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Emotional Self-Regulation w/ Dr. Sebastian Brückner (Part 2)

Emotional Self-Regulation w/ Dr. Sebastian Brückner (Part 2)

The Four R's Framework: Navigating Challenges and Achieving Peak Performance

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The Four R’s Framework

You have the four R’s (React, Re-center, Re-focus, Routine). I like that it provides a framework to think about how can you actually navigate whatever is happening and don't fall prey to automatic triggers, frustration, or even become overconfident and not follow your game plan.


Over-reliance on Coaches

there's an over-reliance on the athlete's part on the coach’s instruction and feedback and not enough self-reflection. And from the coach's perspective, not encouraging athletes to learn, self-reflect, and self-assess what is happening and what is working and what is not.


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0:54 — Somatic Markers Intervention

8:12 — 16 Second Cure (The Four R’s)

15:10 — Applying 16 Second Cure in Golf

23:17 — Common Mistakes Athletes/Coaches Make


About Dr. Sebastian Brückner

Dr. Sebastian Brückner is an internationally recognized expert in applied sport psychology. Besides working in private practice as mental performance consultant and leadership coach he provides consultancy to ongoing projects funded by the German Federal Institute of Sport Science (BISp) and European Union, and acts as a reviewer for (inter)national sport psychology journals. He has served the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) in multiple roles: chairing the International Relations Committee, as AASP Newsletter Editor, member of the inaugural Advocacy Committee, and co-editor of the 13 th edition of AASP’s Graduate Program Directory.

Consultation and interventions he delivers are heavily based on a strong commitment to a scientist-practitioner approach where research informs interventions. His applied work, specifically with the German National Badminton Team, has led to facilitation of elite coaches’ education and leadership training programs. Sebastian has established projects with colleagues at Muenster University, Boston University and Kingston University London, where he has been appointed as Honorary Research Fellow.

After studying at Saarland University, Texas A&M University and the University of Tennessee, Sebastian worked at Saarbruecken Olympic Training Center from 2008- 2017. There, he worked with (junior) national team and Olympic (caliber) athletes on mental training and dual-career transitions from a holistic, humanistic performance- enhancement perspective. In 2017 Sebastian joined the Department of Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Muenster. From 2018-2020, he worked as Executive Manager and Head of Applied/Certification Services for the German Society for Sport Psychology. Since 2021 he has successfully established his private practice.

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