The Performing Brain ™


How do they do that? An Olympic Pre-Competition Mental Checklist

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Every two years I overhear people repeatedly asking "How did they do that?"  The "they" in question are Olympic athletes. We are constantly amazed and in awe of their performances. Particularly under the pressure of [...]

Lolo’s No Choke: Revisiting the 2012 Time article about Lolo Jones and choking

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the summer before the 2012 London Olympic Games I was interviewed for a Time article on Lolo Jones and choking. I thought the piece was well written, describing some of Lolo's history and the [...]

Helping Professionals Enhance the Injury Recovery for Athletes.

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

When personally talking to sport medicine professionals, specifically physical therapists and personal trainers, it is very prevalent that they believe athletes undergo psychological distress during injury. These professionals report knowing that the issue is there and try their best [...]

Rehab Psych 101: How Mental Do You Think The Injury Rehabilitation Process Actually Is?

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Injury on the field of play is usually from poor problem solving, a lack of ability to learn physical or mental skills to their full extent, the failure to attend to appropriate cues, lack of communication with [...]

Sports Pressure will always be there. How do you work with it?

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Sports Pressure 'When walking towards the Olympic track arena, it truly feels like you are walking into the gallows. ' This was noted by a recent professor of mine when talking about a previous client. [...]

There is more to it than just winning a medal.

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A previous professor of mine once asked my class, "Can anyone here tell me what the latin route of competition really means?" ... There was silence throughout the room ... He finally answered his own [...]