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"I Don't Feel My Best:" Suggestions for Overcoming Perfectionism

By Diana Curtis
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Focusing on what you can control, such as your self-talk, can help mediate the effects of perfectionistic concerns and ultimately lead to enhanced performance.

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31-Day AASP Mental Wellness Challenge

By the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
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To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May, AASP invites you to prioritize yourself by completing our 31-Day Mental Wellness Challenge: a series of daily tasks to bring mental health to the…

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Two Sides of the Same Coin: Turning Conflict Into Cohesion

By Ashlyn Fesperman
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Conflict is a part of everyday life, and sports are no exception. This article outlines the different aspects of team conflict and ways sport psychology consultants can transition that conflict into cohesion.

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Feeding the Champ; Fighting the Chump

By Steve O'Neill, Kelsee Irwin
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How athletes talk to themselves matters. When they consistently practice walking and talking like a Champ, they empower themselves to be more resilient and confident in play. Learn more about refocusing strategies to achieve optimal performance.

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Having Trouble Sticking to Your Exercise Program? Stay Motivated With These 13 Exercise Adherence Strategies

By Gabrielle Salvatore
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From AASP Members and Authors: Gabrielle Salvatore, MS, Sheila Alicea, PhD, CMPC, Cynthia Clarke, EdD, CMPC, and Michael Sachs, PhD, CMPC

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Coaching and Organizational Strategies to Support the Adaptation of International Athletes

By Jana Fogaca
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In the first post of this series, I wrote about how it is important that international athletes engage in efforts to adapt to the new culture and the receiving organizations attempt to learn about the…

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