Opening Up Cricket's 'Going Upstairs' podcast where we talk sport, fitness and mental health.
Episode 58- Perform beyond pressure with Rich Hudson
Rich Hudson, managing director of Buckinghamshire Cricket and author of 'Perform Beyond Pressure' discussed some key themes from his book with Mark.Key topics include:How pressure as a concept is inhibitingConnecting with why we play the gameThe natural...
Episode 57- Barriers to listening
The importance of talking to maintaining good mental health is well established. What about how we listen to enable those conversations? Mark has a think about this in the final episode of the year.
Epsidode 56- Mindful Coffee with Ryan Cunningham
Former Jamaica spinner Ryan Cunningham chatted with Mark about mindfulness, particularly using coffee to refine his practice. Alongside this we covered the mental approaches to cricket in the West Indies, dealing with setbacks as a bowler and adapting...
Episode 55- Let's talk with Qasim Sheikh
Former Scotland batsman turned podcast host Qasim Sheikh was our guest as we talked about:* His experiences in international cricket* The differences between playing in the UK and Pakistan* Dealing with mental ill health* The power of talking for...
Episode 54- The Power Of Vulnerability
We look at the power of vulnerability and how this term can be looked at differently to benefit sport and life.Links from the episode:How vulnerability became sport's winning weaponBrene Brown: The power of vulnerabilityHeadfirst- Wellbeing & Rugby
Episode 53- Cricket in sports psychiatry with Hassan Mahmood
Dr Hassan Mahmood, a consultant psychiatrist and part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sports and Exercise Special Interest Group, has contributed a cricket chapter to the recently published 'Case Studies In Sports Psychiatry'. We chatted about the...