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19 May 2014

The Chimp Paradox

On Saturday 17th May Colin Whiteford and Felicity Arthur attended at Sportscotland headquarters in Glasgow to participate in a seminar presented by Chimp Management Ltd.

This seminar discussed the mind management program introduced in Dr Steve Peters book, The Chimp Paradox. Director of Sport, Sarah Broadhead, presented various techniques to help athletes achieve a happier balance in sport. There was a particular focus on understanding our own drives and weaknesses. It was suggested that prior to applying this model to others it was necessary to have a self awareness.

The final part of the day concentrated on how teenage athletes react to challenges and why they appear to struggle to deal with minor hurdles or perform some of the tasks which adults find easy. This was an interesting input which provided an approach which should allow our committed young athletes to be happier in sport, erase unhelpful beliefs and as a result perform better.

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