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Health & Well-being

Keep a Training Diary to Build Self-Confidence

We spend most of our time working with individuals and teams and we’ve learnt that keeping a training diary is a sure way to build self-confidence.

Our team developed a training diary to assist with improving the quality of training and competitive performances.

The MNC Training Diary is an essential tool for anyone who wants to gain the most they can, both physically and mentally, from their training.

We have been getting some enquiries about the features of our Training Diary so we’ve updated the shop with more details.  Here are the greatest hits for its features…

MNC Training Diary features:

No set dates.  No wasted pages. Start it whenever you like and use it for whatever time period you like.
It consists of the […]

Is Parental Pressure Always Harmful?

We’re spending a great deal of time working with parents in Singapore on how to best support their children in their academic and sport pursuits.  Jay-Lee has been conducting parent forums this year covering topics such as Pressure & Expectations, Performance Anxiety in Sport & Academics, and Raising Healthy High Achievers in Sport & Academics that are extremely informative with high interaction for optimal learning.

“Is parental pressure always harmful?” is one of the questions we are often asked.  Here’s our response from an article posted earlier in the year…

The formula for Performance is defined as: Performance = Potential – Interference.

One of the greatest personal dilemmas that interferes with optimal performance and negates an athlete’s true potential in their sport is […]

Pressure & Expectations: Is parental pressure always harmful?

Come along to our next parent forum in Singapore delivered by Jay-Lee!  It is a great opportunity to gather with like-minded parents to:

discuss current issues on the topic,
examine what the research is telling us, and
learn strategies for enhancing parent involvement in sport that boosts confidence and reduces anxiety in our athletes.

Here’s what people are saying about our past parent forums:
“The forum on perfectionism was very insightful.  Perfectionism may come across as a good trait but the forum built awareness on how it could be crippling in certain scenarios.  The forum helped me identify certain signs that manifested in a perfectionist.  Dr Jay-Lee also helped in understanding the thought process and phases one would go through.  I am better equipped to […]

Is Your Brain Healthy?

There is so much information about how to keep your body healthy, including fad diets, exercise trends, and the like. It is quite normal and acceptable, and even admired to follow these trends with the idea of looking after your body.
What about your brain?
There is an increasing awareness about mental health issues but often the focus is on fixing poor mental health rather than aiming for thriving levels of wellbeing.  As mentioned in a previous blog post, if you consider your brain like a muscle, some of the mystery and fear of the unknown that seems to lie around the brain and psychology is lost in lieu of something more powerful – the ability to care for your brain […]

Look After Your Brain Through Talking

There’s been a lot of commentary in the media recently about the lack of support that elite athletes receive when it comes to their mental health.  At Mental Notes Consulting, we are, and have always been passionate about athlete health and wellbeing alongside their performance.
Part of our role in working with athletes and their coaches is to encourage them to have a healthy respect for their brain.
If you look after your brain then it looks after you.
You’ll notice we’re sharing articles and videos that highlight the way you train your brain to make the most of your brain’s capacity and to keep it healthy.
We will continue to share our expertise, insight, and learning about our brain to help athlete performance […]

A Future Without Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a complex condition that requires a holistic treatment approach.  As psychologists who specialise in sport and performance we are passionate about working as a team and we understand what is needed to work closely with allied health professionals in complementing their physical treatment plan for patients suffering chronic pain.
Our Approach

We emphasise treating the whole person with pain rather than the pain itself.
We teach psychological skills and coping strategies to help individuals become healthy, optimistic, and resilient people.
We are committed to being a leading provider of performance psychology services in all life areas as we believe training your brain is as valuable as training your body.

Our Goals

To enhance health-related quality of life.
To reduce dependency on potentially addictive pain […]

Performance Anxiety in Sport & Academics

Come along to our next parent forum in Singapore delivered by Jay-Lee!  It is a great opportunity to gather with like-minded parents to:

discuss current issues on the topic,
examine what the research is telling us, and
learn strategies for enhancing parent involvement in sport that boosts confidence and reduces anxiety in our athletes.

Here’s what people are saying about our past parent forums:
“The forum on perfectionism was very insightful.  Perfectionism may come across as a good trait but the forum built awareness on how it could be crippling in certain scenarios.  The forum helped me identify certain signs that manifested in a perfectionist.  Dr Jay-Lee also helped in understanding the thought process and phases one would go through.  I am better equipped to […]

Bouncing Back from Injury

The brain plays an important and often overlooked role in pain and injury.  Here are five things you can do to train your brain when you are injured…

1. Visualise
The same parts of your brain are activated when you imagine doing an activity as when you actually do the activity.  Studies show that athletes who use visualisation perform better than those who don’t, when other variables are taken into account.  The key with visualisation is to make the image as real as possible and to practise, practise, practise!  That way you can continue to train even when you can’t get on the field!  Visualising a successful return to sport can also assist with building confidence and managing self-doubt, particularly with […]

Raising Healthy High Achievers in Sport & Academics

Come along to our next parent forum in Singapore delivered by Jay-Lee!  It is a great opportunity to gather with like minded parents to:

discuss current issues on the topic,
examine what the research is telling us, and
learn strategies for enhancing parent involvement in sport that boosts confidence and reduces anxiety in our athletes.

Click on the image below for the details of this very useful forum if you’re a parent looking to raise a healthy high achiever in Singapore.

Psychological Recovery: Giving back to keep your mind sharp

As many elite athletes are preparing to peak at international competitions in the Northern Hemisphere it’s a valuable time to reflect on how much time is being dedicated to psychological recovery as you prepare to perform when it counts… It’s becoming an increasingly important aspect of elite athlete training and preparation as we ask more of your physiological and psychological systems.  I’ve written about this before and will continue to do so to continue to influence awareness and ultimately integration of this information into the life of an elite athlete!  Here are some simple pieces of information and tips for you to consider…

Making time for psychological recovery through relaxation, rest, and sleep
Athletes can benefit from understanding how to regularly […]