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”

Recent Articles

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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?
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The Mental Game of Match Play

June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Winning in match play isn’t just about hitting good shots and sinking putts. Match play is a mental battle with yourself and your opponent. Projecting an image of confidence when you are feeling edgy under pressure, keeping your cool when things don’t go your way, and being able to make great decisions at critical moments are all part of the mental combat of match play.
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Fading or Thriving in Sport: The Mental Approach That Shapes Healthy & Happy Champions Of Tomorrow

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in visits to my office by parents with young athletes between 11–13 years of age. At first, this seemed like a positive movement, perhaps motivated […]

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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.
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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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