Episode 335 is a rewired Expert Edition featuring Rory Darkins, Positive Sports Psychology Researcher & Mental Skills Coach
Rory is a positive psychology academic and mental skills coach to Olympic athletes and the brains behind the "What's Right Within" Podcast.
Rory is a regular speaker at global conferences including the World Congress on Positive Psychology. Rory translates the best of the research into practical and easy to understand strategies that anyone can take home and apply to life and thrive.
We are just weeks away from our next live stream event featuring Rory Darkins on 10th September 2022, we felt it timely to warm you up for some mental skills training by re-batching and re-releasing Rory Darkins, Expert Edition Episode.
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"Focus on the person we're being and becoming, as opposed to what we're achieving"
“There's a performance return on investment for valuing and improving well-being”
“If we can actually invest in our well-being to the point where we can we can embrace the challenges and we can experience joy along the way, then that creates a great platform upon which to express ourselves when it comes time to perform”
Top 3 tips to find joy
1. Bring gratitude into the moment
2. Viewing the situation as a threat or a challenge
3. Embrace your competitors
“Take the activity seriously, but not take yourself too seriously”
“Authentically express yourself in the way that best fits the situation” Best Advice
“Do a training session purely nose breathing” - Physical Challenge
Podcast: The Physical Performance Show Episode 252 ‘Positive Psychology for the Endurance Athlete’
Blog: “Running Free, What Usain Bolt teaches us about positive psychology”
Blog: “Passion – is yours good for you?”
2:50 Rory’s background
6:00 Playing Cricket
10:20 Experiencing lows after competition
13:40 Achieving high standards
17:20 Definition of “self-directed neuroplasticity”
19:12 Definition of the term “Positive Psychology”
24:20 Analyzing what is right in your life
31:05 The difference between Positive Psychology and Positive Thinking
33:05 Positive Psychology Blog
43:40 Top 3 tips to find joy in the process
55:00 Rorys discusses his Blog “Passion – is yours good for you?”
1:02:10 Personality Profiling
1:04:05 Best Advice
1:06:45 Physical Challenge
Henry Cloud – Psychologist – USA
Usain Bolt - Jamaican Sprinter
Eloise Wellings - 3x AUS 10,000m Champion, Episodes 32, 107 & 273 of The Physical Performance Show
Geneieve Gregson (nee LaCaze) - Australian Olympic Athlete, Episode 30 and Bonus Episode of The Physical Performance Show
Bob Vallerand – Full Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
Positive Sports Psychology: Cultivating deep well-being featuring RORY DARKINS
3PM AEST Saturday 10 September 2022
During the 3 hour event acclaimed expert Rory Darkins covers what is well-being & how do we measure it, the links between well-being & performance, practical strategies for optimising well-being plus Q&A .
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