Applied Sports Psychology

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics: Sports Psychologists and Positive Psychology

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics: Sports Psychologists and Positive Psychology

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Elite Athletes

I am so proud that my emerging field of “Sports Psychology” is always on display during the Olympics, as the US teams each have sport psychologists who specialize in their sport. Now, I apply the exact same techniques for sales, HR, and Financial Professionals.  The article below was written by psychologist, Rodney L. Lowman.  He says it better than I can. – Dr. Jack Singer Guest Post by Psy... Read More »

Lessons We All Can Learn From Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks!

Lessons We All Can Learn From Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks!

Applied Sports Psychology

I don’t know Russell Wilson personally, but, in my practice as a Professional Sport Psychologist for the past 33 years, I know a thing or two about what it takes to become a champion, about mental toughness and resilience to adversity, all of which Russell and the Seahawks displayed so beautifully in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. Like NFL quarterbacks, all athletes have to deal with obstacl... Read More »

Chip Kelly’s 6 Keys to Run a Great Practice

Applied Sports Psychology

This post is courtesy of Championship Performance. Even though he is talking primarily of sports teams, his points and wisdom also speak to team building no matter what profession you are in. Current Philadelphia Eagle and former Oregon football coach Chip Kelly is recognized as an innovator in his approach to the game. It all starts with the way his teams practice. Here are his 6 keys to run a gr... Read More »

One of the Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make

Applied Sports Psychology / Stress Management

Make a New Year's Resolution to get more sleep! The effects of sleep deprivation are devastating, but the symptoms are silent for many years, so, like silent blood pressure issues, we tend to ignore the problem. Read More »

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Overcoming the Top Barriers to Peak Performance

Applied Sports Psychology / Sport Psychology Tip of the Day

Teaching peak performance skills is the most frequent request I receive as a Sport Psychologist. Here are 7 key barriers to achieving peak performance and proven methods for overcoming them. Read More »

Stress Mastery Rx #1

Applied Sports Psychology / Stress Management / Stress Mastery Rx Series

This is Stress Mastery Rx #1 in a series of 77 proven personal prescriptions from psychologist Dr. Jack Singer. Read More »

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Maintaining Team Synergy

Applied Sports Psychology / Elite Athletes

by Jack Singer, Ph.D. Licensed Sport/Clinical Psychologist 4 Critical Ways to Maintain Team Synergy During a Long Season [contentbox width=”500″ borderwidth=”1″ borderstyle=”dashed” bordercolor=”000000″ dropshadow=”0″ backgroundcolor=”F5F5F5″ radius=”0″]This is the 5th of a series of cutting edge tips from the fiel... Read More »

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Turning Anger Into a Positive Force

Applied Sports Psychology / General

Anger is a “normal emotion” and when controlled, can actually serve some very practical purposes, such as becoming an energizer and motivator. You can channel the strength and energy of your angry emotions into finding a practical solution to the problems that evoked the anger. Read More »

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Checklist for Productive Practices

Applied Sports Psychology

Coaches frequently complain that practices are not consistently productive and research shows that the more practices simulate game conditions, the better athletes and teams perform during games. Therefore, having consistently productive practices is crucial to team success. Read More »

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Team Building Exercise

Applied Sports Psychology

Sport Psychology Tip of the Day: Team Building Exercise. This is the first of a series of cutting edge tips from the field of Sport Psychology to help you reach peak performance, both as an individual athlete and as a team. Read More »

The Elusive “Mental Toughness” Ability

Applied Sports Psychology / Elite Athletes / General

Mental toughness involves teaching athletes how to take control of their performance. Learn the 4 C's of mental toughness in sports with Dr. Jack Singer. Read More »

Dr. Jack Singer’s Anger Mastery Series [Medical Hypnosis]

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Medical Hypnosis

Dr. Jack Singer’s Anger Mastery Series Jack Singer, Ph.D., nationally-renowned Clinical and Sport Psychologist, Professional Speaker and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, has spent the last 20 plus years working with clients who have experienced issues with anger. This Anger Mastery series is based on state of the art research in Anger Management, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Clinical ... Read More »

Coaching by Intimidation Does NOT Work

Applied Sports Psychology / Children and Family / Elite Athletes

During my 33 years as a Professional Sport Psychologist, I have been disheartened by the volume of young athletes who describe coaches that "coach" by intimidation, threats and humiliation. Read More »

Sports Psychologists now working with the Olympic teams

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Elite Athletes

In the last 20 years, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has increased the number of full-time sport psychologists from one to six. Read More »

Youth and Sports: What Does Love Have to Do With It?

Applied Sports Psychology / Blog / Children and Family

A caring climate in a youth summer sport camp program can predict psychological well being of those the youngsters throughout their sports camp experience. Read More »

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