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MOTM #152: The Psychophysiology of Sports Performance with Julia Eyre

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Psychophysiology. Now that's a mouthful. Join me for one of the most brain-growing discussions I've had in a long time. We all know about the mind-body connection, but how can we use this concept to improve sports performance? Julia would take it a step farther and state that we can use psychology to predict sports performance.

Julia Eyre is a sports psychology expert, and in this episode she debunks common myths about psychology, dissects the expert-novice athlete dichotomy, and provides some incredible tips on how we as providers can better help our patients return from injury. And that's just the beginning…

Get something to take notes on. This is a good one.

In this Episode You'll Hear:

  • Who Julia Eyre is
  • What it means to be a sports psychology expert
  • The anti-therapy
  • What is sports psychology
  • What a typical day looks like for Julia
  • Psychophysiology
  • Testing for the effect of physical and psychological stressors
  • The coping mechanisms of expert athletes versus novice athletes
  • Teaching how to percieve stress differently
  • Associative vs disassociative strategies
  • Julia’s story
  • “We study what we are”
  • How Julia started White Lion Performance and the services that they provide
  • What’s it’s been like to be a female in the Strength and Conditioning world
  • Shame vs gulit prone strategies as predictors of athletic performance
  • The importance of supporting someone’s passion
  • Mindframe shifts and focusing on what you can control
  • Support systems and improving the mind-body connection when returning to sport
  • Physical Therapists as front-line sports psychologists

Links & Resources for this Episode:

Listen to the NPR Invisibilia episode
Listen to MOTM #100 with Leslie Trujillo
Grab your copy of Dear Her
Read Julia’s article: Stop Hitting on Your Female Coach (Period)
Connect with Julia on Instagram: @whitelionperformance
Connect with Julia on Twitter: @thejulialion
Email Julia:

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