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Free public talk at WIT to explore applying sport psychology to your daily life


The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is delighted to bring the Society’s 2018 Autumn Winter Public Lecture Series to Waterford. On Thursday 27 September at 6.30pm, Dr Cíara Losty will present a free public talk at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to launch the PSI’s 2018 Lecture Series. The talk, entitled Applying Sport Psychology to Your Daily Life, is free to attend and will take place in the Auditorium on the main WIT campus.

Dr Cíara Losty is a lecturer in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology in WIT and is accredited as a Professional Member by the Irish Institute of Sport Professional Quality Assurance Committee in the area of Sport Psychology delivery. She is also an Associate Member of the PSI’s Division of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Through her work with various Irish Olympians, and other athletes competing at a high level, Cíara has gained excellent insight into the mental skills and techniques used by athletes.

Cíara will draw on her expertise to explore how performance psychology teaches athletes, and the general public, techniques on how to harness their strengths and manage their emotions. In sport, athletes and players often call on their mental skills training to manage pressure, aid focus, enhance their performance consistency, and to handle loss and disappointment. Cíara will explore how such skills can be applied to non-athletes and everyday life. Cíara states: “We all have an area in which we want to excel. This free public talk will focus on how we can apply some of those skills used by athletes into our own daily lives and practices in order to enhance our overall well-being”.

This is the first time that a PSI Autumn Winter Public Lecture Series talk will be held in Waterford. Earlier in 2018, WIT hosted the PSI’s Psychology Matters Day which proved to be a hugely successful event. PSI CEO Terri Morrissey states: “With WIT offering two undergraduate Psychology courses accredited by the PSI, the Society is keen to run various public events in Waterford, and in other areas around the country where PSI accredited Psychology programmes are being run. WIT was a wonderful support when the PSI’s Psychology Matters Day initiative took place there in May of this year, so we are delighted to once again be working with WIT in offering the free public talk on Thursday 27 September. The aim of PSI’s free public talks is the make Psychology more accessible to the general public and to create an awareness of psychology in our everyday lives”.

For more information, and to book a free place at the talk, see www.psychologicalsociety.ie.


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