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From the News: Self-Talk is a required tool in pro-sports

From the News: Self-Talk is a required tool in pro-sports

The motivational phrases beloved of sportspeople might seem trite, but for players from Katie Boulter and Andy Murray to Arthur Ashe, they’re surprisingly important “These are simple refocusing strategies,” says Professor Ian Maynard, a sports psychologist at Sheffield Hallam University. “Most athletes constantly worry about winning or losing, but all they can control is performance. …

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