Brain-Based Coaching

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Coaching, Cognitive Neuroscience, Feature, Psychology | 0 comments

Coaching is a process that helps people change. For changes to occur we need to change the way we think, what we attend to and how we see the world around us. Neuroscientist, Srinivasan Pillay remarks that coaching is the bridge between our imagination and action. Coaching clients are generally mentally healthy individuals who desire psychological or emotional growth, or who recognise that their current thinking patterns no longer produce the...

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How I went from competing to experiencing

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Feature, Sports Psychology | 1 comment

I have always been highly competitive, especially in individual sports. Perhaps it is because I just love going fast, and nothing makes you feel as fast as when you come flying past your fellow competitors (the only thing that is comparable is racing downhill on my mountain bike). I was (am) a speed junkie (and not the amphetamine kind). After many years of not participating in competitive sport, I did something really crazy, or so most of my...

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Your Mental Game Plan for the Argus Cycle Tour

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Feature, Psychology, Sports Psychology | 0 comments

As the time grows closer to the Argus Cycle Tour I see more and more cyclists on the road “miles in the legs” in preparation for the big day. As much as getting time in the saddle is important, consider spending some time preparing mentally for the race. Here are six things to consider when preparing mentally for the Argus. Think about what you usually do, both physically and mentally, before you race. Think about what has worked...

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Happiness – Do we have a choice?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Psychology | 1 comment

The growth of neuroscience and genetics has seen an increasing number of articles stating that the part of the brain that does this or that, or the gene for this or that has been discovered. Happiness has not escaped these studies. Here is one such article I found in The Telegraph “Born miserable – some people genetically programmed to be negative” (http://bit.ly/fF7cja). Wow. I hope I am not that person! After reading that article...

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In the Pursuit of Happiness Contentment and Mindfulness Win

Posted by on Jan 2, 2011 in Psychology | 2 comments

Ask anyone if they want to be happy and they’ll surely say yes. The pursuit of happiness has spurned a multi-million dollar business. But the relentless pursuit of happiness is unrealistic. No one is happy all of the time and when people expect to be happy all of the time, they are likely to find happiness an illusive state of mind. As the obsession with happiness has reached great heights, it is only natural to expect an antithetical...

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