By: Eddie O'Connor

how to run faster

How to Run Faster: Tips from a Sports Psychologist

June 21, 2024

Learning how to run faster isn’t just about putting one foot in front of the other quicker. 

It involves a mix of physical prowess and mental strategies. 

As a sports psychologist, I’ve seen firsthand how powerful the mind can be in enhancing athletic performance. 

Here are some tips to help you speed up your runs by harnessing the power of your mind.

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mental training techniques

Effective Mental Training Techniques for Athletes

June 18, 2024

Today we’re talking about the most effective mental training techniques for athletes that help them be the best! 

Whether you’re an athlete pushing your limits or someone who loves watching the game, we all know that sports aren’t just about physical prowess. 

Mental strength plays a huge role too!

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questions to ask a sports psychologist

Questions to Ask a Sports Psychologist & What to Expect in Your First Session

June 12, 2024

Today we’re talking about questions to ask a sports psychologist and what to expect during your first session. 

So, you’re thinking about seeing a sports psychologist? 

Smart move!

It can really boost your game. 

This guide will help you make the most of your first session and know what to expect.

Let’s get into it!

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hybrid athlete

The Hybrid Athlete: A Sports Psychologist’s Perspective

June 10, 2024

Ever wondered what it takes to be a hybrid athlete?

Think of someone who excels in multiple sports or disciplines.

It’s not just about physical training; the mental game is huge.

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act therapy techniques

The Only 6 ACT Therapy Techniques You Need

June 8, 2024

Today we’re talking about ACT Therapy Techniques, as one of the most impactful tools I’ve found is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT.

As a sports psychologist, I’m always on the lookout for effective methods to help athletes maximize their potential. 

If you’re not familiar with it yet, buckle up, because ACT is a game-changer.

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acceptance and commitment therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from a Sports Psychologist’s Perspective

June 6, 2024

Enter Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a powerful tool in sports psychology that can help you overcome these hurdles and unlock your full potential.

Ever felt like your mind is your biggest opponent on the field? 

You’re not alone. 

Athletes of all levels face mental challenges that can hinder their performance and enjoyment of the sport. 

Let me explain further:

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psychological techniques

Top 10 Psychological Techniques Used by Professional Coaches

June 3, 2024

The mind plays a huge role in sports, and professional coaches use a variety of psychological techniques to help athletes reach their full potential

Ever wondered how the best athletes in the world keep their cool, stay focused, and consistently deliver top-notch performances? 

It’s not just about physical training…

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sports psychologist

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Sports Psychologist for You

May 28, 2024

Sports psychologists play a vital role in enhancing both performance and mental health, providing athletes with tools to manage pressure, maintain motivation, and recover from setbacks. 

This guide aims to help you navigate the process of choosing the right sports psychologist to meet your unique needs.

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hybrid athlete training program

Hybrid Athlete Training Program from a Sports Psychologist’s Perspective

May 22, 2024

Hybrid athlete training programs are on the rise. 

These programs combine different sports disciplines into one training regimen. 

They require physical strength, endurance, and agility. 

But, the psychological aspect is equally important. 

Let’s dive into how the mind plays a crucial role in hybrid athlete training.

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good sportsmanship

Good Sportsmanship: Essential Strategies for Athletes

May 20, 2024

This article explores the core of good sportsmanship and offers practical strategies for athletes to embrace and exhibit it.

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