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Flow in Sport: Beyond Caution and Conscious Thought?

Summary In this post I explore some ideas around flow in sport performance. The post arises from a workshop I attended with Level 4 coaches in London earlier this month. The whole day workshop focused on group dynamics and explored some of the characteristics of successful groups. I wrote about the day and it was a part of the day that discussed William Bion's work that sent me off on the thought process that have culminated in this post. In essence this is a post that reflects on the kinds of learning environments coaches creature, nurture and aspire to develop. Flow...

Brain Games

This post has been in draft form for a while. This month a number of research reports have been sharpening discussion about the role the brain plays in learning compared to the mind. Two items caught my attention and encouraged my own reflection on the brain and mind possibilities. The Australian Stage reviewed Seven Boards of Skill performed at the Perth International Arts Festival. The performance is based upon the Chinese Tangram and in this stage version seven giant geometric shapes, five triangles, a square and a parallelogram are used as the set for fourteen performers. Paul Rand has suggested...