“I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading as I had in the writing.” Francis Quarles (1635).

Sport

Cognitive Dissonance In Sport – How Internal Disharmony Can Affect Sport Performance

We are referring here to something that is negative about an athlete’s positive sporting experience. A simplistic example could be...
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The Aware Self Book

Why I Wrote A Self-Help Book That Critiques Self-Help Books

I had written a book previously but decided not to put it on sale. The book was called ‘Discussions on...
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Mental Health

Choctaw Ridge, The Tallahatchie Bridge And Billy Joe

Bobby Gentry spoke very little about her song ‘Ode To Billy Joe’ but one description of note by her was...
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Emotion

Emotion – Might the Irish Language Hold A Clue?

What is emotion? Quite bluntly emotion is one of those terms that stubbornly defends against attempts at definition. Even though...
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Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology and Sport

Of possible interest to coaches and indeed athletes is what is called the ‘Braverman Personality Type Assessment.’ This is a...
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The Aware Self Book

How to Write And Publish A Book Cheaply

Writing and publishing a book cheaply was an extremely interesting experience  which I am happy to share. My objective was...
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Optimum functioning

Resilience

Resilience science emerged more than half a century ago when pioneers in psychology, psychiatry, and paediatrics searching for clues to...
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Intellectual Disabilities

CBT and Intellectual Disabilities

To begin. The starting point for this post is that historically people with intellectual disabilities have, for all intents and...
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Optimum functioning

Covid-19 – A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective

As we experience level 5 Covid-19 restrictions personal, family, community, national and global wellbeing are very much to the fore....
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