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I was recently asked to comment on a topical issue related to the Olympics in London 2012 – see the link below:

One of the points that I wanted to reiterate is – what you think and believe about yourself and your performance counts for a lot. Our thoughts and beliefs have a powerful impact on our performances and that impact can be either positive or negative. The reality is that for many athletes and performers the impact is often unhelpful and often downright dysfunctional. I regularly ask my clients whether their thinking is helping and hindering them. The answer is often that it is actively hindering their performance. From there a commitment needs to be made to reduce unhelpful thinking and increase helpful thinking and the first step is to increase self-awareness around when and where it happens and also what the content actually is.