We had a fantastic webinar with special guest renowned sports scientist and clinical sports psychologist Dr. John P. Sullivan chaired by Dr. Cian O’Neill, Head of The Department of Sport, Leisure, and Childhood Studies in the Cork Institute of Technology.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank John for taking the time to share his valuable experience and insight. He has set the bar very high for any future webinars. Thanks to Cian for his excellent chairing of the session and his own coaching insight. Thanks to those of you who actively participated and sent in some great questions. If you missed it you can access the webinar recording below. We highly recommend you take the time out to tune-in.
The Brain Always Wins is available on Amazon US and Amazon UK for purchase. It is a great insightful read looking at ‘unwrapping’ our brains to help us understand and use that understanding to improve our well-being and performance in life, sport and whatever we do.
DR. JOHN P. SULLIVAN is a Sport Scientist and Clinical Sport Psychologist with over twenty years of clinical and scholarly experience. For the past 16 years he has worked with the same team in the National Football League (NFL) coordinating clinical care and sport science. Dr. Sullivan’s experience also includes such work within the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, Premier Rugby League, Australian Football League and Olympic national teams. He is an expert consultant for the military and law enforcement in regards to both welfare and performance needs. He is a also a visiting scholar/sport scientist at the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) in Brisbane, Australian and serves as an Instructor/Supervisor for Brown University Medical School Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Sullivan provides consultation to the NFL office, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) on issues related to well-being and performance, and is a member of several brain health advisement groups.
Dr. Sullivan is a national and international practitioner-researcher who conducts central nervous system (CNS) measurement/assessment, talent selection, recovery training, and concussion assessment/rehabilitation. He has established expertise with psychophysiological profiling and developing cognitive abilities (e.g., decision making, complex reaction time, and read-and-react abilities) of elite performers.
You can find out more from our recent blog A healthy brain is crucial to performance.
In this webinar John discusses his recently published book co-authored with Chris Parker – The Brain Always Wins. During this discussion John elaborates on the following topics:-
- The performing brain
- Illusion of mental toughness and grit
- Rest and recovery
- Readiness and resiliency in sport and life
- Technology and Sport
It is well worth taking time out to listen and learn from John in this insightful and educational discussion.
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