Blocking With the Head Part 7: When you get injured

(This is part 7 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) I had a cascade of emotions going through my head - pain, helplessness, fear. This was the sort of thing that happened to other people, not me! I thought… Continue reading Blocking With the Head Part 7: When you get injured

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Blocking With The Head Part 6: Nerves

(This is part 6 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Welcome back, skate mates! Today we're going to be exploring the subject of nerves. No, not in the physiology, electrochemical, nerve-fibre sense. In the jelly-legged, butterfly-stomached, "why am I… Continue reading Blocking With The Head Part 6: Nerves

Blocking with the Head Part 5: Confidence

(This is part 5 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Welcome back, derby enthusiasts! And welcome to the fifth instalment of Blocking with the Head. Today I'm going to talk to you about confidence - what it is, what… Continue reading Blocking with the Head Part 5: Confidence

Blocking with the Head Part 4: Teamwork

(This is part 4 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Hello again, roller derby fans! I hope you're all enjoying the series - looking at the blog stats, it seems like you are. Today, I'm going to be talking… Continue reading Blocking with the Head Part 4: Teamwork

Blocking With The Head Part 3: Anger and Aggression

(This is part 3 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series)   IF YOU'RE FEELING ANGRY NOW: Click here for a very short guided breathing exercise! Welcome back, roller derby fans! And welcome to Part 3 of Blocking With The Head. Last… Continue reading Blocking With The Head Part 3: Anger and Aggression