Sports Psychologist Portugal

November 2018

1-min Read: The Influence of Your Mindset On your Physical State

By |2018-11-28T12:11:13+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Right before a competition, top athletes go to great lengths to convince themselves that they will win. This is true even if the athlete in question has just suffered a string of defeats. To an external observer, this kind of conviction may seem irrational. But in fact, the point of this conviction is not its [...]

1-min Read: The Impact of Self-Talk On Athletic Results

By |2018-11-28T12:12:38+00:00November 15th, 2018|

There are two types of self-talk, explains an article in The New York Times. One is instructional self-talk, and the other is motivational self-talk. Several studies show that both instructional and motivational self-talk help athletes perform better. Positive self-talk has been identified by Dr. Christopher M. Carr in his research as a technique that [...]

1-min Read: Improve Your Sports Performance With Your “Why”

By |2018-11-28T12:15:00+00:00November 8th, 2018|

To achieve optimal performance, you need to live in accordance with your "why". You need to be aware of what motivates you and how much you are willing to do to sustain this motivation. Surfing champion Layne Beachley who became the world’s only surfer to claim six consecutive world titles is well aware of [...]

October 2018

Shannon Reporting on Her Passion for Surfing and Empowering Women

By |2018-11-28T12:15:28+00:00October 30th, 2018|

This week's podcast is with Shannon Quirk - also known as Shannon Reporting. She is a television host, journalist, director, social media manager, and tour coordinator at the WSL Big Wave events. Our conversation is about Shannon's passion for surfing and following storms. She is doing all she can to empower driven women in [...]

How Athletes Can Change Their Game With Post-Match Drills

By |2018-11-28T12:15:37+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Athletes can carry a wide range of emotions after their sports competition. From being frustrated and disappointed by their performance to being thrilled and stoked by their accomplishment. Whether if the results were good or bad, journaling their emotions and writing about what they think and how they feel, is a good way of [...]

September 2018

Do You Play to Win or Not To Lose?

By |2018-11-28T12:16:22+00:00September 18th, 2018|

People usually answer this question in a very different way. The factors that strengthen our motivation or undermines it varies from one person to another. Whether it is in business or in professional sports, your success is strongly linked to how you approach this question. But what are the common indicators of that success? [...]

July 2018

Understanding the Connection Between Body and Mind and How It Impacts Performance

By |2018-11-28T12:16:30+00:00July 9th, 2018|

We all know the saying "A healthy mind in a healthy body." This simple but very meaningful quote has a lot of wisdom in it. As we talked about in the previous article, your brain's health is depending on your nutrition; and so do the body and mind. But how does this connection works? Surfers [...]