22 December

The Plasticine of the mind

Mind Plasticine If you think of your mind as a bed of plasticine it’s easy to understand how the past affects us. For every major event or trauma an indentation is made in the plasticine, and if we allow it …

15 December

TRUTH DON’T BE POLARISED

Wikipedia – There are differing claims on such questions as what constitutes truth: what things are truth bearers capable of being true or false; how to define and identify truth; the roles that faith-based and empirically based knowledge play; and …

10 December

Live in Risk or Suffocate in Safemode

Risk: Risk, what does it mean to you? In sport, life and even in business, risk is part of our adventure.  It’s something that keeps us motivated and alive. It gives body and fullness to our experience but more than …

28 November

Fear and Doubt

We all have it, right? To one degree or another, whether we admit it or not, we all suffer at the hands of doubt. Doubt is usually accompanied by its close friend fear. When I mention doubt, what am I …

28 November

Athletes and Judgement

Having worked with many athletes over the years as a coach, and within the last 10 years being someone who studies Psychology in its many forms, one of the fundamental things that I have learned is the fact that athletes …

28 November

Bastard Desire in Sports Performance

I remember reading an article once by a guy named Derek Hynd, Derek is a writer for Australian surf media. He was one of Australia’s, if not the world’s, first surf coaches. He is also an eccentric character, a bit …

27 November

Athletes and Power of the Present Moment

After 13 years of coaching and interacting with athletes I find that the biggest single hurdle for athletes is their mental approach to racing and training and, indeed more importantly, their attitude to life in general. I find that athletes …