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Mental Training

3 Essential Mindsets for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

When I talk about mindset, I mean what is going on in your head just before you begin a competition, whether on the field, course, court, track, what-have-you. What happens in your mind during that oh-so-important period sets the stage for whether you perform to the best of your ability.

How To Train Your Brain For Your Next Marathon

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Set realistic goals for finishing. Make sure they are doable and within reach. If you're a 10-minute miler, then don't set and run at an eight-minute pace starting out. Remember, it truly isn't a sprint -- it's literally a marathon.

Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why isn't mental training treated the same as physical and technical training?

Sports Psychology Olympics at Sochi: Inside the Mind of an Olympian -- Mental Training to Perform Your Best

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

How do Olympic athletes work with sports psychologists behind the scenes so they can perform their best? How do they use mental training and visualization to overcome their fears and stay focused? Did you know, can you use the same techniques as the Olympians?

Sochi Olympics and Sports Psychology for Athletes

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Being their sports psychologist and performance coach, I'm using leading edge mental training techniques and customized sports visualization training audios to help them be more confident, relaxed, and focused so they can be at at heir best under pressure when the world is watching.

Super Bowl Quarterback Mindset: How to Focus, Feel and Perform Like a Champion

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Complete and undivided attention for the quarterback, and for all of us, is difficult to come by. As an athlete, you can easily become sidetracked by a myriad of external factors or the mind's thought processes.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Dr. JoAnn's Mental Training Workouts: Positive Visualization for World Champs and for You

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

How can we translate that champion mentality that we see at the World Championships into a powerful mindset that can help us on a daily basis? Here's how you can apply this mental training to your fitness and your life.

Mental Training for Sports Begins in the Gym

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Using mental skills as a part of your physical conditioning program is a great way to begin to ingrain those skills that will be of such benefit in the quality of your training and when you compete.

Aging Photographs and Cognitive Quilts

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.08.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

For a growing number of adults, questions about cognitive aging are increasingly personal and relevant. We want to know what, specifically, will keep us sharp into old age. Unhappily, there is very little empirical evidence available to help Baby Boomers sort all this out. Until now.

The Competition Mindset of Olympic Athletes -- and How You Can Acquire It Too

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Competing and winning are about more than working out and working hard. Learn how to develop a calm, confident, optimistic mindset bolstered by a balanced life. A fit soul, along with a fit body, will help you succeed at anything.

Visualizing The Soul As A Garden

William Horden | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Visualizing the soul as a garden helps us really feel an inner space that is both sacred and filled with life. Here, we can sow the seeds of all our most cherished experiences and weed out the self-defeating doubts we have acquired from the time in which we live.

Confidence Matters for Athletes

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Too often athletes are their own worst enemy rather than their best ally. When you compete, whose side are you on?