Critical Psychology Book List

I’ve been trying to come up with Christmas presents for people lately and thought it would be good to spread the word regarding critical psychology to people who perhaps don’t work in the field of mental health. I decided to ask some forward-thinking folk on Twitter what they’d recommend. I got such a rich response […]

Bolt a Dope?

I love Usain Bolt. He gives me faith in athletics. I’m utterly biased though because I want to love Usain Bolt (because I love athletics!). I’m trying to be critical here so I said I’d weigh up both sides of the argument and see what people think and whether there’s more to add to the discussion. […]

Coping With Injury in Sport

(This piece was originally published on the Psychology of Performance website which is no longer up and running.) A lengthy injury in one’s given sport can often be an athlete’s worst nightmare. Athletes train hard for that extra edge, push their body’s to the limit to make physical gains and improve expertise. Injuries are not […]

Mindfulness in Sport

(This piece was originally published on the Psychology of Performance website which is no longer up and running.) Mindfulness is an awareness and acceptance of the present moment without judging it. Initially using your breath as an anchor, mindfulness can bring your entire body into the field of your awareness. Mindfulness has been used in […]

Mental Health in Sport

(This piece was originally published on the MindGamesIreland website which is no longer up and running.) “Getting help, for someone like me who saw getting help as a weakness, was a big step.” John Kirwan, Rugby World Cup winning All Black. Mental Health Difficulties in Sport Sport can be most helpful in maintaining one’s mental […]