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Creating an Advanced Mindset (Part 2)

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Apr 23, 2019

After you have given yourself the opportunity to create an advanced mindset, it is time to further develop that mindset. You began by understanding that difficulty and challenge can still…

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Creating an Advanced Mindset (Part 1)

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Mar 31, 2019

Optimizing your performance or your life requires a lot of dedication and time. One of the first priorities in doing so is to create an advanced mindset. The mindset of…

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Best Ways to Cope with Injury in Sport

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Mar 23, 2019

Athletes strive to keep their bodies fit and healthy, but inevitably we all need to know the best ways to cope with injury in sport. Physical training, skills development, nutrition,…

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Becoming “Free”

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Jan 3, 2019

The topic of this post is the process of becoming “free.” Not in the sense of living in a country where we talk about our personal freedoms and what it…

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Commitment to Excellence

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Dec 1, 2018

When athletes and performers engage in a mental skills process to help them work on themselves and their mind game of sport or event they are making a commitment to…

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Utilizing Self-talk

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Aug 22, 2018

There are many aspects of self-talk that can be utilized in sport performance. as previously mentioned, we can direct our attention and focus using cue-words (like “quick feet” or “square…

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Believing Your Internal Thoughts

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Jun 22, 2018

Self-talk is a well-known psychological skill that can be used to enhance performance, but only if you believe what your internal thoughts are saying. Of course, the type of self-talk…

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Return from Set-Backs

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Jan 29, 2018

Returning from set-backs can be a frustrating process. To put it in familiar, frustrated experiences: the pain and discomfort of biting the inside of our cheek or lip. Inevitably this…

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Why Athletes are Good at Life

By John Gassaway, PsyD | Dec 29, 2017

Participating in a sport, training your mind and your body, and challenging yourself will make you an athlete, and doing these things will make you good at life. When we…

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