Posing Power

The link between the mind and the body is very powerful. We only have to observe someone’s body language to know what sort of mood they’re in. But does it work in reverse? Can the body change the mind? There’s a theory called ‘Embodied Cognition’ that says it can. Quite simply, if you want to...

Staying Motivated

Have you ever wondered how people remain motivated to achieve a task when faced with extreme difficulties and obstacles? Consciously we can plan, prepare and use a whole host of goal setting techniques but according to some new research it seems that our unconscious minds play an important part in this too. The research (Huang...

Should athletes prepare for defeat?

Out of the 10,500 athletes who are competing at the London 2012 Games only 302 will win. The rest will be left to navigate the kaleidoscope of emotions that comes with failing to win. Many athletes struggle to cope with the weight of expectation that is placed upon them by their supporters and their expectant...

Communicating Your Message

I was watching a junior hockey match recently from a position where I was able to hear one of the coaches giving his pre-match instructions. As I listened to the coach talk I began to notice the reaction of his young players. Some were engaged, some looked a little confused and some looked completely detached....

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