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Demystifying Mental Toughness is for people who want to reach their goals faster and are curious what high performing athletes and professionals do to fulfil their potential. David Charlton shares insights, strategies and stories from leading athletes, coaches, psychologists and specialists to help you perform to your optimum level on a more consistent basis. If you’re a motivated athlete, coach, sport psychologist, mental game coach or executive listen in for proven and practical advice in ...
 
Therapy without the fluff. Short episodes about mental health using real-world language. TJ Tucker, a licensed therapist, and Cody Pritchett, a next-gen nonprofit leader, help you live a free, fulfilling life through mental health conversations using stories and a down-to-earth style. They keep the episodes short so you can get to the root quickly. Friends for over 10 years, they tackle topics head-on and skip the flowery language and academic terms that sometimes accompany counseling - all ...
 
The Kill Shot is an episodic podcast hosted by @warstic founder, designer and former professional baseball player Ben Jenkins (aka Johnny Battle). The Kill Shot explores masters of mindset: top performers in sports, arts, business, and life who embody warrior spirit of grit and resilience in their battle to make themselves into extraordinary performers and humans. The Kill Shot is not about the naturals. It’s about people who possess a true growth mindset. People who knew their talent alone ...
 
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In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps an athlete who thinks he is not playing to the best of his abilities and battling expectations from people around him. Here is the question, Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: OSCAR: "I started my junior season of high school basketball. I haven’t been playing well. It feels like there’s too big of a…
 
In this short solo episode, I explain 5 reasons why you should look in more detail at the use of mindfulness and ACT in sport. How and why this approach goes on to free up mental space in your mind to enable you to perform better. I also summarise how Mindfulness and ACT can be used in harmony to develop a more mentally tough individual. 5 Key Bene…
 
In this episode I was joined by professional footballer Charlotte Potts where we had a deep and fascinating conversation about different challenges that she has faced so far in her life and when playing Professional Women’s Football. We went on to discuss Discrimination, Mental Health and Mindfulness too as well as a whole lot more. It’s well worth…
 
In today’s episode, I chat with Grant Henderson a former professional rugby player, Chief Operations Officer at The MCG Group and Co-Founder of i3profiling. Grant goes on to ask me many questions about the Demystifying Mental Toughness podcast, mental toughness, personality and environment. By listening to the episode you’ll learn more about how I …
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps parents understand and support his daughter who is struggling to play more aggressively and offensively during competitions. Here is the question Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: Sports Parent, DAVID: "My freshman daughter plays varsity basketball and in a recent player meeting, her coach remarked …
 
In this short solo episode, I share 2 short clips from the previous 2 episodes where I chat with Kevin Stansfield and Christina Flach to inspire and motivate you to reflect on your journey. My hope is that you will pick up some nougats of advice from the business world and then go on to adapt your approach and take some action so that you give your…
 
Following on from last week, again we look at what we can learn from the business world, entrepreneurship and sport and how they overlap. Mental Toughness is discussed in different contexts where I chat with Christina Flach, CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup. Christina was married to former Wimbledon champion and professional tennis player Ken Flach who sa…
 
In today’s episode I chat with author and Business Growth Expert Kevin Stansfield where we discuss what the golfer or sports enthusiast can learn from business and what the business owner can learn from golf or sport in general. We discuss Mental Toughness and Resilience in a sporting and business context. Business planning, strategy and goal setti…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps parents on how to address the self-critical mindset of their daughter when receiving feedback from her coach. Here is the question, Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: Sports Parent: EVAN: "My daughter is a 14-year-old soccer player with a lot of natural ability. But I think that she struggles with he…
 
This episode is the final part of a three-part series where I’ve tried to help people recognise that to develop Mental Toughness it is not simply about “being tough” or “egotistical” there is more to it than that. The series of episodes have looked at self-criticism, which we can all find difficult at different times and in different situations, fr…
 
Today is the second part of a 3-part series, where I share 2 more clips, this time from former England Cricketer and Senior Leadership Coach, Jeremy Snape and multiple World Champion Martial Artist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Stuart Wade. Jeremy highlights the importance of the psychological side to sport and Stuart defines Mental Toughness in Com…
 
This is a short solo episode and the first of 3 episodes where I share 2 reminders of what Mental Toughness is and apply it to different domains. The first clip is from Mental Toughness pioneer, Doug Strycharczyk which was recorded in our very first episode and the second clip comes from Sebastian De Chavez an elite professional rugby player for Ne…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps a tennis player who loses against opponents who he thinks he can beat easily, Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: ROGER: "I have anxiety, pressure before my matches. I lost to a player whom I could have defeated easily. He just hit the shots slowly and not deep. I know how to attack, but instead of at…
 
In today’s episode I speak to a well respected leadership coach, The Natural Leadership Coach and host for The Game of Leadership Podcast, Paula Eddy Wilcox. Paula and I discuss how you can regain clarity on your purpose and passion when you’ve lost your way, we chat about vulnerability and how being true to yourself can be frightening, we also tou…
 
In episode #127 I chat with fellow Mental Toughness Licensee, Paul Trainor. Paul is a former professional rugby league player, currently a director for Super League team, Salford Red Devils Rugby League Club and a director for Positive Synergy. We go on to discuss Mental Toughness in professional rugby league, how Mental Toughness applies to his cu…
 
In today's solo episode I talk about golf and what my role as a Sport Psychologist or Golf Performance Psychologist looks like, common challenges that golfers bring to me, difficulties that we experience as Sport Psychologists when working with golfers and a case study to highlight more about my approach to helping golfers shoot lower scores and en…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps parents understand a young athlete who has fragile confidence. Here is the question Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: Sports Parent: NICK: "I feel that some young athletes think they are "trying hard" but have no clue about what trying hard actually feels like. My son plays hockey and has earned a s…
 
Today I chat with HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist, Jack Hicks- Flynn about his love for the profession. He goes on to offer helpful insights into to the role of a sport psychologist in professional football clubs, drawing on experiences of working as an applied practitioner and a researcher in Southampton FC, Luton Town FC, Portsmouth FC and Wes…
 
Today's podcast episode looks at long-term serious injuries, the psychological impact and helpful strategies to help you manage your mental health during the rehabilitation process and afterwards. My guest, doctor of occupational therapy, Keagen Hadley has recently released a book called Torn: Overcoming the Psychological Challenges Post-ACL Injury…
 
In today’s episode I speak to Richard Dorney MBE. Richard served in the military for almost 39 years and has a wealth of experience in dealing with high stress situations. He’s now the Director of Strongmind Resiliency Training, a company that works to improve mental health support, trauma management and resilience mainly in public sector organisat…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps a player who wants to quit his game because he thinks he is not the best on the team, Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: Duane: "I’m playing soccer and I’m thinking about quitting because I am literally the worst one on the team. I tried to tell my parents that I don’t want to play soccer anymore, bu…
 
Today’s guest, Camilla Knight is an associate professor in sports psychology at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom, and she is an expert in youth sport. One of her key research interests is in understanding the role that parents play in the lives of their young athletes. In episode 122 of Demystifying Mental Toughness we discuss the role o…
 
Today marks a landmark in the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast where the show has been running for 2 years without missing a week. As a result, 2 very special guests and pioneers in the field Doug Strycharczyk and Dr John Perry join me. Together we discuss the third edition of their book alongside Professor Peter Clough, Developing Mental Toug…
 
In this solo episode I share some ideas for sport coaches so that they help develop mental strength in their athletes and teams. The methods I discuss are in contrast to what some people often consider as the way to develop Mental Strength or Mental Toughness by creating fear cultures, pushing athletes to their limits and dishing out punishments. I…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps a player who is struggling to compose himself during difficult times of the game. Here is the question, Dr. Cohn answers from Zed who had to say this about his game: ZED: "How do I control my emotions when I play. If something doesn’t go my way, I lose my head. How do I stop other people from gettin…
 
In today’s episode of Demystifying Mental Toughness, I chat with my colleague James Lau, where we discussed his journey to qualifying as a Sport Psychologist. We also considered lessons that he’d learned along the way and challenges that he had encountered in his training and now as an Applied Sport and Exercise Psychologist, in his private practic…
 
On today's episode of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast, I was delighted to be joined by Dr. Bob Winters, an internationally recognised sport psychologist who has supported US Men’s and Women’s Open Golf Champions and many other elite professional and amateur athletes across a variety of sports. In the episode we discuss sport psychology in…
 
While in town for a series in Arlington, Kike Hernandez and Bobby Dalbec stopped by the Warstic Flagship Store and Headquarters. For Episode 015 of the Kill Shot Podcast, they sat down with Warstic Founder Ben Jenkins to talk about how they approach the grind and finding your role in the clubhouse.
 
This week’s solo episode is part two where I build on last week’s episode and share 4 more ideas and further resources to help footballers who come across the challenge of being released from football clubs. It’s a naturally difficult time for the player and their family where their motivation and mental health can be tested. My ideas relate to how…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps a soccer player understand the importance of team communication to achieve success. In addition, he highlights the mindset of moving on from past mistakes and staying in the moment of the game. In this episode, Dr. Cohn Answers a question from Lee who had to say this about this about his game: LEE: …
 
In this solo episode, I discuss an obstacle many of our clients come across, being released from football clubs. This episode is part one, of a two part series designed to give players, coaches and parents of players some ideas on how the mentally tough player would view the situation. I also share 4 ideas and a number of resources that can help pl…
 
Today, I'm joined by a former international cricketer and Senior Leadership Coach, Jeremy Snape. We go on to discuss mental toughness in cricket, the pressures of playing at the international level in front of thousands of spectators, as well as looking at the relationship between sport performance and business. Enjoy tuning in! Key Learning Points…
 
Today I’m joined by Tim Bradshaw author of Because I Can, a former surveillance and target acquisition patrol soldier and covert human intelligence officer. We discuss his quest to help people understand it’s ok to ask for help when they have mental health concerns. Stepping out of your comfort zone, taking on challenges such as Everest are also ta…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps a player on how to stay confident in shooting after a couple of misses during the game, Dr. Cohn answers a question from Sam who had to say this about his game. Sam said: "If I miss a couple of shots in the game, I lose confidence. Or if somebody makes a negative comment, I lose confidence. Eventual…
 
In today's podcast episode #113, I’m joined by the adventurous and inspirational Polly Brennan, founder of Adventurous Coaching and creator of The Mental Fitness Kitbag™ Model. Our discussion centres around mental fitness, mental health and mental toughness where we share some helpful strategies to help you manage your mental health. Enjoy tuning i…
 
In this solo episode, I discuss a challenge that many young athletes often come across and something that we get approached by parents and the athlete themselves about on a regular basis. Dealing with physical insecurities. I go on to share some exercises, that I often use citing a case study of Harry (pseudonym) the goalkeeper who was small for hi…
 
This week I chat with HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist, Michael Caulfield about his route into the field and his work in elite professional football with managers, players and multi-disciplinary teams. He shares fascinating insights into his work, the importance of being courageous whatever your role. Michael has been fortunate to work with Garet…
 
Our guest today is very inspirational, Dan Steele was an excellent decathlete and an Olympic bronze medalist in Bobsleigh. He was also one of the most successful collegiate track and field coaches in America. In this episode, we discuss his journey, some obstacles that he overcame along the way as an athlete. Psychological strategies that he used t…
 
Today’s guest Maria Jeffers has a background in psychometric testing and is the Business Development Manager for AQR International, who holds the licensing for the 4C’s Mental Toughness model. Maria has a passion for mental toughness as well as horses. In this episode, we discuss how mental toughness applies to horse riding and the challenges of pa…
 
In this solo episode, I again look at commitment, a measure of mental toughness, from different angles with the aim of helping you stay on top of your goals. Finding ways not to be derailed so easily when the inevitable setbacks and obstacles find you. I also touch on the importance of emotional control and managing your emotions on your journey. W…
 
In this solo episode, I look at commitment, a measure of mental toughness from different angles. Sharing excerpts from 2 previous episodes of Demystifying Mental Toughness with Steve Hackney and JJ Vallely, as well as discussing a quote from Arsene Wenger’s book “My Life in Red and White.” Additionally, I talk about what I see as a common challenge…
 
In Episode 14 of the Kill Shot Podcast, The Hitting Vault’s Matt Lisle sits down with Warstic founder Ben Jenkins. As a hitting coach, Matt has adapted a no “cookie cutter” approach to his instruction. He’s studied hitters at the top of their game and understands that even though they all have similar characteristics in achieving results, a one siz…
 
In this sports psychology podcast, Dr. Cohn helps parents understand a young athlete who has fragile confidence. Here is the question, Dr. Cohn answers in this episode: Sports Parent: "My son plays for a top soccer team in the state. He does great at practice, and he does amazing in other sports when he’s one of the best in the team. Right now, he …
 
This episode looks at an important element of Mental Toughness, commitment. With my guest, Amy Rowlinson, the host of the fantastic Focus on Why podcast. We dig deeper and talk about why we do what we do. Living a purposeful life, not simply drifting, responding to challenging times, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, our core values, and how you …
 
In this episode, I was joined by former professional footballer Hannah Bromley where we had a fascinating conversation. We discussed the pressures of playing international football, playing overseas in different cultures and how this went on to impact her performance levels. Coach communication was part of our conversation too as well as mental hea…
 
Today I’m joined by a South African professional rugby player, Sebastian De Chaves, who is currently plying his trade in the USA with Austin Gilgronis and has represented a number of Premiership Rugby clubs. We discuss mental toughness in elite professional rugby, the use of sport psychology, typical challenges that rugby players and coaches face a…
 
Welcome to episode #103 of Demystifying Mental Toughness. This is the final part of four specially created episodes to celebrate reaching our century! The episode is hugely insightful with a number of our guests to date, again sharing many fantastic takeaways. The messages come from the world of marathon running, rugby, tennis, cricket, combat spor…
 
In this week's podcast, Dr. Cohn interviews a former WNBA player, Coach Val Whiting. She was part of two NCAA Championship and she works with U Sports and serves in the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance. Dr. Patrick Cohn is a master mental game coach who works with junior to professional athletes at Peak Performance Sports,…
 
Welcome to episode #102 of Demystifying Mental Toughness. This is part three of four specially created episodes to celebrate reaching our century! This time the episode is created with soccer and football fanatics in mind where the great guests that have been interviewed on the show to date, and with experiences in soccer or football, go on to shar…
 
Welcome to episode #101 of Demystifying Mental Toughness. This is part two of four specially created episodes to celebrate reaching our century! This time the episode is created with golf enthusiasts in mind where the nine first class guests that have been interviewed on the show to date about all things golf and mental toughness share their key ta…
 
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