Tips on Making it to the Top in Sports





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Resource Materials

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The Development of Mental Skills in Canadian Athletes: A Survey
Mario Faveri, Ph.D., C. Psych.,

Click here (English)    Click Here (French)    to read the study as it appeared in the Canada Games Section of CANOE, Canada’s national internet network, following the Games in 2001.

The Effect of Hypnosis on Putting Performance of Senior Golfers
Mario Faveri, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Click here to read an abstract of the study as presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sports Psychology, Niagara Falls, Ontario, November, 2005.

Joe Duchesne Click below to listen to Mario discussing the golf study and also offering some mental tips for golfers on AM980-CFPL Radio' s morning show with Joe Duchesne.

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Advice Corner

Mario has written extensively on “ Making it to the Top in Sports and the Performing Arts” Here’s his top five:

  1. The Mental Side of Sports
  2. Making it to the Top in Sports and the Performing Arts
  3. Taking the Pressure Off Kids in Competition
  4. Burnout in Sports and the Performing Arts
  5. Coaching Practices of Successful Coaches
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Flexibility Exercises for Golfers

Golfers can enhance their flexibility and decrease their risk of injury by engaging in golf specific strength training and exercises before and after each round. CLICK HERE for a brief series of exercises provided by Cathy Striowksi, a Physiotherapist in the Greater Toronto Area who is known for her work with athletes.

Sport Psychology Movie Database

Coaches and Sports Consultants looking to stimulate and promote more awareness of the mental side of sport may wish to encourage their athletes to watch movies depicting sport psychology themes. A list of more than 150 such movies is available free through the Sport Psychology Movie Database that can be accessed through the LINKS page of this site.

The Journal of Excellence

Renowned Sport Psychologist, Terry Orlick, publishes a free online professional journal that is devoted to nurturing excellence in all human endeavours and to providing practical strategies and perspectives for pursuing high-level goals. He also provides free copies of articles that he's written dealing with the pursuit of excellence. The articles, a free version of his book, "PSYCHED: Inner Views of Winning" and an opportunity to freely view his Journal of Excellence can be accessed through the LINKS page of this site

Dr. Mario Faveri, Ph.D., C.Psych.
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