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#mental skills

# mental-skills - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success

Performance narratives are key to battling negative thoughts.

# mental-skills - Monday 22 May, 2017

Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started

Meditation is as important for an athlete as engine oil is for a high-performance engine.

# mental-skills - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'A big part of the change for the better was when I had kids' - Nacewa

The Leinster captain talks about his mental skills journey since Joe Schmidt sparked his interest.

# mental-skills - Monday 17 April, 2017

Here's how to build your self-belief for sports, work and all aspects of life

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan outlines how we can reframe self-belief into ability-belief.

# mental-skills - Monday 13 February, 2017

Mental skills: Your journey to becoming more resilient starts here

Jason Brennan is back with an examination of the factors that go into being a resilient competitor.

# mental-skills - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan’s latest column details the process of SBT.

# mental-skills - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

# mental-skills - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan begins a series of columns with part one of an examination of pressure.

# mental-skills - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# mental-skills - Friday 10 April, 2015

Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week

The 32-year-old is set for a comeback after two seasons out of the game.

# mental-skills - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Pienaar: Sometimes you look calm, but you’re not calm inside

Ulster’s South African scrum-half says he will never be ‘too old or too wise to learn’.

# mental-skills - Monday 25 November, 2013

All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line

Aaron Cruden and Ryan Crotty reveal the depth of confidence the Kiwis can count on in times of stress.