Mental Health in Elite Sport -The Astonishing Truth!

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It is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and by chance or is it that professional footballers in the UK are publicly showing signs of psychological suffering? I am inspired to step it up! For 20 years in the field of elite sport, I witnessed athletes battle with their mental life. In some cases, it is more obvious to see with resulting …

Denise HollandMental Health in Elite Sport -The Astonishing Truth!

“Reflection on performance at a spiritual level” – Sir Michael Barber

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It’s not often you hear a senior government advisor refer to the ‘spiritual’ nature of elite performance, so when I heard Sir Michael Barber mention this as part of his presentation at The Sport Performance Summit 2016, it was not only a pleasant surprise but a real relief. At last, it is recognised that to continue to evolve the sophisticated modern …

Denise Holland“Reflection on performance at a spiritual level” – Sir Michael Barber

Results Or People – Which is More Important?

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In November 2016, I attended the Leaders Sport Performance Summit at the Emirates Stadium, London UK. It was a great event, professionally organized and managed with world-class speakers. It was fantastic to hear from Michael Owen, how his career was plagued with hamstring injuries and limitations and the effect this had on him both physically and psychologically. As the first …

Denise HollandResults Or People – Which is More Important?

Elite Performance Curiosities Explained!

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England Rugby, Leicester City FC, Chelsea FC and England Football. Inspired Performance – Understanding v Overcoming Your Mental Life! How fascinating to see the England Rugby team achieve unprecedented victories, with pretty much the same team who failed to make the quarterfinals in the World Cup 2015, not even yet a year ago? How amazing was it to see Leicester …

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When Sport Teams Touch That Space Of Magic!

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Behind the scenes & Beyond the norms! I’ve just returned from the Hong Kong Rugby 7’s, it was a phenomenal, carnival experience and one I imagine akin to the party atmosphere expected at the Olympics in RIO later in the year.  As I watched the games, however, I got very quiet, as if I was inside the minds of the …

Denise HollandWhen Sport Teams Touch That Space Of Magic!

The TRUTH behind Mental Health and Performance in Sport

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Knowing WHO and WHAT you are as a Human being, will improve your experience of life! When we hear about mental health these days, we often think about performers with poor psychological functioning and behaviours, which are troublesome or destructive to self and others. In this article I’d like to suggest an entirely different perspective on mental health: What if, …

Denise HollandThe TRUTH behind Mental Health and Performance in Sport

It’s OK not to KNOW – I didn’t!

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One of the most fascinating parts of my work is the initial conversation with a prospective client? You dance with the possibility that you may or may not have it all covered? You consider, is there something here of any value or not? For a split second you reflect – am I on the right track, do I have the …

Denise HollandIt’s OK not to KNOW – I didn’t!

The Spiritual, Physical, Psychological and Practical!

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  Usually or at least until now, I’ve written articles that are somewhat practical and specific to the field of performance sport, but this time, I’ve been asked if I would upload to my website a piece of work that I recently posted in a closed facebook group, ‘The Inside Out Community’, and a public group, The Three Principles Supermind, …

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Is ‘Blame’ Affecting Results Way More Than You Think?

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In many of my recent discussions with teachers/coaches and young people it would appear that dissatisfaction, and unhappiness is way more prevalent than I’d imagined. Making excuses, failing to show up to lectures/sessions, blaming others and themselves appears to be fairly commonplace! Behaviours like these are not limited to education. Look closely and lethargy, lack of inspiration and an absence …

Denise HollandIs ‘Blame’ Affecting Results Way More Than You Think?

What Really Caused Andy Murray’s Meltdown?

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As I listened to Andy Murray and read his comments and apologies following his defeat to Novak Djokovic at the final of the Australian Open, my heart went out to him! I felt a deep sense of sadness as he talked about, ‘working harder‘ to ensure he is not distracted by the behaviours of his opponent in future. Knowing a …

Denise HollandWhat Really Caused Andy Murray’s Meltdown?