Author Archives: Jon Jackson

Ashes 2013: England opt for Chris Tremlett and turn to psychologist to avoid after-the-Lord Mayor’s show feeling

Instead of creating another summit to climb after the one they scaled last week to win the series, England plan to use this final Investec Test as part of their winter campaign when the precious Ashes urn will once again … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics: The cost of a high expectation of winning

For a Home Games, notable for a comparative dearth of British medals, athletes high expectations of winning may need some examination. In fact, an expectation of winning, like smoking, should come with a government health warning. Expecting to win can … Continue reading

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Increasing use of Psychology in Football – Euro 2012

Over 10 years ago, I ran a psychology workshop for the Manchester United Academy Coaches under the direction of Assistant Academy Director Tony Whelan. All those years ago, there was a growing acceptance that Psychology could offer something to the … Continue reading

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Will Team GB’s uniform bring Victory at the Games?

Thinking they look good in their sports kit does not necessarily mean a person is any more likely to perform well at events such as the Olympic Games. This is according to Steve Cram, who was speaking to the BBC … Continue reading

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Fortysomething: the new mid-life crisis Today’s young professionals, who delay starting a family until they are able to buy their first home on the verge of middle age, can only hope that life really does begin at 40.

Hannah Sutherns’s life should be following a time-honoured path. A graduate, aged 29, she works as a personal trainer in west London and has been with her boyfriend Rob Pittaway, a maintenance manager, for five years. “I thought that my … Continue reading

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Dexter praises psychologist’s contribution to Middx success

Former fast bowler Steve Sylvester, now a chartered sports psychologist, has been revealed as one of the secrets behind the eye-catching early-season success of Middlesex. Sylvester, who played a total of only six games for Middlesex and Nottinghamshire in a … Continue reading

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Redemption of the cornered Tiger

I believe Tiger Woods is set to become the ‘all American hero’ and help his country get their hands on the smallest yet grandest trophy in golf. The Ryder Cup is Tiger’s for the taking. Forget everybody saying his mind’s … Continue reading

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England’s Poor Performances – An Explanation

The England team went into this 2010 World Cup full of optimism, good form and high expectations following an impressive Qualification campaign – characterised by free flowing football. Our players are professional and consistently show an ability to perform with … Continue reading

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Professional Cricketer experiences ‘being the best you can be’

I had a joyful moment today when I professional cricketer I’ve been working with gave me feedback on a recent performance where he bowled his best ever spell ! This got us discussing the reasons behind it and highlighted how … Continue reading

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The Final Day of O2′s GolfLive

Day 3 of O2’s GolfLive saw some rain which pushed a lot of people into the marquee, which was good for my talk. Professioanl Golfer Jeremy Kavanagh joined my session and gave an insight into how he’s learning to express … Continue reading

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