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New e-Book: Graduate School in Psychology: Insights for Success

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet. Currently, I am one month away from heading off to my APA-accredited internship, the last milestone left before I officially become a psychologist. As I reflect on my time in undergraduate and graduate school, I realize the lack of knowledge I had about how to be successful. Luckily, it worked out...though it… Continue reading New e-Book: Graduate School in Psychology: Insights for Success

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Exercise as Rx for Depression

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet I wanted to briefly talk about a recent article in General Hospital Psychiatry that touches on the on-going campaign of "Exercise as Medicine," which promotes the notion that health care professionals should more often tout exercise as a treatment option. This article talks about exercise as an antidepressant treatment. The article is:… Continue reading Exercise as Rx for Depression

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Preparing for the Big Meet or Competition

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Hello All, Are your athletes prepared for the big meet/competition? Do they know what to expect? Here is an excerpt of an e-mail we send clients to help them prepare for a big meet or competition. It is especially important at the collegiate level to discuss this topic with the freshman… Continue reading Preparing for the Big Meet or Competition

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Implementing Autogentic Relaxation Training

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet, Hello All, Provided below is an abbreviated transcript on how to use autogenics with your clients. Autogenic training is a relaxation technique created by German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz and first published in 1932. Simply speaking, Autogenics progressively re-trains the brain to respond to stress in a more relaxed and adaptive… Continue reading Implementing Autogentic Relaxation Training

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Implementing a Team-Building Workshop

posted by Tyler Bradstreet Hello all, It has been a busy time. I have been finishing up my master's degree and Adam has been transitioning into a new job - performance specialist for military personnel (congrats Adam). Since we haven't posted in two months, I figured it was time to do so. I have seen… Continue reading Implementing a Team-Building Workshop

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Mindful Breathing: Learning to be in The Moment

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet The goal of Mindful Breathing is to: (a) calm you down somewhat, make you aware of thoughts that may be unpleasant or self-defeating, which you can explore and “cognitively restructure” later, (b) take some of your attention away from these intrusive thoughts that are unpleasant or self-defeating, and (c) focus most… Continue reading Mindful Breathing: Learning to be in The Moment

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The “Relative Age Effect” in Sports

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Last night, I came across a paper I wrote in an undergraduate sociology class, and I thought it was interesting enough to share some of it with you all. The topic comes from the book: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell Chapter One - The Matthew Effect (*Note - my writing wasn't as… Continue reading The “Relative Age Effect” in Sports

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Stress: The Monkey on Your Back and Ways to Shake Him Off

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Whether you’re an athlete or a coach, the daily grind that is competitive sports can be stressful. The vast amount of time spent and effort expended regarding your specific sport is tough enough on its own, but you also have other time commitments in your life, such as: (a) work, (b)… Continue reading Stress: The Monkey on Your Back and Ways to Shake Him Off

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Not Every Practice Makes Perfect: The Need for Deliberate Practice

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet Practice makes perfect – this means that the more you practice, the better you will become. If you want to become great, then you should practice as much as possible. “See how fast you are getting better at hitting the baseball? Practice makes perfect.” To practice is to do something regularly.… Continue reading Not Every Practice Makes Perfect: The Need for Deliberate Practice

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Under-Recovery and Over-Training: Awareness for Coaches and Athletes

Posted by Tyler Bradstreet The terms under-recovery and over-training are used quite frequently by coaches and athletes. These terms seem simple – the athlete has not fully recovered (under-recovery) and/or the athlete has excessively trained (over-training). However it is more complex than that. I believe there is a need for awareness regarding the:  (a) meaning… Continue reading Under-Recovery and Over-Training: Awareness for Coaches and Athletes