145 episodes

Hilinski’s Hope brings you Unit3d - a podcast where sport psychologists and mental health professionals team up to hold conversations for student athletes on mental health. Many of us share common concerns, these discussions are a reminder that we are not alone, but unit3d in this world together. Welcome to the Hilinski’s hope, mind, spirit, and performance playbook. If you have any questions or topics you would like for us to discuss, please email us at info@hilinskishope.org. Unit3d is hosted by Dr. Josie Nicholson, licensed psychologist and sport psychologist for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Unit3d Hilinski's Hope

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Hilinski’s Hope brings you Unit3d - a podcast where sport psychologists and mental health professionals team up to hold conversations for student athletes on mental health. Many of us share common concerns, these discussions are a reminder that we are not alone, but unit3d in this world together. Welcome to the Hilinski’s hope, mind, spirit, and performance playbook. If you have any questions or topics you would like for us to discuss, please email us at info@hilinskishope.org. Unit3d is hosted by Dr. Josie Nicholson, licensed psychologist and sport psychologist for the Ole Miss Rebels.

    ReUnit3d:Overall #1:Spencer Torkelson

    ReUnit3d:Overall #1:Spencer Torkelson

    During the months of June and July, the Unit3d team is taking a break.  We have asked people close to the podcast to choose their favorite episode to air as a "ReUnit3d" during this time.  Overall #1:Spencer Torkelson is Christine Lombardi's pick.  Spencer Torkelson grew up with a great deal of hype surrounding his baseball career.  He was always known as a baseball player and was drafted as the number one pick in the 2020 draft, going to the Detroit Tigers.  In this episode of Unit3d, Spencer talks about the bizarre end to his college career, how he developed his identity away from baseball, how he handles failure and pressure and how important it is to be yourself rather than try to live up to who people want you to be.  He also addresses how strong the stigma around mental illness is and how important it is to take care of your brain in order to be your best self.

    • 34 min
    ReUnit3d:If I Knew Then...Tina Cvetkovic

    ReUnit3d:If I Knew Then...Tina Cvetkovic

    During the months of June and July, the Unit3d team is taking a break.  We have asked people close to the podcast to choose their favorite episode to air as a "ReUnit3d" during this time.  If I Knew Then...Tina Cvetkovic is Terka's Janatova's pick.  Whenever we look back on the past we can see things from a different perspective and with knowledge of how things turn out.  Often when we examine the past with the information we have in the present, we would have done things differently.  But back then, we didn’t have all the information so we must know we did the best we could and have compassion for the way we handled the challenges of our lives.  We cannot change the past, but we can encourage others to learn from our experiences and the insights we have gained.  Former Idaho State University women’s tennis player Tina Cvetkovic is currently coaching at IMG academy in Florida and has a lot of wisdom to share, learned from her journey through college athletics.

    • 40 min
    ReUnited:Drew Robinson:My Story of Surviving

    ReUnited:Drew Robinson:My Story of Surviving

    During the months of June and July, the Unit3d team is taking a break.  We have asked people close to the podcast to choose their favorite episode to air as a "ReUnit3d" during this time.  Drew Robinson:My Story of Surviving is Chelsi Battle's pick.  Every time someone shares their authentic story of mental health struggle, the stigma is reduced. This is particularly the case when athletes use their platform to share the importance of tending to mental health. This is the commitment that Drew Robinson has made, and the San Francisco Giants have helped him make this his new-found career as a mental health advocate. Drew has an amazing story and he shares his struggles and triumphs on this episode of Unit3d. 

    • 54 min
    ReUnit3d:Bored in the House:Tempted to Use

    ReUnit3d:Bored in the House:Tempted to Use

    During the months of June and July, the Unit3d team is taking a break.  We have asked people close to the podcast to choose their favorite episode to air as a "ReUnit3d" during this time.  Bored in the House:Tempted to Use is Brian Simmons pick.  Boredom, stress, anxiety and not having a time line for our next end goal can all be reasons that can lead to temptations to turn to drugs and and alcohol.  But is it worth the cost?  Dr. LaTisha Bader, Chief Clinical Officer for Women's Recovery, will speak about these temptations, ways to avoid the pitfalls and keep a focus on health, drawing from over 18 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction and sport psychology.

    • 37 min
    ReUnit3d:Grind to a Fault

    ReUnit3d:Grind to a Fault

    During the months of June and July, the Unit3d team is taking a break.  We have asked people close to the podcast to choose their favorite episode to air as a "ReUnit3d" during this time.  Grind to a Fault is Dr. Tom Golightly's pick.  We are all familiar with the “grind,” and working hard is an exalted characteristic.  We live in a culture of “grind it out” where everything around us tells us that hard work is the ultimate path to success.  However, this work harder culture does not give us much room for feeling good about taking time for ourselves to rest, recover, and recharge.  Dr. Sonali Wason talks on Unit3d about the drawbacks of a work harder mindset and ways to rethink seeing rest as a key part of being productive.

    • 39 min
    A Little R&R

    A Little R&R

    We call summer a “break” but do we really know how to rest?  Relaxing can be challenging for those who are typically very productive; its difficult to view rest times as productive.  On this episode of Unit3d, Dr. Lee Dorpfeld of the University of South Florida shares great insight and tips for relaxing and recovering during times of break so we can recharge for the coming semester.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

NDCTCA ,

Wonderful podcast!

This is one of my favorite podcasts! Timely topics and guests who are experts in athlete mental health—great balance of licensed mental health professionals and those with lived experience.

This is a must listen podcast if you care about Ayers well-being!

Alley718# ,

Loved it

Absolutely a great podcast

Dr.GoHard ,

Excellent resource

Great resource for the student-athletes I work with. Very cool to hear from the experts in the field as well as the student-athletes. Highly recommend!!

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