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Positive Psychology Enhances Coaching & Athlete Productivity

February 28, 2012
Positive Psychology Enhances Coaching & Athlete Productivity

Shawn Achor has been an innovator and key promoter of the principles in Positive Psychology.  As a researcher in this arena for the past 10 years, the results are gaining traction in numerous fields – but none need it more than in the field of coaching education.  Old school methodology, and hard-nosed tough guy...
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The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

August 23, 2011
The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

By Dr. Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Have you ever wondered how your thinking might influence your physical health, performance or well-being? In the second quarter issue of 2005, research was presented by Dr. Alan Rozanski in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focused on developments in the field of Behavioral Cardiology....
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Brainspotting Part 2 – A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

March 21, 2011
Brainspotting Part 2 – A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

From the Editor: Brainspotting is an emerging treatment modality used by a growing collection of mental health practitioners originally designed and developed for treating trauma – including, but not limited to, sports trauma.  Sports like baseball, football, gymnastics, diving, cheer competitions and the like have gained notoriety for some of the problems these athletes...
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Brainspotting Part 1: A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

February 4, 2011
Brainspotting Part 1: A Neurobehavioral Treatment for Sports Trauma

From the Editor: Brainspotting is an emerging treatment modality used by a growing collection of mental health practitioners originally designed and developed for treating trauma – including, but not limited to, sports trauma.  Sports like gymnastics, diving, cheer competitions and the like have gained notoriety for some of the problems these athletes have developed...
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Life, Community & Energy – A Message from Dr. Jim Loehr

November 6, 2010
Life, Community & Energy – A Message from Dr. Jim Loehr

There are dozens of highlights at every AASP conference and they include the great research presented, successes recognized, new horizons pursued by people who almost without exception favor the tenets of positive psychology in practice.  One of the most insightful experiences in this meeting came from Jim Loehr, EdD, CEO of the Human Performance...
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The Centering Breath – Control Pre-Competition Stress

April 15, 2007
The Centering Breath – Control Pre-Competition Stress

By Dr. Stephen Walker Do you get uncontrollable “jitters” prior to competing?  Do you sometimes want to throw up before a race? The “Centering Breath” is a stress control technique employed to reduce an individual’s experience of nervousness and/or anxiety and enable them to “control” how much their ‘butterflies’ affect them. This article provides...
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Doping in Sports – What You Should Know

March 15, 2007
Doping in Sports – What You Should Know

Editor’s note: The Spanish Courts upheld charges filed recently against Eufemiano Fuentes and Jose Marino Batres, the doctors at the center of a major doping investigation in cycling that busted Jan Ullrich, Ivan Basso, Francisco Mancebo and several others out of the 2006 Tour de France. Nearly 100 bags of frozen blood and equipment...
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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

  A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a young coach that truly serves as a great...
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