Just Breathe. A DIY Guide to Diaphragmatic Breathing.

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Diaphragmatic Breathing Has anyone ever told you “Just Breathe”, and you thought they were crazy?  Diaphragmatic Breathing is a technique I coach people through all the time, and it’s helpful for a number of reasons. This post brings together all my resources on the topic – I hope you find them valuable. Tip Sheet – Diaphragmatic Breathing

Difficult Conversations & Conflict Management

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Conflict Management is a skill, and some say it’s an art. Having difficult conversations, and managing the conflict that often results can be highly stressful, but there are skills that can help you. These skills are often applied in personal relationships, as well as the sporting area.

Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

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In furtherance to the request to provide resources to assist people in this time of the CoVid-19 virus, I have also put this video presentation together for people who are looking for further resources to assist in managing this period of uncertainty. Resilience is the action of bouncing back from adversity. We are all likely to experience adversity during this … Read More

Managing Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty

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With the entire world in the midst of the CoVid-19 virus, I was asked if I would put together a presentation on how to manage anxiety during this time of uncertainty. This video presentation is designed to answer that request and I hope that you find something helpful within it. Stay safe everybody.

Introduction to Performance Psychology


In my initial blog on sport and exercise psychology, I defined sport and exercise psychology and gave an insight into how a sport psychologist might work with individuals and teams. I also discussed how individuals or teams might assess their need to consult with a sport and exercise psychologist. I would encourage those interested in the psychology of performance to ... Read More

What is Sport and Exercise Psychology?

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Many people ask me what I do and when I say I am a psychologist with a specialisation in sport and exercise psychology, they generally say something like “Cool, that sounds really exciting, … but what is a sport and exercise psychologist?” According to the American Psychological Association: “Applied sport psychology is the study and application of psychological principles of ... Read More

Why Room23


A question that ultimately arises when I mention the name of my practice is - “why Room23”? When I was in High School, I had a friend by the name of Patrick.  We were both avid sports fans and played a lot of basketball together.  We would end up at either his place or my place playing endless hours of ... Read More