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MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE 19 : IT’S AS SIMPLE AS BREATHING – OR IS IT? Monday 16 October 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE 19  :   IT’S AS SIMPLE AS BREATHING – OR IS IT?    Monday 16 October 2017 I am very fortunate on my podcast show ‘The BrainBooster’ to get to interview some really interesting people in the areas around coaching and performance.  Every now and then, someone comes on the show that really gets me thinking in a totally different way.  Someone who shakes my existing worldview and has me considering ‘why didn’t I think about that?’  The most recent example of this was a man called Patrick McKeown, author of a book called ‘The Oxygen Advantage’  Patrick tours the world teaching people how to breathe better. What? Yes!!  As strange as it may seem, this man has spent the last twenty years…

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 12 : JOHN GRAY author of MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 12 : JOHN GRAY author of MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS In today’s show, we have John Gray, the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.  One of the best – selling non-fiction books of all time and a world renowned authority on relationships. Time and time again, I have seen sporting performance affected both good and bad by what is happening at home in personal relationships. It is pretty tough to put all of your attention on your sport when the life force is being drained out of you elsewhere.  Conversely, when you feel happy and fulfilled at home, good play on the field can then be an expression of that happiness. John has some really…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE 18 : WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? 9 October 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE 18 : WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING?   9 October 2017  It is mind blowing to think about what we learned in the first few years of our lives. The feat of walking and talking is such a staggering achievement when you actually begin to analyse what must have happened in our brain from scratch to master these skills. If you have ever had your leg immobilised in plaster for a few weeks with a broken bone you will have remembered just how difficult it can be to actually educate yourself to ‘walk’ again as you retrain the injured limb and awaken all of the brain body connections. To learn to shape your mouth around words, to understand a language, to be able…

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 11 : Dr DEBBIE CREWS, founder of OPTI BRAIN PERFORMANCE

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 11 : Dr DEBBIE CREWS, founder of OPTI BRAIN PERFORMANCE In today’s show we have a tremendous interview with Dr Debbie Crews.  Debbie is an extraordinary individual with a unique career in Peak Performance research.  She is also a golf coach!!  Representing someone who has a unique combination of scientific rigour to back up real world experience. Her research over the best part of 30 years has provided some vital insights of how to get the best from your brain function to perform at your optimum.  If you are a golfer, you will find this fascinating but even if you are not and you want some cutting edge tools, then join us for this episode!   During our talk Debbie talks about :…

PUTTING PERFORMANCE PRINCIPLES – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT

PUTTING PERFORMANCE PRINCIPLES – AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT with Karl Morris and Gary Nicol at Archerfield Links DATE : 30 October 2017 TIME : 12:30pm – 4:30pm VENUE : Archerfield Links Imagine if you could learn the 6 KEY Putting Performance Principles in a single afternoon that would empower you to : Hole more putts Shoot lower scores and Have more fun!! On 30th October, two of Europe’s most respected coaches, Gary Nicol and Karl Morris are joined by TrackMan’s Mike Malone for this fantastic Performance Principles Session. Hosted at the Archerfield Performance Centre this is your opportunity to : Control your golf ball and your mind Master the art of reading line and pace Learn fantastic drills to work on over the .winter Receive personalised…

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 10 : FORMER ENGLAND CRICKET CAPTAIN, MICHAEL VAUGHAN OBE

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 10 : FORMER ENGLAND CRICKET CAPTAIN, MICHAEL VAUGHAN OBE In this week’s podcast, we have a very in depth, frank and honest interview with former England cricket Captain, Michael Vaughan, who worked with me on his Mind Factor for a number of years. Vaughan was ranked one of the best batsmen in the world following the 2002/03 Ashes, in which he scored 633 runs, including three centuries. He captained England in 51 Tests between 2003 and 2008, winning 26, a record and losing 11; England won all seven home Tests of the 2004 summer under Vaughan, and the pinnacle of his captaincy career came with a 2–1 victory in the 2005 Ashes, England’s first Ashes victory since 1986/87. The series billed as the ‘greatest…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE : WHAT IS YOUR WINTER PLAN? 18 September 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE : WHAT IS YOUR WINTER PLAN? It seems in no more than a blink of an eye, we have gone from looking forward to the season ahead to the curtain being drawn down on yet another golfing year. The summer days and light nights draw to a close and all we have to look forward to is getting up in the dark and coming home from work in the dark, as the cloak of another long winter wraps around us. It has been a memorable year in many ways. Amongst other events, we will probably still be talking for years to come about how Jordan Spieth came back from the edge of the golfing abyss to make perhaps the greatest bogey…

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 9 : FRED SHOEMAKER, LEGENDARY GOLF COACH

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST 9 : FRED SHOEMAKER, LEGENDARY GOLF COACH In today’s episode, we have legendary golf coach, Fred Shoemaker!! Based in Carmel Valley, Southern California, Fred is the founder of the ‘Extraordinary Golf School’.  He looks at golf, learning and life in a very different way to most coaches. You do not have to play golf to be a golfer to gain a huge brain boost from this episode!! During our talk together, Fred explained how he had fallen out of love with the game at an early age and how he had to do some deep personal exploration to get that love back. This is a very insightful podcast from a man who has worked with literally thousands of students over the years and has…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE : ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE! 11 Sept 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE : ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE!  11 Sept 2017 We all know the value of having a good routine on the golf course. Numerous top players attest to the fact a good routine allows them to weather the golfing storms and be able to come through under extreme pressure.  A routine gives the brain a sense of certainty in an otherwise endlessly chaotic game. We cannot control the outcome of a tournament, we cannot control the actions of others and we certainly cannot always control our golf ball.  We can, however, control our process before we hit that ball and our reactions after it has gone. Have you ever thought your success or failure in any endeavour will to a large extent be…

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST with HARRY ELLIS, 2017 BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION

BRAINBOOSTER PODCAST with HARRY ELLIS, 2017 BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION A fascinating insight into overcoming adversity to become a Champion After winning perhaps the biggest competition in amateur golf, Harry Ellis talks about how he overcame genuine setbacks off the golf course and how specifically he got back on track. Harry lost his mother to cancer at an early age, then lost his game and his belief.  He talks specifically on how he turned that around. With great candour, Harry talks about how he fell into the expectation trap. Becoming a champion very early then getting away from key principles. How he lost sight of what was really important but, more importantly, how he got back on track. A wonderful example of a young man approaching…

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