The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe

United States

The MindSide is the performance perspective of Dr. Bhrett McCabe. Throughout the podcast, topics will be explored and discussed related to nutrition, performance and sports psychology, and personal excellence.

Episodes

The High Cost of Addiction with National Award Winning Sports Broadcaster, Lauren Sisler  

Lauren Sisler, national award-winning sports broadcaster and currently a Sports Reporter for AL.com, lost both of her parents to prescription drug overdose within hours of each other. Lauren received the devastating news while attending college as a freshman in 2003. Galvanized by this loss, Lauren has made it her calling to spread awareness of drug abuse and addiction, and the devastation it causes to both the addict, and their loved ones. Lauren serves as a board member for the Addiction Prevention Coalition in Birmingham, is on the Speakers Bureau for the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition, and provides outreach for Bradford Health Services and The Foundry. Lauren has first-hand knowledge that you never know when someone you love may be affected by this widespread epidemic. Tune-in to this podcast and help spread the word.

 

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The MindSide Episode 113 - Meeting the Demands of the Moment  

Whether it’s the Superbowl, NBA Final, CFP, Final Four, or the College World Series, the big game is a concept that exists unilaterally in sports. During these high-profile situations, some athletes step into the game and get overwhelmed by the magnitude of their surroundings, but others trust their preparation and their capability and do what it takes to win. In this podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe shares one of the most poignant moments of his athletic career as he reflects on what takes for an elite athlete to maintain intensity and perform, when playing on sport’s biggest stages.

 

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This podcast is brought to you by Amino VITAL, a World Leader in amino acid, nutritional hydration products. 

 You might not know a lot about amino acids, but if you are looking for a healthy alternative to sugary sports drinks, then you owe it to yourself discover Amino VITAL’s new ACTION and RAPID RECOVERY formulas. 

 Zero caffeine. Non GMO. Certified Vegan — and packed with plant-based amino acids. Discover these and more energizing drink mixes to enhance your active lifestyle at your local Target store or visit amino-vital.com and enter Offer Code: MINDSIDE to SAVE 20% off your order.

 

The MindSide Episode 112 - The Losing Edge, with Sam Weinman  

We often view losing as the ultimate setback, or the absolute worst outcome possible. The word itself has such negative connotations. Many think of those who lose as “losers”. Golf Digest editor Sam Weinman has a different perspective for us to consider this week. His book, How to Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Biggest Gains is a guide to not only learning how to lose, but how to survive and thrive from it. In his book, Sam Weinman speaks with high profile athletes, actors, politicians, and business leaders in order to understand the upside of losing as it pertains to long-term success. Hear this unique perspective and more in this podcast!

 

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The MindSide Episode 111 - The Psychological and Physiological Impacts of Anxiety on Performance  

Pressure is one of the greatest, singular forces on our planet. With the right amount of pressure, just about anything can crack. Athletes face a mountain of pressure every day.  Pressure to perform. Pressure to Win. Pressure to beat out teammates for playing time. The anxiety that many athletes struggle with is a direct result of the pressures they face on a day to day basis. Dr. L Kevin Chapman, a licensed clinical psychologist in his own private practice, specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety. As a former 2-sport, college athlete, Dr. Chapman also acts as a sports performance consultant, and was the performance team psychologist for the University of Louisville Athletic Department for 8 years. Dr. Kevin Chapman has first-hand experience with the anxiety of competition, and today uses his expertise and education to help athletes anticipate, comprehend, and overcome anxiety to perform at their peak level. For anyone who is struggling with anxiety, or who knows someone who might be, this podcast was recorded just for you.

 

 

This episode brought to you by:

This podcast is brought to you by Amino VITAL, a World Leader in amino acid, nutritional hydration products. 

You might not know a lot about amino acids, but if you are looking for a healthy alternative to sugary sports drinks, then you owe it to yourself discover Amino VITAL’s new ACTION and RAPID RECOVERY formulas. 

Zero caffeine. Non GMO. Certified Vegan — and packed with plant-based amino acids. Discover these and more energizing drink mixes to enhance your active lifestyle at your local Target store or visit amino-vital.com and enter Offer Code: MINDSIDE to SAVE 20% off your order.

The MindSide Episode 110 - The Entitlement Perception of Today's Youth  

It is a common perception that this current generation, millennials as they’re called, are all entitled and work for nothing. They are constantly being ridiculed by parents, coaches, and employers for their perceived entitlement and lack of depth. However, do we ever think of how our perceptions and interactions with this generation affect those relationships. Are we deferring blame because we simply don’t want to accept that we have had a hand in shaping the current generation? In this podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe discusses the relationships we have with today’s generation and how we can better communicate, coach, mentor, or otherwise inspire the current these up-and-comers to greatness.

 

This episode brought to you by:

This podcast is brought to you by Amino VITAL, a World Leader in amino acid, nutritional hydration products. 

You might not know a lot about amino acids, but if you are looking for a healthy alternative to sugary sports drinks, then you owe it to yourself discover Amino VITAL’s new ACTION and RAPID RECOVERY formulas. 

Zero caffeine. Non GMO. Certified Vegan — and packed with plant-based amino acids. Discover these and more energizing drink mixes to enhance your active lifestyle at your local Target store or visit amino-vital.com and enter Offer Code: MINDSIDE to SAVE 20% off your order.

The MindSide Episode 109 - The Commitment to Overcome Limitation with Paralympic Athlete, James Roberts  

How do you feel when something hinders you? Do you push through, or do you allow your limitations to dictate your decisions? James Roberts refused to allow his physical limitations to prevent him from achieving his dreams. Diagnosed at birth with femoral dysplasia, Roberts has achieved more than the average able-bodied person. A competitor in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, James finished 5th in the adaptive rowing competition. James also competed in sitting volleyball in the 2012 London Paralympics. Today, Roberts teaches and helps others to overcome their limitations as well so they can compete and attain their own desired level of success. You might have obstacles in your life that seem insurmountable. You may face situations that appear to have no solution. If so, this podcast is for you!

 

For more information on James Roberts and his work with customised health solutions for amputees, visit fitamputee.co.uk.

The MindSide Episode 108 - The Youth Coaching Dilemma  

At younger ages, athletes are more malleable and absorbent to coaching. It is a crucial time during which the true potential of an athlete can be realized, or possibly repressed. Coaches have an enormous degree of influence on their athletes during this developmental period and the effects of an inexperienced coach at this phase are often overlooked. In this podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe and MindSide Mental Skills Consultant, Meighan Julbert, MS discuss coaching during the formative years of tomorrow’s elite athletes and the importance of effective coaching in youth sports.

The MindSide Episode 107 - Why is Impatience the Status Quo?  

There are no shortcuts to success. There is no way around the "right" way. Impatience is the killer of ambition, but those with true ambition don't succumb to impatience. Keeping your goals ahead of you and surrounding yourself with the right people are all important factors to keeping yourself on the right paths for success. Listen to Dr. Bhrett McCabe elaborate on impatience, self-reliance, and more in this podcast. 

The MindSide Episode 106 - The Journey of Breaking Through with Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw  

It is naive of us to think that competing and succeeding in sports only happens when we are thinking clearly and feeling great physically. While that helps, the competitive psychological experience is much greater. For some athletes, competing not only involves execution of plays and strategies, but also managing the struggles of personal difficulties, and even mental illness. In this powerful podcast interview, NCAA basketball legend, WNBA superstar, and Olympic champion Chamique Holdsclaw shares her amazing journey from the playgrounds of NYC to her championship career and her personal battles with mental illness. Through her struggles and positive life changes, Chamique inspires coaches, players, and administrators to face the complexities of mental illness and embrace a mindset of comprehensive mental wellness. Chamique Holdsclaw challenges the daily notions, stigmas, and ignorance to inspire the next generation to maximize their lives and psychological framework. For more information on her work, please check out her autobiography Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot.

The MindSide Episode 105 - The Codes for Success  

It takes great courage to go out on your own and start a new business. It involves enormous, calculated risk. Ben Lancaster was well aware of this when he took over ownership of Aviate hats in 2015 and in just under 2 years, Aviate has become a phenomenon of success. People all over the country, and even the world, are familiar with Aviate’s hats. Celebrities and average Joes alike are sporting these hats with the airport code of their home city stitched on them. How does one handle the stresses and challenges that come with starting a new venture? It doesn’t happen overnight, and it is never easy. Hear Ben share his story on this week’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 104 - Resisting the Transferal of Blame  

In these times of political turmoil, fake news, and social media warriors, we often find ourselves complaining and shifting blame everywhere but on ourselves. This week, Dr. Bhrett McCabe has a message for all of us on how to get started taking responsibility for our own lives and choices. Positive change can’t come from negative attitudes. Learn how to create the positive changes you seek in life in this week’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 103 - A Life Beyond Sports  

Many athletes dreams of playing at the next level. Many don’t even entertain the idea that there may be a life beyond sports, and many are unprepared when reality catches up with them. Chris Rogers, CEO of TAP (Together Assisting People), joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe on this episode of The MindSide Podcast. TAP is an organization that helps athletes develop life skills and build themselves up as independent, functional members of society. From etiquette classes to finances, TAP makes sure that young athletes are prepared for what life may throw their way. Hear Chris share his story and other insights into this world in this podcast.

The MindSide Episode 102 - Lessons from the Field of Human Performance  

On this episode of the MindSide Podcast, Dr. Bhrett McCabe is joined by noted Mental Conditioning Coach Trevor Moawad to discuss human performance, the mental game in life and in sports, and the field as a whole. Trevor has worked and been involved with great programs, such as the University of Alabama and Florida State University. Hear Trevor and Bhrett share some of their insights into the field in this week’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 101 - What Has Baseball Taught Me?  

It’s a new year, and with it comes a new season on the diamond. Teams are practicing, fans are gearing up, and parks are being prepared for the U.S.A.’s oldest pastime. Are you ready for the season? Are you preparing yourself mentally for the challenges you will face on the field? How will you perform when you take the field with the game on the line? In this podcast, Dr. McCabe shares his thoughts on what baseball has meant to him and offers some considerations to take with you into your season. A new season means a new start. Make the most of yours, with a new mindset.

The MindSide Episode 100 - What I’ve Learned from Doing The MindSide Podcast  

The MindSide Podcast turns 100 today! We are overjoyed to have come this far with you on your journey to improve your mental performance and own your success. In this momentous episode, Dr. Bhrett McCabe sits down and looks back at 100 episodes’ worth of exceptional guests, topics, lessons, and examples. Bhrett explains a few of his biggest takeaways from doing the podcast for nearly 2 years and his motivation to keep them coming. Dr. McCabe and The MindSide team would like to thank our listeners for their faithful following and promise to always improve, help you improve, and continue this journey with you. We look forward to another 100 episodes, and we hope to see you there as well.

The MindSide Episode 99 - Coaching Through Tragedy and Change  

Dru Nettles was a coach at Denham Springs High School in 2016 when the flooding hit Louisiana in August 2016. It wasn’t just the school that was damaged. Several of the students lost their homes and everything they owned. Nettles and his family were asleep when at 4am a neighbor knocked on their door to let them know their neighborhood was flooding. They were boated out by 9am. When they returned they found they had nearly 5 feet of water in their home and had lost everything. Denham Springs High School was also damaged, so Nettles's team wasn’t able to see each other till nearly 2 weeks later. The team decided to try and get football practice in each day then go into the community and help rebuild after practice. The athletes were going through a mental drain. Many had lost their homes and everything they had. But they were getting up everyday, going to practice, school, and playing games. Nettles managed to coach the men on and off the field and help many of them with their daily struggles. How do you coach through tragedy? How do you manage to put your personal challenges aside? Coach Dru Nettles discusses that with Dr. Bhrett McCabe on this week's podcast.

The MindSide Episode 98 - Dari Nowkhah Talks About The Emotional Struggles of Dealing with a Personal Tragedy  

On August 12, 2011, Hayden Michael Nowkhah was born, seemingly healthy. At six days old, after just three days at home, Hayden was back in the hospital with a 102 degree fever. A virus had attacked his fragile heart. Within a matter of days, Hayden was near the top of the heart transplant list. How could this have happened to a little boy who seemed to be the picture of perfect health? This virus caused a condition called myocarditis and devastated his heart function. Hayden would need a heart transplant. After numerous surgeries and complications, Hayden suffered a catastrophic stroke. That stroke would cause him to be removed from the transplant list. At 39 days old, we lost our precious, brave baby boy.  Because of Hayden’s experience, and because thousands of infants go through the same thing every year, we decided to create "Hayden's Hope" to raise awareness for pediatric organ donation.  In addition, Hayden’s Hope, working in conjunction with the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), is raising money to cover transplant-related expenses in honor of children awaiting life-saving transplants. Medical bills, travel costs to and from transplant centers, lengthy stays away from home and in many cases, job loss affects transplant families and devastates them financially.  COTA families receive 100% of the money raised through Hayden's Hope, easing this financial burden and allowing them to focus on what is most important: the life of their child.  Though Hayden is no longer with us, his story lives on. The story of the little boy who died but whose heart beats out of hope and love for children everywhere. It is our hope that Hayden’s story inspires others to help children achieve the successful transplants they deserve so that they can live the life they were meant to live. If you want to help please visit, www.haydenshope.org

The MindSide Episode 97 - New Year, New MindSet – Time for a Manifesto  
Today, we launch a new chapter of The MindSide Podcast, MindSide Insights. 2 extra episodes a month from Dr. Bhrett McCabe where he explores topics and considerations related to the mental side of the game.  We will still keep our exciting guests each week. We are just adding a little something extra for our listeners.  What better time to start something new than in the New Year?  What are you starting new this year? Are you afraid of making changes, then not being successful and finding yourself frustrated in February?  Dr. Bhrett McCabe looks at the best approach for a successful new year and explains why having a Manifesto could be the answer.  

 

The MindSide Episode 96 - Are New Starts Really Effective?  

Meighan Julbert, MS joins Dr. Bhrett McCabe to discuss new starts. Many look at a new year as a fresh start and a chance to close the door on the past. But is that the answer? Should we leave those doors cracked to learn from the past and use that to build a successful future? Julbert and McCabe discuss that in today’s podcast.

The MindSide Episode 95 - Having Life With Purpose  

In 2001, Steve Ehretsman was walking into a fast-food establishment when he was crushed between two cars.  After 13 surgeries, doctors decided to amputate his leg below the knee.

Ehretsman is a former D1 athlete where he was captain of the Boston University basketball team.  This was not according to plan. Up until the accident, Steve was a high producing and quickly emerging leader in the business development scene. Immediately following the accident, he struggled with adjusting to life and that struggle sparked his next step – to found Shamrock Prosthetics, Inc. Through his own struggles, Steve identified a way to bring peace and healing to others suffering from similar circumstances by focusing on the mental, physical, and functional healing of the clients.

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