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Choking in SPort: DIgital News

There are few non-life-threatening situations when an ordeal suffered by someone you’ve never met causes you pain. Watching a tennis player choke – or any athlete, for that matter – is one of them. It’s a tortuous experience. You know they can perform better, and that they desperately want to. But, for some reason, they can’t. Poise, intelligence and technique …

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British Psychological Society: Careers

Careers we talk to Roberto Forzoni about mindsets, music and magic; and Bronagh Hannon looks for light at the end of the tunnel in her arduous quest to become a clinical psychologist Mindsets, music and magicIan Florance meets Roberto Forzoni St Pancras station seemed like a good place to meet. I waited on the upper level by the small statue …

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Cheating in sport: i News

The psychology of cheating in sport, from chess champions playing dirty to tennis stars’ foul play Disgraced chess grandmaster Igors Rausis, who was banned from tournaments for six years after he was caught cheating by using a phone while sitting on a toilet, has been spotted competing under a new name By Kasia DelgadoOctober 13, 2020 12:52 pm Cheating in games …

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BBC Radio Kent: Roberto Forzoni speaking on ‘come-backs’ in sport and life

Roberto Forzoni speaks with BBC Radio Kent about mindset and comebacks. How can you deal with adversity and come back strong? What potential issues could you face and how do you overcome them? These are the questions asked and in this interview, we look at lessons from Andy Murray’s incredible come back from a career-threatening injury to winning at Queens.

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Josh Goodall given the nod to lead Britain into a stress free zoneL The Times

Roberto Forzoni’s phone rang last night, for certain. One of the Great Britain Davis Cup squad, either those selected or left out of the team to face Ukraine this weekend, will have poured out his emotions to the psychologist whom Andy Murray summoned to the 2007 US Open when bothered by a weakened wrist and having sensed that his partnership …

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Fernando Torres: what’s gone wrong with him at Chelsea? The Guardian

Fernando Torres has the backing of his manager at Chelsea but still the goals are not coming. Can he restore past glories? Louise Taylor writes… Fernando Torres looked embarrassed as he stood, smiling wanly, on the roof of a high-rise Kowloon carpark. Doing his bit to promote Chelsea’s Asian merchandising operation during the club’s pre-season tour, the £50m striker was modelling a …

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Power Balance admit no evidence: The Telegraph

Power Balance band, bracelets that claim to deliver improved strength and poise by increasing natural energy flow, have admitted there is no scientific evidence to support their selling point. In October last year, sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who has worked with the Football Association and the Lawn Tennis Association, described the bands as “gimmicks”. “As with many of these gimmicks, …

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Sports Psychology: Be Creative

Elite professional sport is now so competitive that few elite athletes can afford to ignore the psychological skills and techniques required to enhance mental toughness. Recent research has seen some creative approaches to developing psychological skills, such as listening to carefully selected music and watching personal motivational videos. Andy Lane evaluates these new techniques, explains how they can be assessed …

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Power Balance bracelets: source of energy or just a gimmick? The Telegraph

15th October 2010. They are talking about a body’s energy fields and natural frequency with the same enthusiasm that you might once have only heard around the stalls of Glastonbury festival or during summer solstice at Stonehenge. It is because of sport’s latest fad, a rubber wristband with a small hologram attached that, according to the manufacturers, helps to optimise …

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The most important organ..

He’s a member of the Magic Circle, a one-time interpreter to England manager Fabio Capello and a former pirate radio DJ – so it’s not a total shock that understanding the mind appeals to Roberto Forzoni.