Stress – “Great Stress-pectations”

April 13th, 2018|

Stress, stress, stress ... Stress has become the “superword” of the health world. We hear it everywhere, we read about it, we believe it impacts our everyday health. We have been told it holds a contributing factor to illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, alzheimers, autoimmune conditions, musculoskeletal disorders. We have [...]

Strategies from Sport Psych: “A Little Bit of Sport Psych In My Life …” (In song please)

February 25th, 2018|

Warning: Does not contain rocket science... In comparison to some of the other psychology sub-disciplines, sport psychology is still a toddler. We started thinking about the concept of "performance" and "team building" back in the 1920's, first in Germany (obvs) and then in North America. Here, Coleman Griffith is [...]

School Kids, Psychology & Sport: Learning Our Limits

November 21st, 2017|

“You liar, you f***ing liar”!! Whose mouth do you think I heard this come out of?  A pupil?  Or a teacher? When I witness abusive interactions like this, it makes me think about our impact at School of Hard Knocks.  For those of you who don’t know about the [...]

Body & Brain

October 27th, 2017|

We are often advised to listen to our “gut” - Like there’s a little person in our stomach with a megaphone, barking out instructions and guiding us through life!  Well, that’s not too far from the truth.  Kind of. What we do have is a “gut microbe”, which are [...]

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