Oftentimes we are so wired into our stressful routines that we don’t even notice how tense our bodies are. The goal of this exercise is to help you distinguish between the tense and relaxed state of muscles in your body and to gradually train your body to let go of the tension.
It’s Friday, the 13th ENYSSP Conference, full moon over the Danube river in Bratislava. Spooky, unlucky, dangerous coincidence some would say. Continue reading “Growing Together: Another ENYSSP Adventure”
In this series I will write down some of my experiences of the 9-month mindfulness training with Mindfulness Association. In part it’s for myself to take note of the bigger bumps on the road during this journey as well as ink the reflections on learning that may be useful going further. Nevertheless a casual reader may resonate with my experience, be encourage to reflect on their own or simply find some value in it. Continue reading “Diaries of a Mindfulness Practitioner: Starting Over Every Step of the Way”
Are you distracted, stressed or a little overwhelmed? Learn a simple breathing exercise that can help you calm down, get centred and ready to perform.
Do we breath effectively? Especially when the going gets tough? Learn how to breath deeply and all the benefits the skill has to offer!
In January Lithuanian National Women’s U-17 Team started preparation for the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship in 2018 (in Lithuania). I had a pleasure to work with the team during their first training and selection camp, shifting the focus to the mental side of the game and sport psychology’s role in athlete development. Continue reading “Back to Football: Sport Psych in Action”
In sports it is widely accepted that successful performance is up to the synergy of physical and mental skills. As a popular quote of the American baseball player Yogi Berra goes:
Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.
Have you ever had to reach for something on a top shelf? Of course you have. You get on your tiptoes, stretch your arms up and reach. It takes effort. Continue reading “Ready. Set. Grow!”
Wow, time does fly… This was already my 6th ENYSSP Conference! Yet I am as excited as that first time in Jyväskylä in 2011. Reflecting back on my years of participation I am amazed to witness, how ENYSSP has encouraged and supported young people with a cautious dream of becoming a sport psychology specialist to pursue their dream with confidence. Continue reading “Yearly Dose of Inspiration: ENYSSP Has Done it Again”