/Podcasts

061 – Nick Bottini – Demystifying the Genius in Performance

So what accounts for the so-called genius in people, and does everyone have it? Why are some people brilliant at certain things while others can only dream of acquiring the same skills, ability or art. Is it that we (humans) are destined to find our purpose and genius, whatever it is? If so, where do we look? Nick Bottini is [...]

2019-04-11T10:05:02+01:00April 11th, 2019|

060 – Freeing the Athlete’s Mind – The Route to Enhanced Performance

 A full-length feature show, with Andy Winter, Denise Holland and contributions from special guests Barbara Jordan, and Declan Stout. A conversation which demystifies the so-called, 'Performance Zone' state that a performer experiences when there appears to be no separation between themselves and anything or anyone else, a pure connection to the energy and intelligence behind all nature (life). Psychological [...]

2019-04-11T10:04:53+01:00April 11th, 2019|

059 – Andy Winter – Teaching a New Dimension in Sport (Pt 3/3)

So what is this new understanding that has elite athletes head in an entirely new direction of, performing from a place of enjoyment, love, and exploration, rather than the chasing and deliberate endeavour of needing to believe in yourself, setting goals, and being confident? And, how do you teach it? Andy Winter and Denise look to the source and nature [...]

2019-04-11T10:05:21+01:00April 11th, 2019|

058 – Andy Winter – The Power in Letting Go! (Pt 2/2)

 We wouldn't dream to control the shape of the waves, so how is it we think we can dictate human performances which is another act of nature? What's possible for athletes when they get to that place of openly expressing rather than needing to control, or exploring instead of achieving? What if, sportspeople could see what's behind what they [...]

2019-04-11T10:01:25+01:00April 11th, 2019|

057 – Andy Winter – The Power in Letting Go! (Pt 1/2)

Andy Winter and Denise Holland, both sports professionals, for over twenty years, share how their sports coaching has changed since coming across this understanding of, how the human mind works to create experience. What happens to athletes and coaches, when they let go of the contents of their conditioning and fall into the Grace of pure Being? Beyond the linear [...]

2019-04-11T10:01:10+01:00April 11th, 2019|

056 – Memory – A Gift or a Curse in Sports Performance (Pt 2/2)

A unique style we could call performance meditation, Denise takes you to the spaciousness before the creation of memory, your true nature/Self, that place of pure creative potential – of BEING rather than proving, striving or even competing. As human beings, memory logs experience through the lens/perspective at the time; it is part of the design to support the individual [...]

2019-04-13T11:36:38+01:00April 11th, 2019|

055 – Memory – A Gift or a Curse in Sports Performance (Pt 1/2)

The human memory system, a brilliant part of the human mind (not brain), continues to the subject of scientific research to find clues as to why people behave the way they do but are we looking in the wrong direction. What is the memory, and as a function is it any different to imagination, discernment, judgement or appreciation? Do we [...]

2019-04-13T11:36:58+01:00April 11th, 2019|

054 Michael Neill – Discipline – Buy-In v Compliance (Pt 5/5)

 Joe Marler Professional Rugby player was recently shown a red card during a Harlequins Premiership match, which left him unavailable for national selection. When hormones go crazy in the heat of the moment, how helpful is it for coaches to know what’s happening inside the human body and mind? There is an enormous benefit to coaches of elite athletes, [...]

2019-04-13T11:37:14+01:00April 11th, 2019|

053 – Michael Neill – Goal Setting, Helpful or Not? (Pt 4/5)

 Michael Neill shares the distinction between setting goals as a course of direction, to inform your work together rather than something to put pressure on yourself, with consequences for non-achievement. "Athletes perform at their best when they are not conscious of themselves, anything that makes you self-conscious works against high performance". Denise asks Michael to talk about the question [...]

2019-04-13T11:37:41+01:00April 11th, 2019|

052 – Michael Neill – Pressure is an Inside Job (Pt 3/5)

Michael Neill talks with Denise Holland about pressure? How is it sportspeople often comment that they need to feel under pressure to be able to perform well? What's going on with this perspective and is it healthy? Is feeling under pressure helpful to athletes? What happens to the physical body and mind when human beings continuously feel under attack, threatened, [...]

2019-04-13T11:38:03+01:00April 11th, 2019|