The Pressure Principle

Author: Dave Alred
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241975107
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The coach who taught Jonny Wilkinson how to deal with pressure now shows all of us how to cope with life's challenges Pressure is a constant in our lives. The pressure to hit a deadline, deliver that speech, interview for the job we really want - they are all challenges we need to meet. Like a footballer taking a penalty or a golfer making a putt, how we respond to pressure defines us at work and at home. Dave Alred is an elite performance coach who works with the world's top sports stars and teams - from rugby's Jonny Wilkinson to Premiership footballers and golfers - helping them deliver when the tension is at its most extreme. In The Pressure Principle he finally shares his eight groundbreaking principles and shows how we can all apply them to our lives. From how a child-like approach can help us through tough moments, to the best ways to face an audience, to why language is the ultimate performance-enhancing drug, Pressure is the definitive guide to dealing with our challenges. Packed with accessible stories and tips, it shows how we can harness pressure to produce our best at home, at work, and in our sport or exercise - by the man who has spent his life coaching the very best. 'Dave Alred is a genius. There is simply no-one around to match him in his field' - Jonny Wilkinson Dr Dave Alred MBE is an elite performance coach who has worked with some of the biggest names in sport. His clients have included rugby's Jonny Wilkinson, George Ford and Johnny Sexton, golfers Luke Donald, Brad Kennedy and Padraig Harrington, the England Rugby team (four World Cups), the British Lions (three tours), the Springboks, the England Cricket team, and Premiership sides Manchester City, Sunderland, Watford and Newcastle. He holds a PhD in Performing under Pressure from Loughborough University. A genuine pioneer in performance mindset and attitude, his approach optimises the abilities of sports and business people alike.

The Pressure Principle

Author: Dave Alred
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0241975085
Release Date: 2017-07
Genre: Stress (Psychology)

Pressure is a constant in all our lives. The pressure to hit a deadline, deliver a speech, or cook for a dinner party. But how would life look if we could harness pressure and turn it to our advantage? Dealing with pressure is a skill just like any other. Even sports stars rely on tried-and-tested strategies when the stakes are high. For many, their success is down to one man: Dr. Dave Alred, MBE, widely acknowledged as one of the best coaches on the planet. A pioneer in performance psychology, he nurtured Jonny Wilkinson into rugby's most feared kicker, and has helped Premiership soccer players, number one golfers, and England cricketers deliver on the biggest stage. Now Dave Alred is finally ready to share his eight groundbreaking principles, distilling his life's work into this accessible, inspirational book. From cultivating a no-limits mindset to unleashing the performance-enhancing powers of language, The Pressure Principle will help you produce your best in work and at home.

Performing Under Pressure

Author: Hendrie Weisinger
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780804136723
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers more than 20 different strategies to use to downplay and reduce the feelings of stress while under pressure in both personal and professional situations, from public speaking, sales presentations to job interviews and even playing a friendly, but competitive, game of golf. 40,000 first printing.

Tackling Life

Author: Jonny Wilkinson
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9780755319589
Release Date: 2009-02-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Jonny Wilkinson's impact on global sport has been extraordinary. Yet Jonny has faced a battle all his life to achieve success and, crucially, happiness. A crippling fear of failure, the targets he set himself and a string of injuries have caused Jonny to question his attitude to life. In this startling new book, writing with Steve Black, Jonny opens up for the very first time, revealing his darkest moments and explaining in a practical way the steps and techniques he has taken to ensure success in all aspects of his life. He still wants to be the best, but he now enjoys the journey. With never-before-told stories from his life and rugby career, this book will act as a powerful inspiration for anyone wanting to bring to the field of play - be it business, personal or sport - the very best they have to offer.

Performance Nutrition

Author: Kevin Currell
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781785002236
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Performance Nutrition provides an overview of how nutrition can be used to maximize human performance. Starting with the end in mind, each chapter takes the reader from the science through to the practical application, making the science of sports nutrition accessible. The book shows how nutrition can be used to: reduce the risk of injury and illness for athletes; maximize strength gains in the gym; adapt effectively to endurance training; minimise the negative effects of concurrent training; improve competition performance (whether for football or for the Tour de France), and finally, lose weight safely and effectively to maximize performance. Packed full of information, each chapter takes the reader from the science through to the practical application. Illustrated with 40 diagrams and 18 tables.

The Voice Book for Trans and Non Binary People

Author: Matthew Mills
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784503949
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Social Science

Written by two specialist speech and language therapists, this book explains how voice and communication therapy can help transgender and non-binary people to find their authentic voice. It gives a thorough account of the process, from understanding the vocal mechanism through to assimilating new vocal skills and new vocal identity into everyday situations, and includes exercises to change pitch, resonance and intonation. Each chapter features insider accounts from trans and gender diverse individuals who have explored or are exploring voice and communication related to their gender expression, describing key aspects of their experience of creating and maintaining a voice that feels true to them. This guide is an essential, comprehensive source for trans and non-binary individuals who are interested in working towards achieving a different, more authentic voice, and will be a valuable resource for speech and language therapists/pathologists, voice coaches and healthcare professionals.

How Champions Think

Author: Bob Rotella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476788647
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Psychology

A "guide to success in all aspects of life-- not just sports-- from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety"--Amazon.com.

The Anxiety Cure

Author: Klaus Bernhardt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473558670
Release Date: 2018-05-10
Genre: Self-Help

The highly effective guide to finding the calm within yourself Everyone worries, but if worry has taken over your life and has taken the form of anxiety and panic, it’s time to take control and claim your life back. Pioneering psychotherapist Klaus Bernhardt’s proven anxiety cure has helped thousands of sufferers lead a calmer, happier life fast. Whether you suffer from general anxiety, panic attacks or social anxiety, The Anxiety Cure will rid you of your fears once and for all. Using the latest research in neuroscience combined with the most useful elements of therapies such as CBT, hypnotherapy and positive psychology, The Anxiety Cure will introduce you to a powerful approach to stop anxiety in its tracks. Within just a few weeks, using tried and tested mind training and pattern breaker techniques, you will discover the real cause of your anxiety, learn to rewire negative thinking and completely transform your response to anxiety-inducing situations and thoughts. Klaus Bernhardt's methods have already been used by thousands of people worldwide to turn their lives around, and now this practical and easy-to-action book is your chance to take control, regain your confidence and live your life free of fear and worry.

Bounce

Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061991394
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that you’d want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.

Let Them Play

Author: Jerry Lynch
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684359
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

American youth sports are in crisis: Parents are fighting with referees, coaches, their kids, and one another. Micromanaged kids are losing their passion to play. In Let Them Play, sports psychologist and team consultant Dr. Jerry Lynch provides an antidote to parental overinvolvement. Combining psychological insight with spiritual principles from Taoism and Buddhism, Lynch lays out core principles to help parents achieve equanimity and provide healthy direction for their kids. He gives parents strategies and tools taken from his work with national champions to help kids to perform at higher levels, become better team players, and most important, have more fun. Filled with easy-to-implement advice, Let Them Play will empower your athletic child to be mentally strong for sports and life.

Mind Gym

Author: Gary Mack
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071504645
Release Date: 2002-06-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Praise for Mind Gym "Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game." --Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain "Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book." --Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP "I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial." --Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.

Will It Make The Boat Go Faster

Author: Harriet Beveridge
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781848767157
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Ben Hunt-Davis won Olympic Gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as part of the Men’s Rowing Eight. He and Executive Coach Harriet Beveridge have teamed up to show you how to use similar strategies to improve your own life. The pair have been road-testing these methods for 10 years, with clients from all walks of life; managers, leaders, call centre staff, sales reps, athletes and shop assistants; whatever your challenges, whatever your goals, there are ideas that will help everyone. Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? is divided into 11 chapters, each of which is split into 2 halves. Firstly, Ben provides a narrative, recounting an episode from the eight’s journey to Gold, and shows the team using the methods in action. Then comes the analysis, explaining why and how the crew did what they did. Simple and chatty, the book is a warts-and-all authentic account of a journey to success that will show you how you can succeed in whatever you want to do. It is aimed at readers interested in personal development and managers wanting to achieve corporate goals. It will appeal to sports enthusiasts, practitioners and coaches who will find the Olympic story compelling and learn plenty of techniques for improving their own game strategies.

This Golfing Life

Author: Michael Bamberger
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802142753
Release Date: 2006-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Sports Illustrated senior writer offers a loving memoir of twenty years of writing about the game, presenting portraits of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and John Daly, while interweaving stories of his own sometimes frustrating experiences on the golf course. Reprint.

The Battle

Author: Paul O'Connell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141047402
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Genre:

The revelatory autobiography of a rugby colossus: Paul O'Connell There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O'Connell. He is synonymous with passion, heart and determination; but he is also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O'Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby players. In an autobiography as intense as its author, he tells the story of his remarkable career. 'The years of O'Connell and O'Driscoll were as close to a golden age as ever Ireland will get and O'Connell's book tells you how it all happened ... It should be mandatory for every Irish squad member to read O'Connell's book to better understand what it takes to make a team' David Walsh, Sunday Times 'The intense physicality of his rugby upbringing is an abiding theme ... along with humour, the craic and an extensive knowledge of how teams work' Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph 'I found The Battle entrancing' Stephen Jones, Sunday Times 'Excellent ... [an] eye-opening account of the never-ending battles he fought' Rugby World 'Revelatory ... Unflinchingly charts his personal evolution ... He is not at all easy on himself' Keith Duggan, Irish Times