This session explores personhood; our thought created self-image, identity, personality and character, we call this our personal mind as opposed to what we call in this work, Universal Mind, which flows through our physical bodies and minds, and is that the divine intelligence, source and wisdom of all things. Our individual entire belief systems are created inside our mind, and projected out into the world the form; they do not come about as a result of what happens to us or the circumstances around us, even though it looks like they do!
Many people ask for clarification on what it is Denise means when she uses the word ‘Spiritual’. This session looks deeper into her understanding of the formless, ‘spiritual’ nature of our human existence – that which is at the heart of all human performance. Denise is not referring to ‘religion’, in any of her work, although it appears to her that all religions are pointing to the same thing, the Oneness of life, a great unfolding, intelligence that IS all things, form and formless
Together, we explore coaching from a quiet mind versus a busy mind. It is not imperative that sportspeople have a calm mind, to be effective, we know that excellent ideas and performance come even amidst the most turbulent times. However, regarding sustainable productivity, and effectiveness, the magic happens when people naturally fall out of their troublesome thinking into a state of mind which allows for higher download, of wisdom. What is the real cause of our head noise? Realising this innocent misunderstanding of where experience comes from, gives you the opportunity to show up fresh in every moment, build rapport and an authentic connection with all those around you, in life, sport and business.
During this very first episode of the podcast show PODIUM - Spiritual Truths Behind Elite Sports Performance, Denise explains her inspiration for producing this show; the audiences it is for and the type of transformational impact on sportspeople's lives. With over 20 year's involvement in sports performance, Denise was at the cutting edge of mental skills development, used to control, manage and manipulate a person's thinking to be on their game when it counts. Now she profoundly realises there is something else on offer which revolutionises mental well-being and transforms results.
Most sportspeople can relate to the 'performance zone' state, where the mind is relatively quiet, and the performance seems to flow automatically with effortless ease, but few are awake to understanding the source and nature of this phenomenon. Denise starts out on sharing her discoveries after 20 years involved in performance sport as both a national athlete and national coach in her game, netball.