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Introducing The Mind Room - the football psychology newsletter

Introducing The Mind Room - the football psychology newsletter

August 19, 2022

We've launched a new sister newsletter, bringing you the latest football psychology stories to your inbox - for free - every week. To subscribe to The Mind Room, just visit https://themindroom.substack.com/, where you can also find a back catalogue of articles and interviews. We'll be back with a new pod in the near future, but if you want to get in touch with us in the meantime, our Twitter DMs are open: https://twitter.com/soccerpsychshow.  

Euro 2022 preview: how to psychologically prepare for a major tournament final

Euro 2022 preview: how to psychologically prepare for a major tournament final

July 29, 2022

Former Lionesses psychologist Misia Gervis drops by for an exclusive interview, explaining how she prepared the England women's side for their last visit to a European Championship final and the lessons the current team might learn from 2009.   

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The coach-psychologist relationship - Richard Dobson and Dr Misia Gervis

The coach-psychologist relationship - Richard Dobson and Dr Misia Gervis

July 13, 2022

We welcome back Wycombe assistant manager Richard Dobson and regular guest Dr Misia Gervis for a discussion about the secrets of a successful coach-psychologist relationship. After almost a decade of working together, Richard and Misia reflect on how they formed their partnership, the key elements behind their sustained success and offer some advice for coaches and psychologists on similar journeys.  

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The emotional impact of going on loan, adding psychologists to EPL coaching teams and the elements of successful leadership

The emotional impact of going on loan, adding psychologists to EPL coaching teams and the elements of successful leadership

May 26, 2022

Former Premier League psychologist Sarah Murray joins us to discuss: 

  • The emotional impact of going on loan
  • Adding psychologists to EPL coaching teams 
  • What are the ingredients of successful leadership?

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The psychology of the play-offs, managers’ motivational stunts and the power of celebrating

The psychology of the play-offs, managers’ motivational stunts and the power of celebrating

May 9, 2022

We welcome back regular guest and former England women's team psychologist Dr Misia Gervis to discuss the psychology of the play-offs, whether managers' motivational stunts really pay off and the mental benefits of celebrating.   

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Professor João Carvalhaes - football’s first World Cup-winning psychologist

Professor João Carvalhaes - football’s first World Cup-winning psychologist

April 19, 2022

We look back on the life of Professor João Carvalhaes, football's first World Cup-winning psychologist. Join us for a discussion about a fascinating individual who pioneered the use of cognitive examinations in elite football, divided opinion with his analysis of Pele and Garrincha, and helped Brazil win the 1958 World Cup.

To watch the Sao Paolo Regional Psychology Council's video about João Carvalhaes, visit: http://www.crpsp.org.br/memoria/joao/videos.aspx

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Dealing with off-pitch problems, pressurising players to return from injury and the power of psychology

Dealing with off-pitch problems, pressurising players to return from injury and the power of psychology

March 19, 2022
Wycombe coach Matt Bloomfield and former England women's team psychologist Dr Misia Gervis join us to discuss:
 
Chelsea & Derby: how off-pitch problems really affect players' state of mind 
Conte: the impact of pressurising players to return from injury
Wycombe: the power of psychological support
 

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City vs United, the pressure of the run-in and penalty shootout psychology

City vs United, the pressure of the run-in and penalty shootout psychology

March 4, 2022

We're joined by regular guest Dr Misia Gervis, former England women's team psychologist, to discuss:

City v United: how do players prepare mentally for a derby?
The run-in: how can teams deal with the pressure?
Kepa: the science behind penalty mind games 

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City vs Spurs, manager negativity and Eriksen’s return

City vs Spurs, manager negativity and Eriksen’s return

February 19, 2022

We're joined by regular guest Dr Misia Gervis, former England women's team psychologist, to discuss:

City v Spurs: the psychology behind a 'bogey ground'
Rodgers, Conte and Mourinho: why managers persist with public criticism of players
Christian Eriksen: the mental side of recovering from trauma

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Bonus episode: an interview with David Busst

Bonus episode: an interview with David Busst

January 1, 2022

We take a break from our regular format to bring you an interview with David Busst, the former Coventry City defender who suffered what is widely considered to be the most serious injury in the Premier League's history. 

David talks to us about the psychological impact of his career-ending leg break, the mentality required to recover from long-term injury and what clubs and football bodies can do to support sidelined players.

Please note that this interview was recorded in September 2021.

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