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Posted 12/08/2020 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

023 Observations: Self Confidence in Sport

David Charlton helps ambitious athletes to reach their aims, faster. He supports a range of highly motivated athletes and coaches. From ambitious youngsters and amateur athletes, as well as elite professional athletes, playing in the Premier League, European Golf Tour, Rugby Premiership and in The British Superbikes. 

Additionally, David supports business professionals, executives and entrepreneurs who are looking to improve their performance and/or mental health. David is a fully approved Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the BPS, BASES and is a HCPC Practitioner Psychologist. David reflects on previous episodes of Demystifying Mental Toughness today. Where he refers back to Gio Valiante, Steve Hackney and Robbie Thompson’s episodes that link to self-confidence. David shares his thoughts and offers some suggestions for you the listener to manage and maintain your confidence levels so that you thrive. 

Key Takeaways 

• Be aware that you can choose not to listen to the voice in your head. 

• You can give your inner critic a pet name and tell him or her to shut up! 

• Laughing at the voice in your head is a helpful tactic to relax you. 

• Recognise when your ego takes over and look to focus on the task in hand. 

• Elite athletes talk negatively to themselves, however they are quick to spot it and move on. 

About the Host – David Charlton 

David helps ambitious athletes, teams and executives achieve their goals faster by improving their Mental Toughness. He is a HCPC Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Executive Coach who supports many professional athletes, some of whom play at the highest level in their chosen sports, as well as senior executives in the business world.

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