MAPPPSYCH (SPORT AND EXERCISE), BA (HONS), BSC (HONS), MAPS.
Daniel is one of Australia's most progressive sport psychologists. He works with professional tennis players, Olympians and AFL players. He also consults in a variety of sports including soccer, rowing, golf, skiing, triathlon, boxing, and cycling.
He is passionate about helping people reach their potential.
Daniel's works from framework is that no matter what might be happening in the brain and body in moments that matter, bringing attention to what is truly relevant, is key.
"Whether an elite athlete, weekend warrior, aspiring junior, performing artist, or doctor - it doesn't matter - we all have brains that are essentially comfort seeking, problem solving machines. This is helpful in many aspects of life, however in high stake moments, doing what is comfortable and what is helpful for performance are often completely opposite. That's why rather than seeking comfort, it is important to learn how to be comfortable with discomfort".
Daniel has given presentations to a variety of organisations including National Conferences, National Sporting Organisations and has appeared on National televesion discussing performance under pressure.
Daniel completed a Masters of Applied Psychology at The University of Queensland as well Honours in both Psychology and Sport Science.
Daniel's strengths are his ability to compassionately challenge his clients and create innovative methods to help athletes fulfil their potential. His weaknesses include Messina Gelato and dropping his iPhone.
Daniel has also conducted research in
- Reducing Emotional and Cognitive Avoidance in Tennis Players to Aid Performance.
- Recovery-Stress State and Motivation in Footballers.
- Movitational Differences and Life satisfaction in Elite to Recreational Athletes.