Study Shows Coaching (at school or Having a Trainer) Lessens Depression


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Study Shows Coaching (in Class or With a Trainer) Lessens Depression. A slew of studies have found exercise has a profound impact on mood and, in cases of mild to moderate depression, a cardiovascular workout might be as effective as prescription anti-depressants. Personal training is good for your health!

Study Shows Coaching (in Class or With a Trainer) Lessens Depression A slew of studies have found exercise has a profound impact on mood and, in cases of mild to moderate depression, a cardiovascular workout might be as effective as prescription anti-depressants. HOW EXERCISE BOOSTS MOOD. Research has shown 20 minutes of exercise helped women with major depression feel less depressed and anxious – but there was one important difference coaching.

Read the article – Study Shows Coaching (In a class or with a trainer) Lessens depression. Source – Myfitnesspal. Through our course and coaching we have spent the better part of the past ten years leveraging our lessons learned to guide amazing human beings through the process of coping with significant bouts of depression and heartbreak (and other forms of adversity). The work has been anything but easy, but it’s also been incredibly rewarding and life.

Depression and athletes are a common pairing that coaches need to be aware of. A study by Georgetown University of current and former college athletes revealed that 17% of those currently in an athletic program suffered from depression symptoms. This is a little below the estimate that 25% of all college students experience depressive symptoms. Study finds physical activity lessens depression in children Researchers have found that moderate to vigorous physical activity can stave off depression in children.

In a study looking at high and low intensities of progressive resistance training in adults >60 years old, a decrease in depression symptoms was more significant in the high intensity exercise group. The high intensity group was lifting 3x8 reps at 80% their one rep max, whereas the low intensity group was doing 20% of their one rep max. Research has shown 20 minutes of exercise helped women with major depression feel less depressed and anxious – but there was one important difference coaching. Read the article – Study Shows Coaching (In a class or with a trainer) Lessens depression. Source – Myfitnesspal.

The Author. Jonathan Goodman is the founder of the Personal Trainer Development Center and author of multiple bestselling books for personal trainers.In addition, Jon founded the first-ever certification for online fitness trainers, the Online Trainer Academy.Originally from Toronto, Jon and his wife Alison spend their winters traveling the world with their baby boy, Calvin. Coaching is all about your relationship to (anything) – you fill in the blank.

Consider working with a coach to identify the beliefs that are leading to your anxiety-riddled thoughts, driving the disempowered actions, and producing feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Until recently, much of the concern with mental health in the coaching community has focused on identifying depression in coaching.

“Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward” by Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, Michael F. Steger
from Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
by Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, Michael F. Steger
Oxford University Press, 2010

Although as coaches we have to be careful about overstepping our boundaries, and treating depression is certainly beyond the scope of coaching, the truth is that many of us will face clients who are actually depressed or who are moving towards depression.

“Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness can Transform Coaching Practice” by Liz Hall
from Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness can Transform Coaching Practice
by Liz Hall
Kogan Page, 2013

Most coaches and exercise instructors have been exposed to the work of a sport and exercise psychologist in their training, especially at a theoretical level.

“Applied Psychology” by Graham C. Davey
from Applied Psychology
by Graham C. Davey
Wiley, 2011

Patients with depression should also be informed that exercise training has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms in both healthy and medically ill populations.

“Clinical Exercise Physiology” by Jonathan K. Ehrman, Paul M. Gordon, Paul S. Visich, Steven Keteyian
from Clinical Exercise Physiology
by Jonathan K. Ehrman, Paul M. Gordon, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2009

If we only consider jobs that are supposedly the bread-and-butter of sport psychology practitioners (i.e., performance enhancement through cognitive-behavioral interventions such as imagery, relaxation, concentration, goal-setting, and self talk), then the students are probably correct.

“Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners” by Stephanie J. Hanrahan, Mark B. Andersen
from Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners
by Stephanie J. Hanrahan, Mark B. Andersen
Taylor & Francis, 2010

This study demonstrates that suppression training reduces recall of negative information in depressed individuals and that thought substitutes are useful tools for inducing cognitive change.

“An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology” by David Groome, Michael Eysenck
from An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology
by David Groome, Michael Eysenck
Taylor & Francis, 2016

This has been documented to lead to clinical levels of depression, and the only known treatment is to reduce the training load.

“The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice” by Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Steven J. Petruzzello
from The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice
by Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Steven J. Petruzzello
Taylor & Francis, 2016

As an example, in one 12­week study, Seligman coached 10­ to 13­year­olds who showed signs of depression.

“The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning” by Anne Conzemius, Jan O'Neill
from The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning
by Anne Conzemius, Jan O’Neill
Solution Tree Press, 2009

Hundreds of studies have been conducted, for example, to find out the effects of video games and Internet browsing on the behavior of children, if coaching improves SAT scores, and if depression should be treated with medicine, behavioral therapy, or both.

“Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper” by Arlene Fink
from Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper
by Arlene Fink
SAGE Publications, 2010

According to several studies emotional insight improves after coaching (Greif and Berg, 2011).

“The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring” by Jonathan Passmore, David Peterson, Teresa Freire
from The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring
by Jonathan Passmore, David Peterson, Teresa Freire
Wiley, 2016

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  • From a student perspective, I found the speaker issue to be rooted it moving from childhood into adulthood and still attached to homebound values… (please correct me if you disagree) also, at one point the Listener refers to them writing notes, seemingly to which the speaker responds by biting her lip, listener then continues to reflect meaning followed immediately by a question re ‘more effort than worth’. the responds using words relating to feeling ‘very unworthy’ (would that be an element of transference?) I wonder whether speaker refers to the listener…
    would it be considered normal in CBT to not use silence?
    and is most reflection (in first session) followed up by question/ clarifying?

  • I had no idea you had a ted talk, that’s crazy. I’m here from her channel. thank you for speaking on this! I’ve felt this way before and it sucks, especially when you try to disregard it and when you don’t tell anyone abt it like I did.

  • The whole system is sick in some ways. Student-athletes lose their love for sport while the media celebrates the stars (who may also be depressed). The expression “mental health disorder” has a certain stigmatizing, clinical feel to it even as it exposes the issue, shared by so many. Maybe the “disorder” is society’s.

  • Although before this video my goal was to be a student athlete, now I am a little scared, and although it is still something I want to do, it’s something that needs to change. Please, share this message with anyone who can help future student athletes, such as Victoria Garrick, so student athletes never have to feel this kind of pain ever again.

    And remember, if you need help, don’t stay quiet


  • You already violated the first rule. Never tell someone with Dbp to try harder. We are trying as bad as possible being be joining your therapy bs. Good luck actually helping people violating the core belief inside them you know nothing about us idiot.

  • This was me when I was prepping for comp, juggling university classes and working in the evening. I ended up dropping out from brick and mortar university:/

  • DBT did not work for me, it actually made things worse. Learned lots of skills that I still use as needed but while going to group and private sessions I experienced worsening depression and risky behavior’s that ceased when I stopped going. What I suggest is to grow the fuck up, work your ass off, get some hobbies and do things that get your mind out of the gutter. I’m not saying there’s going to be days where you’re going to be depressed because there is going to be, but for people to have problems 24/7 it’s bs.

  • I’m not an athlete but I can say this, I am extremely stressed from school. I have depression and anxiety if I get a good grade, or completed my assignments. I’m only in 6th grade, but sometimes I just wonder if I die my pain can end. Sometimes I tell myself, “the best thing you can do is hide your pain”. So that’s what I did, I hid it from everyone around me. No one knew that I had anxiety or depression because I didn’t even have anyone to talk to. School gives me projects on top of projects and so many assignments over that. No one is realizing the stress that is caused from school. I find this video relatable.

  • I’m a freshman in high school running cross country and just clicking on this video gave me anxiety because this is how I feel all the time. I always doubt myself and constantly try to push while balancing honor classes, social life, and everything expected out of me from my parents. It is one of the hardest thing ever to be a student athlete. Sometimes I just want a break but then I tell myself that im not working hard of enough or that I dont deserve it and that ill never get anywhere.:(

  • Man I love sports but sometimes it sucks too recently I suffered a meniscus and ACL tear in my left knee while playing badminton.I had a ACL reconstruction and partial meniscectomy done on my knee.I was back to playing badminton after a year and did a lot of trekking also.But now after 6 years arthiritic changes have occurred in both my knees.I am only 26 now.

  • Good luck getting real cbt especially if a male. Your therapist will want to wing it and probably not read your previous session notes

  • Sameee currently have a torn ligament in my ankle going into my senior year this sport all I got, I’m a be out for a while I feel like I lost everything

  • I play Middle school and I go to a choice school that does 1 1/2 of a year into 2 semesters. I stayed up all night doing my homework. Now I am one of best player in 6 th grade

  • I can’t thank you enough for your speech. My niece was a D1 athlete with a full scholarship. Senior year year she had enough and quit. Thank God her parents were understanding and put her through her senior year. It’s now five years later and she suffers from self worth issues.

  • I run cross country and track in college. I’m a freshman and I’ve been mentally good so far this year, thankfully. I see people around me not doing so well and I always reach out and check on them. It’s tough having to get up at 5am 6 days out of the week, run, lift, etc. and then get to class. Not mention the mental toll living away from home can have on people. I’m glad she’s bringing light to this area of athletics that a lot of people, and athletes themselves, don’t even realize is there. Not to mention the nonsense they make athletes do which doesn’t actually help their academic performance. My school forces athletes (freshman no matter what, and anyone else with a gpa less than 2.5) to get 4hrs of study hall every week. I know how to study and I never get anything done there. I do it on my own and the fact that I’m forced to do it irritates me.

  • Hello everyone! It is very pity I don’t understand English especially when native speaker says. This topic is too interesting for me and I want to know what she tells. As I understand there are some problems with mental health in athletes. Am I right? What does she recommend to avoid the problem? Explain me, please. I will thankful for the help.

  • This was my life for many years except i had no friends, didnt attend any parties and my sports career was filled with injuries:(

  • This hit me hard. There are days where i wake up and didnt have the energy to even get up the bed. I just finished my Collegiate Athletic Career and I feel like i’m lost right now. Everything i used to do that included sport, i dont get to do them now. I’m so lost. Help me.

  • I played year round sports from 2 to 17 years old football for 9 years and once i got to high school the fun wasn’t their no more. I started smoking weed and popping pills because i needed an escape from organized sports now i have many injuries from playing for all those years. I stopped the drugs but i would advise any kid trying to play sports to just select at the least two sports not year round.

  • As a swimmer u do 7-9 practices a week each lasting 2-3 hours in high school. A lot of age group swimmers experience the depression in sport while they are in high school before even going to university. It’s sad how sports can be so negative to many individuals.

  • This issue that is being addressed here is pretty simple. I arrived here because of my love for volleyball. However, here is a little tip that all young people should listen to. “It is alright to just be normal” You don’t have to be on the most prestigious sports teams. You don’t have to be the 95% student. You don’t have to do what all your peers or parents expect you to do. This may sound like a cop out but contrary to popular belief the biggest, strongest, and smartest don’t always win. If you are not having any fun in your life then “stop”. Evaluate what you are doing and ask yourself if you need to put this much pressure on yourself. Does it really matter? Life is competitive and to be “great” at something you must sacrifice. However, if you have no hope in being great (and let’s face it most will never achieve this status) then be happy being YOU. Period! More than ever stop steamrolling your life. Anything you do can and will be rewarding if you enjoy it. If you don’t and only feel the pressure of having to win or overachieve then your life is likely to be miserable for a long time. Enough will never be enough. The one talent this young lady has is one that she may not even care about that much in her drive to be an overachiever. She is a “good” public speaker. That is where she should focus her talent instead of chasing dreams. Psychiatrists are quick to put a label on someone who runs themselves into the ground (all self-induced) where exhaustion is the final outcome. Simply, find what you are good at. Not great but good. Then pursue it. In time you will love it because you will experience success which builds confidence and influence naturally. If you have to have the trophy girl/boyfriend. Be at the top of the class. Host the best parties and be the next great thing. You will never be happy. Attitude is everything. Cheers!

  • I have suffered with depression, panic attacks, and anxiety since 8th grade, and I am now going into my Junior year in high school. I played volleyball for my school in all those three years, I also ran track and cross country, and did marathons on the side at home. I was always a “perfect” student, I never struggled with schoolwork it all just came naturally to me, it was like I was so good in everything my sports and school that all the teachers would talk about me on how “perfect” I was. I also volunteered because I knew it was good for college, my teachers started preparing for me for college since 2nd grade they all saw the potential in me and just pushed. Everything was going as planned I had the biggest support team, my family, friends, teachers, even my principal from elementary was supporting me throughout all the years. It was until 8th grade, I got the stomach flu and couldn’t go to school for weeks cause I couldn’t stop throwing up. As soon as I got back to school of course there was so much work to do, I missed MANY assignments, tests, projects, and in general class time, that I was so overwhelmed after the first day back. That night I cried myself to sleep, the next morning I didn’t want to go to school I would cry and fight with my parents, this lasted for weeks it was consistent, for the next month I separated myself from my family, friends, and school I never went back. This is when my counselor contacted my parents and said that they would recommend me seeing a therapist. And so I did, I knew I needed help, I couldn’t leave the house every time I would leave or step out I would have a panic attack. Just driving by the school I would have a major panic attack, I would always worry that a teacher or classmate would see me and ask me what’s wrong. I was finally diagnosed and it was a breath of fresh air for me cause I’m like maybe this can be treated maybe I don’t have to feel this way anymore. But nope my parents are old school there is no such thing as mental illness. Up until now every morning I am in a fight with either/both of my parents TRYING to get them to see what I’m going through is real and that with what they are doing to me is not making it any better. Of course since I didn’t attend school I was kicked off all the teams, my gpa’s went down. To pass 8th and 9th grade I had to go through credit recovery just to barely pass and move on to the next grade. The sad part is I lost everything, sports was everything to me, school was everything to me and I lost it all to mental illness. My life revolved around school and I loved it, I just loved it and it all was taken from me and I couldn’t fight it.I didn’t’t have anything worth fighting for, my dream of becoming a valedictorian was crushed, playing on my schools varsity volleyball team crushed. And my parents had the nerve to tell me I am causing it all, acting like I am doing all of this on purpose. And because they don’t think what I’m going through is real they strongly refuse me going on medications and they think it is funny when they joke about it. There was a post in my life where I would think “if I ran in front of that car all my problems would go away I wouldn’t have to feel all this pain, I wouldn’t have to cry anymore, I would’t have to do anything. Luckily I was able to get out of that stage but its still rough it has gotten quite better from 2 years ago but I’m still working on it. If only they could change the school system, many students would not be suffering, mental illness is at an all time high, and it’s because of social media, but most importantly school. When our parents were in school they went came back home and played there was not a lot of homework that they had to stay up until 2-3 in the morning to finish. They didn’t have to worry about keeping up with their image on social media and in school. They didn’t have to worry about college until they got to junior or senior year. Nowadays they’re stating them in elementary, way too young in my opinion cause when they grow up they will be walking balls of stress and depression. Kids nowadays are stripped from childhood and are matured way too early. I know this is long but it’s like it’s so hard to talk about it with my family that it’s so much easier to express my feelings/story to people who don’t know me.

  • It’s the life you choose to be a student athlete. Sports are to forget school and personal life. Play good. If you feel how bad she described at first it may not be the life for you

  • I’m so happy that someone finally talk about this topic so nicely �� im from Pakistan and I’m also a volleyball player. I have been suffering from this too. This gives a courage and strength to talk about it. Thank you so much!!

  • i’m definitely feeling this rn. i’m in my junior year and currently in club volleyball. thankfully the practices are not as frequent or demanding than school volleyball. but i think my depression if caused by the combination of: playing club volleyball, having a back injury that isn’t going away, coaching middle school volleyball, being in all honors/AP classes, being in multiple clubs, and trying to manage all the colleges i’m emailing and deciding if i want to take an offer from a d2 school. i’ve had several thoughts of just ending it all. just to be surprised at myself saying “what’s wrong with me? why would i think that?” and sobbing for hours. it’s so hard to talk about depression because it seems to always reflect bad on the person with it. like they could have done something to prevent it. when in reality everyone is different and sometimes people get depression from seemingly no reason at all. like she said: we need to end the stigma because the constant judgement of mental illness only worsens the issue.

  • I am a freshman in high school. I am a swimmer, I started varsity this year and am on a USA team where I have three hour practices after my one and 1/2 hour practice for high school. I’m in honors/ap classes with a learning disability, I have model un and band. I’ve also been battling an eating disorder and stress anxiety disorders and no one knows. I don’t get home until 9:30 or 10 at night where I have to start my homework and study to keep myself on the highest honor roll or I will not be able to look myself in the mirror. I’m spiraling and I’m all alone

  • I just watched this video and realized it’s Victoria! Wow she did a great job with this ted talk and I’ve always been inspired by her as a volleyball player now I respect and idolize her even more! ������