7 Ways to Enhance Resilience in Young Athletes

What is Resilience? Resilience is a skill that is essential for all young people to develop. According to Benard (2004) – “…personal resilience strengths are the individual characteristics associated with healthy development and life success”(p.13). These personal strengths do not cause resilience, but are the positive developmental outcomes that demonstrate …

Fixed Mindset v’s Growth Mindset – How Does it Relate to Sport?

In the past, some philosophers and researchers believed that intelligence was fixed and could not be changed. Thanks to the latest research in neuroscience, we are now seeing how the brain is continuously changing. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, shares the differences between a fixed …

The Why, What, Where, Who and When of Self-Compassion in Sport

The past few weeks, I have been talking to people about self-compassion and how it relates to sports people. Subsequently, today I wanted to share some more about the why, what, where, who and when of self-compassion in sport. Let’s get started… Why Self-Compassion? Quite simply because –  “A moment …