond and I collaborated on what we believe to be a ground breaking project called ‘Building Stable Confidence’
    It is a program that has had wonderful reviews and could be a wonderful assistance this year to help you get the best from your game.
    During the webinar we discussed the key concept of
    ‘Separating SELF from CRAFT’
    How can we develop the capability to create some space between our capability as a golfer and our self image as a human being
    How being ‘concerned’ about our value as a human is tied to our evolutionary development
    The early messages we receive as youngsters from important people around us and how this can weave into our identity
    The need to develop a ‘SAFE PLACE’ to play from How our performance can become a THREAT to our identity How this leads to unstable confidence Why your relationship to the game can become so toxic The necessity to ask yourself the question ‘Why do I play golf?’ Not to take your initial answer but to look deeper to what is REALLY important to you
    What are your INTRINSIC and SELF DIRECTED values to play the game? Challenging your core BELIEFS to see if they REALLY work for you The fragility of EXTRINSIC values and why you can never ‘get enough’ The need to JOURNAL your experiences and why that is so important What am I committed to TODAY? Think about WHY you play golf WHEN you play golf Being INTENTIONAL and on purpose This is a wonderful session with Raymond and Karl as they go into some real detail as to how to get the very best from your game
    Take ACTION and get yourself a copy of the stable confidence program
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
    Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

thetigger ,

Karl Morris with Raymond Prior

Wow! The Brain Booster continues to excite and bring new ideas and people to the audience. Thank you Raymond. Keep it up Karl - simply the most thought provoking and insightful podcast in this area. Thank you.

DJA125 ,

One of the highlights of the week

Karl Morris is the steady voice of reason in a chaotic world. This is consistently brilliant week in week out.

@dorsetgolfcoach ,

Well Worth a Listen

Enjoyable, informative, easy listening. Often inspiring. Karl very obviously has the experience and expertise to host an array of excellent guests, and uses his skills to translate their information into tangible and practical suggestions, aimed at the masses.

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