Learning to Be Present Focused with Brett Haskell, Director of Sport Psychology, University of Nebraska
Dr. Brett Haskell, Ph.D., was promoted to Director of Sports Psychology in July of 2018.
In her role, Dr. Haskell provides counseling, psychological services, mental skills training, teambuilding and leadership development services for each of Nebraska’s 24 sports and more than 600 Husker student-athletes. Haskell works closely with student-athletes to help them develop skills and techniques that enhance personal well-being, address mental health concerns and optimize performance. She also works with coaches to provide team interventions that build student-athlete resilience and grow mental resolve.
Dr. Haskell came to Nebraska in September of 2014 after serving as a counseling and sport psychology postdoctoral counselor at Kansas. Along with obtaining her doctoral degree from Kansas in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Haskell provided counseling and performance enhancement training to Jayhawk student-athletes for five years.
Dr. Haskell earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Nebraska-Kearney in 2005 and her master’s degree in sport psychology from North Carolina-Greensboro in 2008. While at UNK, she was a member of the Loper volleyball team. Dr. Haskell resides in Lincoln with her husband, Brian, son Ezra and daughter Parker.
In this interview, Brett and Cindra talk about:
- Why we should “live deep” in our lives
- 4 levels of living deeply
- The continuum of mental health
- How understand neuroscience can help create a culture of thriving (training the 3rd branch of our nervous system – the social engagement system
- How she worked with Nebraska Volleyball to create a culture of respect where they are calm and focused on a team
- What it looks like when teams create an unsafe team environment
You can find more information about living deeply by emailing Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find Cindra on Twitter at @Mentally_Strong.