The Sport Psych Show: Episode #257

Achieving your potential in sport and life – Dr Alison Maitland & Jenna Ashford

In this episode of The Sport Psych Show podcast,  Dr Alison Maitland and Jenna Ashford talk about their new book “Drop the Struggle: A Transformative Approach to Achieving Your Potential in Sport and Life”. Using scientifically proven techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) their book takes a new look at the mental side of reaching potential in sport.

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DR ALISON MAITLAND a highly acclaimed and experienced Sport Psychologist, utilising her extensive knowledge in human performance to support athletes and businesses globally, having contributed to the success of elite athletes in securing World Championship titles and Olympic victories.

JENNA ASHFORD is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Performance Consultant, applying her expertise to empower high-level athletes, CEOs of global companies, and diverse industries such as education and healthcare, drawing from her own experience as a dedicated sportswoman representing England Hockey and playing in premier league teams worldwide.


About The Sports Psych Show podcast

The Sport Psych Show is hosted by Sport Psychologist, Dan Abrahams and aims to demystify sport psychology through exploration of its positive impact on participation, progression, and performance. Through conversations with elite competitors, coaches, scientists, and psychologists, listeners gain insights into motivational strategies, effective practice methods, the psychology of learning, and enhancing high-performance abilities under pressure.

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