In this episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Andy Lane who is a Professor of Sports Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
Prof Lane has provided self-help material for runners at the London Marathon including 5 tips on how to use strategies such as if-then planning on Five audio files. Given the worldwide popularity of soccer and pressures associated with winning, Prof Lane is regularly asked for comment on TV, radio, website and newspapers. For example, he worked with Adidas on videos with Glenn Hoddle and Mathew LeTissier on penalty taking.
He has led high profile research projects such as ‘Can you compete under pressure?’ a BBC Lab UK-led project fronted by former Olympian Michael Johnson.
In This Episode We Discuss:
- Why do people want to hide depression (self-present positivity)?
- Proactive coping methods for dealing with emotion
- Gender difference’s with dealing with emotion
- If you think someone is watching you and you have thought you won’t do well, you won’t want to do something (predominantly seen in males)
- Tips on dealing with emotions
Links & Resources
- Article: Developing a positive attitude towards pressure improves performance
- Article: Ageing athletes and the power of psychology
- Article: David Walliams’ Endurance Swimming Coach Reveals All
- Book: Should I Strap A Battery To My Head? (And Other Questions About Emotion)
- Andy Lane on Twitter
Furthermore, I thought this article by Helen Sanders would be helpful on the power of positive thinking.
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Special thanks to Andy for joining me this week. Until next time!