Ep 85: The Art Of Goal Setting and Managing Performance Anxiety with Dr Josephine Perry
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we were joined by Dr. Josephine Perry. Josie is a chartered psychologist working with those in sport and on the stage and in business to help them overcome their barriers to success so they can achieve their goals.
Josephine has a background in communications and behavior change having worked for many years in journalism, marketing, public relations, and crisis communications across private corporations and government. She has an MSc in Communications, an MSc in Psychology, and an MSc in Sports and Exercise Psychology. She also has a PhD in Political Communications.
She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Association of Applied Sports Psychologists (AASP). She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She writes features for sports magazines and websites and is regularly quoted in the media on how athletes and other performers can use applied sports psychology to enhance their performance.
With a long background in communications, Josie first started learning about performance psychology after competing in Ironman Melbourne in 2013. She heard the commentator mention the waves. He said “you can’t control the conditions. What you can control is the way you choose to react to them.” A light bulb moment. She realized it was her choice if she was scared or not and had to choose not to be. It became the fastest Ironman she’s raced and set off a full career change, from a conversion course to learn all the basics of Psychology to the MSc in Sports and Exercise Psychology.
In this episode, Josephine discusses with Vikas various aspects of performance psychology, how to deal with performance anxiety and more.
To find Dr. Josephine, log on to performanceinmind.co.uk
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)