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New Book: “The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion”

THE BRAVE ATHLETE OFFERS PRACTICAL, CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN TRAINING FOR SPORTS

Sport Psychology Expert and Three-Time World Champion Offer Evidence-Based Solutions That Work for Athletes in the Real World

Many popular guides on talent, grit, and performance focus narrowly on one gimmick or come from academics or writers who have little experience working with athletes in the real world. A cutting-edge new brain training guide, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson, is the first to solve 13 of the most common mental conundrums athletes face in everyday training and in races. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, this husband-and-wife team offers their innovative guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes.

The Brave Athlete reveals that we don’t have one brain-we have three: an ancient Chimp brain that keeps us alive, a modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and a Computer brain that accesses our memories and runs our habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen: we get crazy nervous before a race, we choke under pressure, we quit when the going gets tough, we make dumb mistakes, we worry about how we look.

In their book, Dr. Marshall and Paterson ask, “What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want?” What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? With the mental skills explored in The Brave Athlete, you can. THE BRAVE ATHLETE will help athletes take control of their brains so they can train better, race faster, and fully enjoy sports.

The Brave Athlete draws from evidence-based research, which means readers won’t find outdated “positive self-talk” or visualization gimmicks here. No, the cutting-edge mental skills revealed in THE BRAVE ATHLETE actually work because they challenge the sources of the thoughts and feelings you don’t want. THE BRAVE ATHLETE is packed with practical solutions to the most common mental challenges athletes face: I have thoughts and feelings I don’t want. I wish I felt more like an athlete. I don’t think I can. I don’t achieve my goals. Other athletes seem tougher, happier, and more badass than me. I feel fat. I don’t cope well with injury. People are worried about how much I exercise. I don’t like leaving my comfort zone. When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind. I need to harden the f*ck up. I keep screwing up. I don’t handle pressure well. 

That means you won’t find outdated “positive self-talk” or visualization gimmicks here. No, the set of cutting-edge mental skills revealed in The Brave Athlete actually work because they challenge the source of the thoughts and feelings you don’t want. The Brave Athlete is packed with practical, evidence-based solutions to the most common mental challenges athletes face. Which of these sound like you?

  • Why do I have thoughts and feelings I don’t want?
  • I wish I felt more like an athlete.
  • I don’t think I can.
  • I don’t achieve my goals.
  • Other athletes seem tougher, happier, and more badass than me.
  • I feel fat.
  • I don’t cope well with injury.
  • People are worried about how much I exercise.
  • I don’t like leaving my comfort zone.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind.
  • I need to harden the f*ck up.
  • I keep screwing up.
  • I don’t handle pressure well.

With The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion, you can solve these problems to become mentally strong and make your brain your most powerful asset.

 

The Brave Athlete

 

 

 

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