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Dr John Perry  | Head of Psychology | Mary Immaculate College

Dr John Perry is Head of Psychology at Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. For several years John has been a core member of the team which has continued the development of the mental toughness concept and has been central the work carried out to establish the reliability of the concept. John has published many papers on Mental Toughness often in collaboration with Peter Clough and Kostas Papageorgiou.

John has also led the exploration of specific aspects of mental toughness and a variety of application – including new insights into understanding stress management, directed forgetting, etc all of which have direct implication for practitioners.

A popular and accomplished speaker, John will add his insights into the development of the Mental Toughness concept address issues such as evidence-based practice as well as the applications in stress management

Session Outline 

Insights into Stress and stressors – how understanding stressors helps us to manage our responses better.

This session looks at the very latest thinking about stress response and management. In particular, we consider the impact on stress from a cellular biopsychological response, to practical and situational aspects.

Stress has a significant impact on functioning from the very maintenance of life to our capacity to succeed in high performance, high pressure conditions.

The session examines how the development of the Mental Toughness concept is consistent with our understanding of stress management and how new approaches can enable us to aspire to more than simply restoring stability.

Morning Session Title – Mental Toughness – Evidence based practice and its relationship with key ideas
Afternoon Session Title and Outline – Insights into Stress and stressors – how understanding stressors helps us to manage our responses better.


 

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