In this episode of the XTERRA Podcast, five-time off-road triathlon World Champ Lesley Paterson and sports psychologist Dr. Simon Marshall talk to experts about how to cope with COVID-19 and share their own stories of dealing with uncertainty, the good and bad of social media, and how the concept of ‘structure, routine, and reward’ can help.
About the Guests
Dr. Kensa Gunter is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) based in Atlanta, GA. She provides mental health and mental performance services to individual athletes & teams and serves as a consultant for various organizations. Dr. Gunter is listed on the USOPC’s Sport Psychology Registry and she is currently the President-Elect for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). You can connect with her on Twitter at @DrKensa.
Dr Gina Merchant is behavioral scientist specializing in psychology, public health, and data science. Her work broadly examines how online and offline social networks influence our health behaviors and healthcare decision-making. A former Postdoctoral Fellow of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California San Diego, Dr Merchant is now the VP of Behavioral Design and Science at OneDrop, a diabetes management platform that harnesses the power of mobile computing and data science to empower people with diabetes to live their best lives. You can connect with her on Twitter at @DrGMerchant.