Dr. Jay-Lee Nair | Psychologist, PhD Sport & Exercise Psychology

My focus is to provide psychological support to youth and adult individuals looking to raise their standard of performance and thrive under pressure with less stress and anxiety.

Skilled in the design and delivery of sport psychology support services to sport organisations in the form of group based mental skills training and individual consultations for athletes and coaches primarily in Swimming, Golf, and Gymnastics.

As a former USA NCAA Div-I, collegiate golf player with Academic All-American honours, I know what it takes to balance studies and sport at the elite level.

I also work extensively with psychological dilemmas in adults. I am experienced with adult ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and perfectionism leading to anxiety and stress.

“In life and in sport we only have moments… pursue with passion, create with intensity and cherish always”

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Are You in the Right Zone to Perform at Your Best?

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Knowing how to perform at your best more consistently requires astute awareness of what you are focused on, how you feel, and what you are doing when you are performing at your best and your worst.

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Coping with Achievement: Has your little star lost their spark?

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Showing talent early in sport or studies is a double-edged sword. On one side, your child learns things quickly, initially feeling confident with new skills and activities. On the flip side, there is a mental dilemma young talent often face in learning to cope with achievement.

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Confident vs. Cocky: How to build confidence to compete at the highest level and stay humble in the process

June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

In my work as a performance psychologist, the conversation about raising self-confidence naturally comes up.
I often here athletes tell me, “I know I need to be more self-confident, but I don’t want to be seen as cocky.” Some athletes have said they would rather be unconfident forever than be grouped into the cocky bunch by their peers.
It is clear that cockiness is one of the most disliked traits among aspiring athletes and role models, and many believe there is a fine-line between high self-confidence and cockiness.
How can you build true confidence necessary to compete at the highest level but stay humble in the process?

Maximise your strengths to achieve your goals.
You must be in control of yourself before you can control your performance.
Mental skills training can enhance a student’s ability to focus, acquire time management skills, and perform when it counts with less stress and anxiety.
Learn how your pursuit of perfection can become your greatest asset instead of your biggest weakness.
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Dr Jay-Lee Nair is a sport and exercise psychologist for Mental Notes Consulting based In Singapore.
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