How to master your motivation

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychologist

In January we set loads of goals. They all seemed fresh and exciting. And we were full of promises to ourselves about how this year we would keep them. By May the hard work to succeed in them is less appealing, the excuses we make in our heads have […]

2019-05-22T11:27:45+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sports psychology|Tags: , , , , |

Don’t make New Year’s Resolutions (but do set some SMARTER goals)

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychologist

The media is full of ‘Set your New Year Resolution’ articles at this time of year. Here at The Practice at 322 we will go against the grain and suggest you don’t. New Year resolutions are not sticky (they rarely make it past January 31st

2018-12-10T11:05:12+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Sports psychology|Tags: , , , , |

On losing ourselves or “how did I end up here?!”

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

One of the main reasons people come for therapy is when someone or something significant has been lost and we feel all kinds of being at sea. It can be hard to recognise ourselves or the world around us when there are big holes and tears in […]

2018-11-01T15:59:46+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Five sports psychology techniques we can learn from the England football team

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychology Consultant

Five of the techniques I noticed being used by the England team replicate well over to many other sports and learning about them could help us all to have better performances, whatever field, court or track we compete on.

1. Seeing competitions as […]

Being a Great Sports Parent

Dr Josephine Perry, Sports Psychology Consultant

Sport is really important for children. The physical benefits are obvious but research has also found school children who exercise improve their sociable behaviour, their classroom conduct, control their emotions better and perform better on school tests. It also increases their self-esteem and confidence, improves their sleep, reduces […]

2018-11-10T17:43:34+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Sports psychology|Tags: , , , , |

Getting a handle on social media and self-esteem

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

The latest research is showing strong ties between social media use, anxiety and depression. One of the reasons for this is the inevitable self-comparison that goes along with scrolling through other people’s lives. In this piece, Dr Natalie Raiher discusses how to make yourself more resilient to a hashtagged […]

2018-12-12T10:31:14+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , |