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In this week's podcast, Dr. Cohn interviews long-time friend, Dr. Bob Winters, an internationally renowned mental coach, Author and professional speaker. Known as “Dr. Bob”, he helps world-class athletes, collegiate players and teams, juniors, and individuals attain confidence and achieve new levels of athletic and business excellence. Dr. Patrick …
 
In this week's podcast, Dr. Cohn interviews Dr. John Yeager about how coaches can improve team dynamics by understanding how to improve atheltes' Confidence, Hope, Optimism, and Team resilience. Dr. Yeager abd Dr. Cohn discuss about how athletes can build resilience in sports. The Coaching Zone Book emphasizes the importance of “coach self- managem…
 
Are you or your athletes struggling to get to the next level of play? Many times, an athletes' mental game is preventing them from outpacing other players with equal physical abilities. In this week's podcast, Dr. Cohn speaks with Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, a former professional tennis player who now is the director of a health and wellness nonprofit…
 
Are you or your athletes struggling to get to the next level of play? Many times, an athletes' mental game is preventing them from outpacing other players with equal physical abilities. In this week's podcast, Dr. Cohn speaks with Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, a former professional tennis player who now is the director of a health and wellness nonprofit…
 
Do you or your athletes tend to worry too much about what others think of your performance? As mental game experts, we know that athletes often get preoccupied with what we have termed "outcome thinking," and tend to play too safely or cautiously as a result. While it is good to want to be a successful player, when athletes get too wrapped up in be…
 
Do you or your athletes struggle to stay composed in tennis matches? Many tennis players find it difficult to stay positive and composed after failing to meet their own expectations in tennis matches. These players let their personal should’s and shouldn’ts undermine their ability to stay calm and control their frustration. Listen to the podcast to…
 
Are you an athlete who struggles to maintain a healthy balance between your daily life and your role as an athlete? Many athletes feel a lot of pressure to reach high achievements in their sport and, as a result, lack a healthy balance between their sport and other hobbies that they enjoy. When there is too much pressure on sports, many athletes be…
 
Are you an athlete who struggles with fear of failure in competition? Many athletes spend too much time dwelling on their mistakes, feeling that past mistakes define their future play. When too much pressure is placed on winning, rather than on improvement, sports can start feeling like work rather than fun, especially for sports kids. Dr. Cohn spe…
 
Do you or your athletes struggle to bring your practice game to matches consistently? Many players struggle with letting fear of failure hold them back from reaching their peak performance in matches. It is good to perform well in practice since this is the space to hone your skills for competition, but it is important to avoid worrying about outco…
 
Are you a tennis player who struggles with composure, controlling your emotions and getting stuck in outcome thinking on the court? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks with Vasilis Mazarakis about the top struggles junior tennis players experience on the court. Vasilis is a Tennis Instruct…
 
Do you struggle to stay confident when you're down on your game? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks with Vasilis Mazarakis on the importance of developing mental toughness in tennis. Vasilis is a Tennis Instructor and Mental Coach, Certified MGCP. He was a member of the Olympic team for G…
 
Do you struggle with negative body language when you compete? Often times there are certain triggers that lead to your negative body language. Athletes need to be aware of what they are doing to exhibit this negative body language. You don't want to show your opponents that you have a negative mindset. Become aware of what you are doing and create …
 
Do you look like a star in practice, but choke up in competition? Does your performance feel tight, controlled, or lack of freedom when you compete? Many hard-working athletes who get lots of confidence from practice get in their own way (mentally) when they compete… Why do athletes tense up and lose trust in their skills when they compete? Many at…
 
Christie Pearce Rampone is a two-time Women’s World Cup champion and eight-year captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team. She’s co-authored a new book with neuropsychologist and fellow sports mom Dr. Kristine Keane… BE ALL IN: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life which offers practical, real world advice on how to handle the pressures …
 
Do you ever get butterflies in your stomach before you compete called pregame jitters? Do you get really nervous before the start of a big match or game and can’t relax after the game starts? Most athletes have felt the negative effects of pressure during their athletic career. Even the best athletes feel pressure before a big game, but they know h…
 
Do you or your athletes only focus on mistakes after competition? Do you criticize your performance instead of learn from it? Or do you disqualify the positive? Perfectionist athletes can be extremely hard on themselves after they compete, which hurts their confidence. These athletes focus on the mistakes, mishaps, bad plays, and what they SHOULD h…
 
One of the qualities of perfectionist athletes is the fact that they judge their performance extremely harshly. They are very self-critical. Very high level perfectionists want their performance to look good and feel good in order to get the desired results. When they don’t get these results they feel they aren’t performing up to their expectations…
 
One of the biggest challenges for perfectionists is the lack of trust in their skills… Lack of trust in skills is the reason perfectionists tend to under perform in competition–compared to practice. Perfectionism leads to: –Over thinking –Stuck in a practice mindset –Worry about what others think –Outcome and aftermath thinking –Anxiety, tentative …
 
Do you have a junior tennis player that appears as if they're playing more tentatively or safer in tournaments today? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Dave. Here's what Dave had to say about his son's game: "My son is now 14 years old and is one of the top tennis player…
 
Perfectionist athletes often worry too much about what others (coaches, teammates, parents) think about their performance. We call this social approval fears in our work. This is not only a huge distraction for athletes, but also a source of pressure to perform up to others’ expectations. This is the number one reason athletes cripple themselves wi…
 
Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews Dr. Joe Havlick on the use of mindfulness to help athletes and performers succeed. Joe has a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology and works with performers and athletes of many ages, sports, and careers. Joe has a practice of meditation that he offers to all of his clients. Dr. Cohn and Dr. Havlick discuss how the qualities of bein…
 
Do you find yourself struggling with your mental game when you have a play an opponent that is younger or has a lower UTR than you? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Nathan. Here's what Nathan had to say about his game: "My problem in matches is playing an opponent young…
 
In this Mental Training podcast, you learn why perfectionist athletes partake in irrational thinking. In this case “all or none thinking” and how to prevent it. One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they view their performance as black or white, good or bad, with no shades of gray in between. This leads to athletes judging their perf…
 
This week Dr. Cohn speaks with Brenley Shapiro for The Sports Psychology Podcast. Shapiro is the founder of Heads Up High Performance in Toronto. She’s a Sport Psychology, Performance Consultant and Certified Sports Vision Trainer. She’s the first female Mental Performance Consultant for the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL, as well as the OHL for the Pe…
 
When you step on the court and look across the net and see the look of confidence on your opponent does that frighten you? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Amy. Here's what Amy had to say about her game: "I am afraid to play against opponents who look confident on the c…
 
In this sports psychology podcast of Sessions with Doc, Dr. Cohn discusses how perfectionist athletes have anxiety and tension when they compete. One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they feel a lot of anxiety and worry due to their fear of failure. Often the fear is about disappointing others and not being seen as the star athlete …
 
In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks with former PRO and current Private Coach Olga Kalodzitsa. Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio P…
 
In this podcast of Mental Training Sessions with Doc, we talk to Dr. Cassidy Preston. Dr. Preston is the founder of Consistent Elite Performance and is a full-time Sport & Performance Psychology Consultant that specializes in working with elite athletes, teams, and businesses. Cassidy has an extensive background in hockey as a former OHL & PRO play…
 
Are you a junior tennis player who that gets restless or anxious before matches? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Ram. Here's what Ram had to say about his game: "I would like to know, why I am restless or not-so-calm before and during a match! I find myself showing too…
 
In this podcast of Mental Training Sessions with Doc, you learn why perfectionist athletes become easily frustrated. One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they get upset very quickly when they make mistakes. These athletes lose emotional control quickly and become derailed mentally when they are not performing up to their standards o…
 
In this podcast Dr. Patrick Cohn, Master Mental Game Coach, speaks with Ella McCrystal. McCrystal is Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and counselor in the UK. In this podcast Ella and Doc speak about the top challenges for perfectionists in athletics and life. Resources for Athletes, Coach, and Sports Parents Learn about Mental Game Coaching For Ath…
 
One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they tend to have more confidence in practice than they do in competition. Fragile confidence means that athletes’ confidence goes up-and-down rapidly depending on how they are performing in the moment. And this ties into athletes’ high expectations… Learn how to get off the confidence roller coa…
 
Have you ever struggled with your service game to the point you lose all feel and control? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Ryan. Here's what Ryan had to say about his game: "I feel anxiety when it’s my turn to serve. When the yips come on...it’s not just that I am doub…
 
Today you learn about the second challenge in the Top 10 Challenges of Perfectionism. Here, you learn about perfectionist athletes who have high expectations. One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they are very hard on themselves due to their extremely high expectations or standards for their performance. When athletes fail to reach …
 
Today on the Top 10 Challenges of Perfectionism Dr. Cohn talks about athletes who are stuck in a practice mindset when they compete. One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they are very comfortable in their practice routines, but as comfortable in competition–for many different reasons. One reason is they are confident in their practi…
 
Today I’m introducing a new mental training series on the Top 10 Challenges of Perfectionism. Some of the greatest athletes ever are perfectionists including Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, and Serena Williams. So how did they get away with being perfectionists? Is this part of the reason why these athletes are great or is perfectionism a thorn in their si…
 
Are you struggling playing in comfort zones? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks to Alon Khakshouri about comfort zones and pressure in tennis. Allon is a sports entrepreneur and former manager of three world #1 tennis players, including Novak Djokovic and member of the ATP council. Listen…
 
In this week's sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers mental game questions in Sessions With Doc. Why do so many athletes struggle with confidence? Listen to Dr. Cohn's new podcast to learn about Matthew Farber's experience in mental coaching. Resources for Athletes, Coach, and Sports Parents Learn about …
 
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