WNBA Star Withdraws From Olympics, Citing Mental Health

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced that women's basketball player Liz Cambage, a star player on the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces, has withdrawn from the Australian Olympic Team and will not compete in Tokyo. Cambage, a 2021 WNBA All-Star, is averaging 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Aces this season. "It's no [...]

The Consulting Process

Many people aren't aware of what working with a sport or performance psychologist entails. That't not necessarily their fault, it's just not really something that is common knowledge outside of the field. Because of this unknown territory, a lot of people are hesitant to seek that same support that could ultimately help them to become [...]

6 Habits to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common clinical diagnoses across the world with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) affecting more than 20 million in the U.S alone. This number has surely increased since its publication in 2019 and with the global impact of covid-19, causing heightened worry and apprehension. As difficult as these [...]

Out of the Pool: Markus Rogan on Performance Psychology and Finding Identity

Markus Rogan was on the verge of this third Olympic Games when he felt safe declaring that he no longer enjoyed swimming. It’s a testament to the Austrian’s journey that he still had one more Olympics left in him after that. The silver medalist in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke at the 2004 Athens Games, Rogan had a complicated [...]

How the NBA is Continuing the Conversation Around Mental Health

A discussion with Dr. Kensa Gunter, PsyD, CMPC Tell us a little about yourself and how you've become involved with the NBA. By training, I am a licensed psychologist and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. Basically, what that means is that I work with athletes and performers in areas of mental health and mental performance. [...]

ASICS Launches Mental Health Initiative with Charity Mind

ASICS has announced a new partnership with mental health charity Mind which will see the brand raise funds as well as aim to get more people active. The brand will help fund support services, including physical activity-based projects, for people experiencing mental health problems, citing the strain of the coronavirus lockdown on the mental wellbeing [...]