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Talking a Good Game

With London 2012 a few days away, Chris Ledgard explores the language of sports psychology. How do sportsmen and women use words to improve their performance?

With London 2012 a few days away, Chris Ledgard explores the language of sports psychology. How do sportsmen and women use words to improve their performance? Dr Steve Peters talks about his work with top athletes and why he uses the word "adrenalized." Chris also meets a young squash player who was suffering with poor results and finds out about his work with sports psychologist Phil Johnson.

Contributors:

Sam Ellis, squash player
Phil Johnson, sport & exercise psychologist
Steve Peters, psychiatrist & consultant to Team GB Cycling
Paul Manning, coach to Team GB Cycling
Coaches and players from Bristol Aztecs and London Olympians American Football teams
Ed Smith, former international cricketer

Producer: Toby Field.

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28 minutes

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  • Dr Steve Peters: "How do you want to deal with your emotions"?

    Dr Steve Peters speaking on Word of Mouth about the language of sports psychology.

    Duration: 06:03

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