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Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

September 9, 2011
Recovery from Distractions Fast: The Thought Pattern Interrupt (TPI)

Athletes in every sport will from time to time lose focus, become self-conscious, have self-doubts to contend with and worry about things. It happens especially in cycling, which can be grueling on the best of days. Emotions with strong physical components are the worst because they have what’s called an attractor field – an...
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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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Bad Boys in the NFL – Who Succeeds at Making a Comeback?

May 18, 2011
Bad Boys in the NFL – Who Succeeds at Making a Comeback?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists and Loren Fogelman, MEd,  EFT-ADV, Sport Performance Consultant   -When Gifted Athletes Fall from Grace- “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” - Dale...
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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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Race As Well As You Train – Ski Racing & Anxiety in Sports

January 7, 2011
Race As Well As You Train – Ski Racing & Anxiety in Sports

by Dr. Haley Perlus with Stephen Walker, PhD How nervous do you get on race day? How do you feel in the start area when you see your fellow competitors warming up, the coaches preparing skis and the parents collecting jackets and wishing their kids good luck? When you’re standing in line for your...
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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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From the Field: Q/A with the Doc – Parenting Kid Athletes

April 2, 2010
From the Field: Q/A with the Doc – Parenting Kid Athletes

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of  Sport Psychologists Question:    “My 13-year-old son is really getting into soccer.  I want to support him in this endeavor, but am not sure of the best way to do that?   Should I go to every game?    He is at an age where he says he doesn’t...
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Coaching Education: Coachs' Interpersonal Styles Affect Motivation

March 13, 2010
Coaching Education: Coachs' Interpersonal Styles Affect Motivation

Stephen Walker interviews Paige Gregson, a graduate student Brock University completing her masters in sport sciences.
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Performance at its Best: Apolo Anton Ohno

March 2, 2010
Performance at its Best: Apolo Anton Ohno

“I’ve always, in the back of my head, wanted to be known as one of the greatest short track speedskaters of all time,” he told The Associated Press on Monday and on Friday, he brought it all home. by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists “In the end, its the extra...
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Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

February 26, 2010
Sport Psychology at the Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists In a previous article involving a “From the Field” interview with Dr. Stephen Walker, Podium Sports Journal answered several questions with respect to the mental conditioning these great athletes engage in prior to their competition performance.  Those questions focused on preparation under the best...
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