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WIDE-SCIENCE TRANSFORMING SPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE

Sport is played with the body and won with the mind. Sport psychologists help athletes uncover resources to deal with sports’ many challenges, or teach mental skills to sharpen minds. Both approaches are excellent, but science, like life, moves on.

 

Science develops through frames guiding knowledge. As more science is done, more problems are found and frames move on to ones without those problems in. Old ways are never wrong, there's just more ways to help.

The most progressive psychologies are three-frames moved on from the ones most sport psychologists use because they join with sociology. Psychology without sociology; or understanding a person without understanding other people and the world around the person, is a little like using a coffee granule to explain the cup of coffee: too much is left out and you don't see what's important.

We are scholar-consultants, not consultants applying other people's work. Our research is published in the highest academic sport journals, invited to thirteen leading universities and has received many excited testimonies from some of the world's best coaches.

This is then, a new type of sport psychology, complimenting what sport psychologists do already.

A NEW SPORT PSYCHOLOGY   -    RE-THINKING WHAT YOU DO

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You provide the players and coaches with  unique ways of creatively solving problems  they always face, that I’ve never seen before.

 

Dr. Itay Basevitch, Anglia-Ruskin University (U.K.).

A new approach

There is a disconnect between the laboratories that produce sport psychology knowledge, and everyday real life. One is very controlled, and the other is very uncontrolled. 

 

In everyday real-life thousands of unseen things affect behaviour. Or, we may see them, but don’t pay attention assuming they're no big deal because no one else says anything, and are undermined too often.

 

If we had a dollar for every time we heard about an athlete or team that:

   didn't perform as well as they do in practice, didn't "seem to have it  

   that day", felt they’d turned into a robot, stopped seeing any fun,

   worried about making mistakes and being shouted at, spent the one

   night they have off a week at the physio, and didn’t have some sort of

   deeper anxiety brought on by sport... we’d be long, long retired.

The most progressive psychologies join sociology, to explain these unseen things. Broken down in user-friendly ways, they are a wide science fitting precise science, and providing what's missing.

Which is why Broader Thinking is a new approach to sport psychology.

DRIVEN BY WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH

 THE MOST PROGRESSIVE PSYCHOLOGIES 

LINEAR

 What we all think...

 - development

 - coaching

 - sport

 - exercise

 - learning

 - relationships

 - and even performance is,

 ..what they actually are!

WOBBLY

It would be good then, to have "something"

explaining this ...to help you do that.

Re-thinking..

Precise and wide sport psychology work better together. Lab science breaks information into tiny parts. If the parts are any bigger or there are too many, they can’t be accurate and there is no explanation of:

   - how the parts connect;

   - how improving one part effects the others;

   - what part(s) is the most important;

   - how many parts are needed;

   - whether the parts change when they leave the lab space that create

     them and are used in a diametrically opposed space (ERL).

 

The quality of the parts is never in question, but the size and use of them are. All athletes and coaches know to adapt science but there are no intellectual explanations for how to do this.

The most progressive human behaviour theories, that come from French post-structural philosophy, are sharpened by years of fierce debate among the world's strongest minds. 

They have transformed all human sciences because they change the focus from the individual, to the world around the individual, so people no longer have the problems they thought they had before.

Ask any medical doctor: using theory equals better decisions. Using no theory equals poor ones. So this is a new sports psychology:

   - re-thinking (broader thinking) what you do.

REVEALING WHAT'S HIDDEN

...AND HOLDING YOU BACK

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If a coach and staff were willing to experiment with this work, even a small bit, there would be instant waves on their team fostering dramatic change.

Andy Holmes, Power 5 Football S&C Coach

What we offer

Advancing Sport Psychology Video Platform

Taking advantage of the latest technologies, access our channel of easy-to-find-and-use video bolstered by a range of interactive, flexible and fluid learning resources. Pick and choose your learning and development. Module one - Revealing more. Culture as an applied sport science is below. A further eleven modules coming soon.

Athlete and Coach Workshops, Clinics, Learning Communities

Sign up to register in an athlete and coach workshop/clinic where specific issues or problems are “workshopped”, or where athletes and coaches bring their own issues to clinic, and solutions are guided by our theoretically-inspired coaching tools: advanced ways for thinking and doing. Groups of any size, in-person or online...adjust to your needs: feel free to suggest!

 

 

 

 

Sign up to register in one of our Learning Communities. Think of these small communities (max no. 8 to ensure personal, intensive, deep learning) as an Athlete/Coach Book Club/Reading Group, meeting at mutually convenient times: read, think, discuss, debate, learn, read again and so on.

Cost: 6-week term $300 (run over 12 weeks)

 

 

 

 

There's no reason coaches can't learn basic mental skills and also the many, many hidden issues around applying them more effectively, so their athletes are less reliant on sport psychs. Sign up to register in one of our coach learning groups (max no. 8 to ensure personal, intensive, deep learning).

Cost: 6-week term $300 (run over 12 weeks)

Watching your children deal with sports many pressures, is far from easy. If athletes are to trust their coaches, how can parents support and advise their children in helpful ways. What can they do?

As mental health, injuries, excessive anxieties rise in sport, these issues have never been more pressing. Sign up to register in one of our parent learning groups (max no. 8 to ensure personal, intensive, deep learning).

Cost: 6-week term $300 (run over 12 weeks)

Sport Psychology Consulting

We are not counsellors. We advance mental skills training to a re-thinking how we do sport, by using the most progressive psychologies (wide science) crossing all high-performance sports settings and sciences as we go.

 

Research is clear, development is a lot more effective when it involves exploration, discussion, relating content to one’s own context or point of view, problem-solving, ongoing reflection, experimentation, safe failing and adaptation: broadening thought and using knowledge, not being given it or “being-told-what-to-think-and-do.”

 

Our consultations then, can happen in any number of ways: online or in-person, individual or group, adjust to your needs, you suggest.

Cost: $150 per hour for one person

TESTIMONIALS

“This has been the best class offered to us at the entire school 

because it's changed what I thought was possible.”

Rachel Wilson, Sport Psychology Grad student, University of Denver

It's only been three weeks and I'm such a different coach already ,  

I look back at the coach I used to be and I'm horrified."

Christian Davis, Lacrosse, Houston, U.S.

“I'm just trying to work out how we get this work to the athletes and

coaches in the high schools and colleges.”

Derek Schmidt, Volleyball, Colorado Springs, U.S.

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