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I host an online radio show / Podcast called Tom's World Language Café. I also teach Spanish at Butler University in Indianapolis. I am author of world language teaching materials for Spanish teachers and students, Director of Aventura Cultural Summer Spanish Teacher Immersion Programs in Madrid, Havana and Guadalajara, MX (sponsored by WorldStrides and UCCS) and a workshop presenter. I am so proud to dedicate these shows to my former colleague and dear friend, Marge Mistry, Professor at UCC ...
 
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Rich Hudson, managing director of Buckinghamshire Cricket and author of 'Perform Beyond Pressure' discussed some key themes from his book with Mark. Key topics include: How pressure as a concept is inhibiting Connecting with why we play the game The natural ebb and flow of how we feel Moving beyond the labels we give ourselves You can buy the book …
 
Former Jamaica spinner Ryan Cunningham chatted with Mark about mindfulness, particularly using coffee to refine his practice. Alongside this we covered the mental approaches to cricket in the West Indies, dealing with setbacks as a bowler and adapting to life playing in English leagues. Check out his coffee here Support the show (http://www.opening…
 
Former Scotland batsman turned podcast host Qasim Sheikh was our guest as we talked about: * His experiences in international cricket * The differences between playing in the UK and Pakistan * Dealing with mental ill health * The power of talking for wellbeing Check out his show- Sheikys Sports Journeys- on YouTube or wherever you find your podcast…
 
Dr Hassan Mahmood, a consultant psychiatrist and part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sports and Exercise Special Interest Group, has contributed a cricket chapter to the recently published 'Case Studies In Sports Psychiatry'. We chatted about the links between cricket and mental health, looking towards positive steps that can be made to look…
 
Mindfulness has far reaching benefits so here Mark talks a little about the links to cricket. Further resources to explore.... E-BOOK: Mindful Cricket by Graham Winter. ARTICLE: An example of yoga and mindfulness in practice with Australian cricketers ARTICLE: How meditation improves mental focus VIDEO: All it takes is ten mindful minutes VIDEO: Ju…
 
Andy's Man Club faciliator Dan Rowe shared his experience of this life changing charity and his own mental health journey. We discussed postnatal depression in fathers, the road to recovering from this as well as his own ways to wellbeing. Find out more about about Andy's Man Club here and listen to Dan's podcast here Support the show (http://www.o…
 
Opening Up Cricket founding member & Sunday Times football correspondent Jon Northcroft chatted with Mark on the themes of football and covid. Key topics include: * Football and sports role in society * How clubs and players are staying connected * The approaches to health and wellbeing in regular times and now * Extending the spirit of 'be kind' t…
 
Therapist Anthony Morris talked us through his methods of helping people move from difficulties to lead happier lives. You can access his online course @ www.shineagentsofchange.com and information about his book can be found @ www.newunderstandings.com Otherwise he can be contacted via Anthony@marketharmony.com Support the show (http://www.opening…
 
Chris was just 16 when he made his first class debut for Derbyshire. In this episode we talk about the experience of being thrust into the professional game, reflecting on what he picked up from such a steep learning curve. You can find out more about his charity Milestone here Support the show (http://www.openingupcricket.com/shop)…
 
Founder of Complete Cricket Dave Smith shared with us his approaches to coaching and the model that his company have used so successfully across a number of years. Find out more about what they offer both in person and online (with masterclasses from Allan Donald, Ian Bell and Dom Sibley among the coming attractions) here Support the show (http://w…
 
England international Tammy spoke to us in the seventh of The Tea Break series. The key themes of the conversation were about how she handles nerves and expectations, the supportive culture in the national side as well as developing an identity that isn't just about cricket. It was great to hear someone at the top of the game speak so candidly so w…
 
Wellington all rounder Logan spoke to us in the sixth of The Tea Break series. Right from the start we hear about how important he sees mental health in sport to be, sharing his experience in his own setting. We look at how he's dealt with things holding him back- identity, desperation and jealousy- to be healthier and happier. These episodes are b…
 
Lancashire batsman Rob was the guest for the fifth episode of The Tea Break series. He shared the ways he mentally prepares for an innings as well as how he has dealt with setbacks in his career. His perspective is very engaging and the philosophy of finding your own way is a consistent theme. These episodes are being done in support of C.A.L.M so …
 
Surrey pace bowlers Conor and James chatted with us for the fourth episode of The Tea Break series. They gave a great insight to settling in a new environment, dealing with injuries and techniques they use to look after their mind. There are some minor sound issues in the first half but please persevere as what the lads have to say is worth hearing…
 
Northants bowling coach Chris Liddle joined Mark for the third "Tea Break" session. We discussed transitioning from a player to coach, dealing with the pressure of a fast paced T20 environment and using meditation to develop mental skills. These episodes are being done in support of C.A.L.M so if you've you've enjoyed what you've heard then please …
 
Derbyshire all rounders Luis and Fynn dropped in online for the second "Tea Break" session. We discussed challenges and setbacks, how to manage anxiety and the demands of being an all rounder. These episodes are being done in support of C.A.L.M so if you've you've enjoyed what you've heard then please chip in a couple of £s to support their essenti…
 
Kent batters Jordan and Sean joined us for the first of "The Tea Break" sessions. These episodes are being done in support of C.A.L.M so if you've you've enjoyed what you've heard then please chip in a couple of £s to support their essential work. Also, check out Sporting Minds who Jordan acts as an ambassador for. Support the show (http://www.open…
 
Having bumped into Kalwinder on Twitter, it was a pleasure to talk with him about coming to terms with his Dad's death by suicide through a connection with reading and writing. You can listen to his cricket poetry below * Captain Slog * Dev * The Miracle Of Cardiff or if you prefer to read, here's the place. Support the show (http://www.openingupcr…
 
Mark caught up with Mike Dodds, Birmingham City FC Lead Youth Development Coach, to discuss coaching young players. Mike's approach is based around engaging authentically with those around him. This podcast gives plenty to think about in giving people the permission to express vulnerabilities and emotions. Find out more: Demarai Gray on positive co…
 
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