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From The42 'Years ago everything was done through fear of losing': Earls admires healthy confidence of new breed Mental Skills

'Years ago everything was done through fear of losing': Earls admires healthy confidence of new breed

The Ireland wing has developed a quiet confidence through the years and an ability to stop himself from doing unnecessary damage to his body.

From The42 Forward thinking: Keith Earls prepares himself for action with daily visualisation work Mental Skills

Forward thinking: Keith Earls prepares himself for action with daily visualisation work

The Munster and Ireland flyer takes half an hour aside each day to work his mind through the game ahead.

From The42 'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness' Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

From The42 Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic Mental Strength

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic

We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.

From The42 'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again Mental Skills

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

From The42 Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success Mind Games

Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success

Performance narratives are key to battling negative thoughts.

From The42 Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started Mental Skills

Meditation will help you perform better, so here's how to get started

Meditation is as important for an athlete as engine oil is for a high-performance engine.

From The42 'A big part of the change for the better was when I had kids' - Nacewa Mental Skills

'A big part of the change for the better was when I had kids' - Nacewa

The Leinster captain talks about his mental skills journey since Joe Schmidt sparked his interest.

From The42 Here's how to build your self-belief for sports, work and all aspects of life Mental Skills

Here's how to build your self-belief for sports, work and all aspects of life

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan outlines how we can reframe self-belief into ability-belief.

From The42 Mental skills: Your journey to becoming more resilient starts here Column

Mental skills: Your journey to becoming more resilient starts here

Jason Brennan is back with an examination of the factors that go into being a resilient competitor.

From The42 Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better Mental Skills

Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan’s latest column details the process of SBT.

From The42 Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure Mental Skills

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

From The42 Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports Mental Skills

Pressure isn't just for tyres, but it needs to be fit for purpose in sports

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan begins a series of columns with part one of an examination of pressure.

From The42 'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time' Mental Skills

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week Isa Isa Isa

Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week

The 32-year-old is set for a comeback after two seasons out of the game.

From The42 Pienaar: Sometimes you look calm, but you’re not calm inside Composure

Pienaar: Sometimes you look calm, but you’re not calm inside

Ulster’s South African scrum-half says he will never be ‘too old or too wise to learn’.

From The42 All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line Top Two Inches

All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line

Aaron Cruden and Ryan Crotty reveal the depth of confidence the Kiwis can count on in times of stress.