Jun 16, 2023
It is great to welcome onto the show mental skills and golf coach Trevor Jones to explore a different way of dealing with the thoughts and sensations that can hold such sway over us.
He has a fascinating story to tell as both a player and a coach at a very high level.
We discussed how many of the existing models of trying to ‘control’ thoughts and just use visualisation techniques proved so ineffective.
How many time have you hit bad shots when you feel GOOD and conversely we have all hit good shots when we are feeling BAD
The psychological flexibility model
Acceptance and Commitment Training
Instead of trying to control thoughts and feelings understand how YOU are NOT your thoughts
‘Trevor won the Welsh National Championship in 2008, and played full time professional golf for the next 3 years, yet he struggled when applying traditional sport psychology to himself. After discovering ACT (Acceptance and commitment training) in 2012, Trevor immersed himself in the theory and practice, his research being guided by some of the best in the field. A decade later, Trevor now works for the US based Aware Performance Group, helping college golfers improve their Psychological Flexibility. Trevor also mentors two Sport Psychologists, works privately with up and coming junior golfers, and runs a golf coaching business as a PGA professional. His book ‘Get out of your mind and into your game – how to build Psychological Flexibility on the fairways and beyond’ is due for release later this year.’
Social media for Trevor is @mind_your_golf
To book your place at Archerfield for the ‘Lost Art School’ go to www.themindfactor.com