Head In The Game

Author: Brandon Sneed
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062455958
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An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the worlds greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology—the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains—for peak performance, and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us. Moneyball showed how statistics were revolutionizing baseball. The Sports Gene revealed the role genetics play in sports. Now, Head in the Game examines the next evolution: how mental engineering—the manipulation of the cognitive processes of the brain—can make gifted athletes even better. For years, technology—from EEG (electroencephalogram) to fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) to video games, tablets, and personal data collection devices—have been used with soldiers to understand their physical and mental functioning. Touching on brain functionality vital to sports—both the "hard" (coordination, stimuli processing, functional memory, decision-making, load-processing) and the "soft" (emotion regulation, visualization, psychology, mindfulness)—this tech is now being adopted by scores of championship franchises and top athletes—including scrappy underdogs forced to innovate and elite players looking for an advantage. Star NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tom Brady, the NBA’s Kyle Korver, and Olympic volleyball champion Kerri Walsh are using mental engineering to up their game. It’s not luck that has transformed the San Antonio Spurs into a formidable force—it’s science, Sneed demonstrates. As mental engineering becomes widespread—taking athletes who are already freaks of nature and making them better—the impact on the multi-billion dollar sports industry will be dramatic on players, managers, trainers, owners, and even fans. Interviewing athletes and coaches, visiting training camps and sports science firms, Brandon Sneed offers a firsthand, on-the-ground look at this exciting breakthrough that has the potential to transform to transform the game—and all our lives.

Head In The Game A One Act Play

Author: Carolyn Gage
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 136558397X
Size: 12,86 MB
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persuasive case for abolishing prostitution. In the Boxing Girl Gym, the clients pay by the hour to "work out" with "sparring partners." The "sparring partners" paid to let the client win, which means they don't punch back. Perfectly legal variation of a popular recreation... no?

Keep Your Head In The Game

Author: Sharmee Pratt
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This book is for people who are ready to walk into their divine destiny in life. Once your mind is "straight," then right thinking is inevitable. Be empowered to do the impossible as you decree and declare your way into your next.

Mind Bulb Getting Your Head In The Game

Author: Lena Pearlman Lcsw
Editor: Fastpencil Incorporated
ISBN: 9781619333277
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Mind Bulb provides readers with information, strategies, and a common sense approach to dealing with mental health issues that stand in the way of people meeting and exceeding their potential. Topics include: possible stressors, triggers, familial relationships, life changes, and gaining or loss of fortune and fame. The book is geared towards those individuals that are responsible for the well-being and success of professional athletes, celebrities, those in the public eye, and everyday people. The author's intent is to de-stigmatize mental health issues and encourage openness and dialogue. Issues addressed in the book include: suicide, depression, promiscuity, violence, substance abuse, and isolation. The hope is that by shining a light on these high profile struggles, ordinary people will seek out support without the fear of being labeled or stigmatized. Author Lena Pearlman, LCSW has been involved in the mental health field for 20 years. In addition to being a full-time forensic social worker, she is an adjunct professor, and is in private practice.

Head In The Game

Author: Gary Bloom
Editor: Penguin Life
ISBN: 9780241451304
Size: 18,93 MB
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Elite athletes play out their lives in the most public of arenas. Everything they do is analysed in real time and then picked apart in the pub afterwards. "Why did they miss that penalty?" "What made him fall at the first jump?" "That press conference was a bit weird." We can all speculate, but what's really going on? In Head in the Game we peer into this highly confidential, psychological world. We follow the journeys of ten athletes in their therapy sessions with Gary, from a rugby player arrested for a drunken brawl, through a homesick cricketer on tour, to a snooker player struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Structured around the emotions we all experience on a daily basis - shame, anger, fear, jealousy, love - chapter-by-chapter the inner traumas that impact their performance are revealed, explained and resolved. Gary Bloom is a sports psychotherapist. He works with footballers, cricketers, rugby players, jockeys, Olympians and many other athletes besides. They might seem like superheroes on the pitch, but in the dressing room they're just like anybody else, subject to the same emotional pressures that affect all of us. You might not be on fifty grand a week or hold a world record, but seeing how sportspeople overcome their demons is a powerful way of tackling your own, because as Gary says, happier players play better - in sport and in life.

Head In The Cloud

Author: William Poundstone
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316256536
Size: 15,68 MB
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The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age. More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word occurrence, or name the largest ocean on the planet. But how important is it to fill our heads with facts? A few keystrokes can summon almost any information in seconds. Why should we bother learning facts at all? Bestselling author William Poundstone confronts that timely question in Head in the Cloud. He shows that many areas of knowledge correlate with the quality of our lives -- wealth, health, and happiness -- and even with politics and behavior. Combining Big Data survey techniques with eye-opening anecdotes, Poundstone examines what Americans know (and don't know) on topics ranging from quantum physics to pop culture. Head in the Cloud asks why we're okay with spelling errors on menus but not on resumes; why Fox News viewers don't know which party controls Congress; why people who know "trivia" make more money than those who don't; how individuals can navigate clickbait and media spin to stay informed about what really matters. Hilarious, humbling, and wildly entertaining, Head in the Cloud is a must-read for anyone who doesn't know everything.

Get Your Head In The Cloud Unlocking The Mystery For Public Sector

Author: Jim Sweeney
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 110564720X
Size: 11,75 MB
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This book gives an introduction to the various types of Cloud that are available today and provides real-world case studies of agencies within the public sector that are using each of the various types of Cloud to better deliver services to their users. If you want to understand Cloud Computing and it's benefits, this is the book for you!

Head In The Game

Author: Gary Bloom
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241451337
Size: 18,55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Elite athletes play out their lives in the most public of arenas. Everything they do is analysed in real time and then picked apart in the pub afterwards. "Why did they miss that penalty?" "What made him fall at the first jump?" "That press conference was a bit weird." We can all speculate, but what's really going on? In Head in the Game we peer into this highly confidential, psychological world. We follow the journeys of ten athletes in their therapy sessions with Gary, from a rugby player arrested for a drunken brawl, through a homesick cricketer on tour, to a snooker player struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Structured around the emotions we all experience on a daily basis - shame, anger, fear, jealousy, love - chapter-by-chapter the inner traumas that impact their performance are revealed, explained and resolved. Gary Bloom is a sports psychotherapist. He works with footballers, cricketers, rugby players, jockeys, Olympians and many other athletes besides. They might seem like superheroes on the pitch, but in the dressing room they're just like anybody else, subject to the same emotional pressures that affect all of us. You might not be on fifty grand a week or hold a world record, but seeing how sportspeople overcome their demons is a powerful way of tackling your own, because as Gary says, happier players play better - in sport and in life.

Head In The Clouds

Author: Karen Witemeyer
Editor: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441213235
Size: 14,44 MB
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Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind. When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon--and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate. When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?