Positive & Competition Psychology

Mental Wellness in Competitive Sports

Mental health is an aspect of health that describes mental well-being and is a component of holistic well-being.  Being well at the mental health level is part therefore of the overall individual’s health and describes the situation beyond absence of illness. What is mental health awareness? These are the multifaceted efforts aimed at reducing all forms …

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Personality Disorders and Mental Health in Competitive Sports

Part 2: We continue with a review of Mental Health and now focus on the intersection between personality disorders and competitive sports. Normal personality is defined as the characteristic pattern of behaviour and mode of thinking that determines a person’s adjustment to the environment. The style of ones thoughts, one’s behaviour and attitude are key …

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Understand your Mind, Focus Better

Sportspersons need to understand their mental health to improve their game focus. This article highlights a story about Immaculate Nangira, a 25-year-old, twice-divorced, woman who has no children, lives alone, and represents the country in International Sport tournaments. She has reported an increase in sadness, crying, social withdrawal and severe self-criticism. She has also reported …

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You find it Irresistible? Best Watch Out!

Have you ever felt a sudden spontaneous inclination or incitement to some usually unpremeditated action? Or have you ever found yourself having an irresistible desire or tendency usually other than what would be considered rational? This is what can be described as an impulsive action or desire. When it goes beyond the normally accepted, we …

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Irresistible? Impulse Control Disorders and Addictive Disorders (Part 2)

We pick up from our last article on impulse control and addiction disorders. In this article we shall highlight more on addictive disorders. Addiction Addiction describes the situation in which someone engages repetitively in a behavior that is negative and may also often lead to ill health impacts. The cycle of addiction may be caused …

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