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Becca Hickman

Sport and Exercise Psychologist (in training) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) currently working towards becoming a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Mind Over Muscle: Thinking Your Way To The Top

Mind Over Muscle: Thinking Your Way To The Top

Athletes and sportspersons all over the world spend a large amount of their time in the gym. Getting fit, building condition, and training all the muscles we can physically see. But it isn’t just the muscle groups on the outside that contribute to their sporting...

Building a Game Changer Mindset

Building a Game Changer Mindset

Have you ever wondered about the people who can simply redefine the rules when things don’t go to plan? You know the ones I’m talking about, the people who can regroup and come up with new parameters to accomplish goals and meet their targets, even in the face of a...

Does Your Equestrian Mindset Need a Spring Clean?

Does Your Equestrian Mindset Need a Spring Clean?

As the end of February rolls around and the first taste of spring starts to emerge, equestrians collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Firstly, give yourself a pat on the back for making it through another winter, and a very wet one at that! The days are starting to...

Tips and Tricks to Build a Positive Equestrian Mindset

Tips and Tricks to Build a Positive Equestrian Mindset

At some point, we’ve all had an instructor tell us to ‘ride forwards’ or ‘think positive’. Whether you’ve had a bad experience, or you’re worried about stepping up a level, a lack of confidence can make even small steps feel like mountains to climb. Henry Ford once...

How to Handle Nerves Before a Competition

How to Handle Nerves Before a Competition

Feeling anxious before a competition is totally normal, in fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t experience some anxiety before they compete. Believe it or not, getting nervous ahead of a competition is actually a good thing! It’s a sign that you care...

Changing times in sporting cultures…my thoughts

With the recent publication of the Whyte Review we have been afforded an insight into the bullying culture that has been prevalent through the British Gymnastic (BG) set up for many years. The review highlighted that from over 400 submissions, 40% spoke about physical...

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