Athletes may seek sports psychologists to improve mental toughness. Josephine Perry suggests it isn’t mental toughness they need more of; it is mental flexibility. It is clear why mental toughness is so revered. The tale of an athlete that suffers through a setback and comes out on top creates good media sound bites and a compelling... MORE
Josephine is a sport and exercise psychologist based in London, UK. She works with a wide range of athletes from those wanting to get back into exercise through to those training at the highest levels aiming for new world records or Olympic qualification. She incorporates mental skills training with psych-education and an acceptance and commitment approach to ensure athletes feel really well prepared and confident to manage the highs and lows that come with a life in sport.