66 episodes

Take power back over your mind, break through the painful barriers that keep you stuck in past results or insecure ambitions; unleash your innate creative potential and play & perform with freedom of mind.

Denise’s approach to transformation brings together thirty years’ experience of human performance in sport as both a national athlete and coach and insight into the spiritual nature of human life. A whole new resilient and creative way of living, playing, and performing becomes visible through stories of sustainable change and guidance inwards upstream to the source of your transient, arbitrary reality.

Live & Play Freely Denise Holland

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Take power back over your mind, break through the painful barriers that keep you stuck in past results or insecure ambitions; unleash your innate creative potential and play & perform with freedom of mind.

Denise’s approach to transformation brings together thirty years’ experience of human performance in sport as both a national athlete and coach and insight into the spiritual nature of human life. A whole new resilient and creative way of living, playing, and performing becomes visible through stories of sustainable change and guidance inwards upstream to the source of your transient, arbitrary reality.

    Haunted by Events of the Past

    Haunted by Events of the Past

    Do you feel caught up by past events in your business and feel they are effecting you to this day? Maybe it's time to release the shackles of the past.

    • 6 min
    Stop, Don't Ruminate!

    Stop, Don't Ruminate!

    Find yourself ruminating on situations that haven't happened yet? Do you spend time in stress and worry about what you're expecting to happen? Is this helpful? What can you do differently?

    • 5 min
    Joe Bailey - Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane

    Joe Bailey - Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane

    Joe Bailey, licensed psychologist, trainer of therapists, and author of six books talks with Denise Holland about the impact on people's lives through his work and now his latest book, "Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricanes - Unlocking Resilience in Turbulent Times". Joe is an expert in transforming people's lives, especially in addiction, trauma and abuse. He is a Consultant to organizations to create a sustainable workforce with mentally healthy, happy and resilient teams.

    • 49 min
    Why Waiting for Something to Return to Normal is a Bad Idea?

    Why Waiting for Something to Return to Normal is a Bad Idea?

    Wanting and waiting for things to get back to normal might sound like a useful strategy, but how helpful is this experience, and is it holding you back from creating something amazing in your life or business?
    Ever noticed that no matter how difficult and challenging times get, there is a point where the ever-increasing stretch of stress, eventually collapses, and you get to start over. The human being is an incredible design, yet often we fail to notice its extraordinary ways. Irrespective of the strategies, and techniques you engage, to live your life or run a business, there is one common denominator; human consciousness works the same for all of us. It seems that clarity of mind, responsiveness, calm, and creativity are all by-products of insightfully realizing the more profound truth behind human life.
    Join me with special guests Integrated Health Practitioner Scott Kelly and Musician and Author Nick Bottini - A unique transformative conversation.

    • 57 min
    Mental Health & Confidence in Sport

    Mental Health & Confidence in Sport

    Original Article: Why does confidence appear to be such a critical factor in sports performance? How lack of confidence destroyed my enjoyment and my game! During my time as a national athlete, I could have used heaps more clarity and confidence. One time, I remember being in Australia on tour for the Hong Kong National Netball Team, that I stayed awake all night before a competition, worrying about whether I could put the ball in the basket the next day. How bizarre, losing sleep over a sport I loved, why do we do this to ourselves?
    Being an over-achiever Why is it we put ourselves under enormous amounts of pressure to do well, improve or do the right thing, especially now during the lockdown; to eat well, stay connected, get involved and be on-line, with everyone else keeping fit? What if, our state of mind is not willing? It is no surprise that people get a sense of being left behind hopelessly struggling, with low self-esteem, and falling energy levels.
    I tried everything! As a mental skills specialist, my affirmations reminded me of all the times I had performed out of my skin. Positive self-talk and visualisation practise calming my busy mind filled my training diary. My knowledge of NLP and CBT developed my capacity to be mentally and emotionally aware and re-frame my thinking to reroute from habitual negative behaviours. Yet, none of these techniques brought me the confidence I needed to sleep easy and perform well. There were times when it felt agonisingly painful, leaving my whole body hurting, and my breathing shallow. The sport was impacting my mental health and wellbeing, which ultimately hindered my performance and results.

    The podcast shares the highlights from the webinar that followed this article:
    https://class-performance.com/confidence-in-sport/
     


     

    • 12 min
    The Art of Clarity in a Crisis

    The Art of Clarity in a Crisis

    During this Coronavirus, it’s common to want to feel better, get some relief, worry less and experience hope even amidst uncertainty and dramatic change, but where should you look?
    What do you usually do when you feel uncomfortable?
    Most people seem to up their game, and change something or someone out there, very few would look inside to the nature of their experience and the incredible intelligence of nature working behind the conceptual human system.
    What if you have everything inside already to feel OK, yes, I know, mystics have said this for hundreds of years, but stay with me, what if it is true?
    What if, all through your life, there is a resilience that you cannot explain that has got you through when things do not happen the way you want them?
    What if that same intelligence is what is connecting people right now, a strong sense of unity, compassion and gratitude. After all, you don’t make yourself tear up in sincere heartfelt appreciation, it just happens! You don’t need to grind those feelings out; somehow they just come, why, because they are natural to all human life. How can you harness this innate resilience and mental and emotional wellbeing that sits within your soul, and is yours to keep, just tucked under your temporary habitual thinking of how you want life to be?
     

    • 4 min