Paperback isbn: 9781914110269
Publication Date: October 1st 2023
Part I – Developing Your Skills
Chapter 1 – Your Thinking and Observing Mind
Chapter 2 – Play in the Now
Chapter 3 – Drop the Struggle With Your Thoughts
Chapter 4 – Accept Being Uncomfortable
Chapter 5 – Do What Matters
Part II – Applying Your Training
Chapter 6 – The Confidence Choice
Chapter 7 – Create the Energy to Succeed
Chapter 8 – Embrace Setbacks and Failure
Chapter 9 – The Onward Journey
Is there something holding you back from being at your best in your sport? You might be struggling with nerves and anxiety, confidence, motivation, or maybe facing a setback? Perhaps you have some strategies that work in the short-term, but the effects wear off and you are left in the same place as you were before.
It’s time for a new approach. One that challenges you to think differently, moving you towards achieving the things you desire most in sport and in life.
Based on the scientifically proven techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Drop the Struggle takes a radically new look at the mental side of reaching your potential in sport.
Written for athletes, coaches and anyone wanting to achieve more, it turns sports psychology on its head, providing a practical kitbag of ways to succeed. This book will teach you a sustainable way of dealing with difficult thoughts, managing your emotions and harnessing them to help you perform to the best of your ability.
Jenna Ashford is a Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist and Performance Consultant, working with some of the country’s best athletes, CEO’s at global companies and within many other sectors including education and healthcare. She represented England Hockey for six years and played in premier league teams all over the world. She is still a passionate sportswoman, challenging herself physically as well as mentally, and has completed an Ironman triathlon, climbed Mont Blanc and trekked to Everest Base Camp.
Dr Alison Maitland is a widely recognised and experienced HCPC registered and BASES accredited Sport Psychologist. She has a PhD in elite sport and uses her expertise in human performance in a wide range of settings in sport and businesses around the world. Not only has she helped elite athletes achieve World Championship titles and Olympic success, but she has a love and proven track record of supporting athletes and coaches taking the first step along their sporting journey.