“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realise that you control your own destiny” 

Albert Ellis, American psychologist and psychotherapist, founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)



Recommended Reading

Career/Life Change/Personal development
  • The Work We Were Born to Do – Nick Williams
  • Living Your Best Life – Laura Berman Fortgang
  • What Color is Your Parachute – Richard Bolles
  • Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman
  • The 7 Rules of Success – Fiona Harrold
  • New Passages – Gail Sheehey
  • The Path of Least Resistance – Robert Fritz
Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway – Susan Jeffers
  • Taming your Gremlin – Richard Carson
  • Now, Discover your Strengths – Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton
Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
  • Emotional Capitalists – Martyn Newman
Sport & Performance Psychology
  • Inside Sports Psychology – Costas I. Karageorghis & Peter C. Terry
  • Mid Games – Annie Vernon
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in Sports & Excercise – Edited by Martin Turner and Richard Bennett
  • The Brave Athlete – Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion – Simon Marshall, PhD and Leslie Paterson
  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance – W. Timothy Gallwey & Pete Carroll

  • The Inner Game of GolfW. Timothy Gallwey


“Fight or Flight’ by Keith Earls 


Useful exercises and tools

Why not try our free ‘Coping with Stress assessment’?
Spring Clean Your Life by calculating your happy score using this formula
List and tackle your Energy Drains using this list
Wheel of Life Exercise
Useful Websites
Athlete Stress Management Assessment Form

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