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“Doc, I Get Very Nervous When I Stand Over That Golf Ball.”

Some years ago, a man came to talk to me about his trials and tribulations on the golf course. He desperately wanted to play better and was convinced that he was struggling with the mental aspects of the game. This fellow was the epitome of a tough guy. He was just under six feet tall […]

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A Field Of Dreams In River Vale, New Jersey

Last summer, my nine year old’s baseball team was really struggling. The kids were hitting very poorly. Some were quite scared of being hit by the ball when they were at the plate. The kids were losing their confidence and getting down on themselves. The parents were grimacing and feeling much frustration and disappointment at […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Sports

Anyone who has been to a sporting event involving children knows that parents can get out of control. We are living in a highly competitive world and a “win at any cost” attitude is visible when our kids participate in school sports and town sports.   It is also clear that many parents are living […]

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How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology, Self-Hypnosis And Dream Analysis; A Case Study

Jim was a thirty two, year old investment banker. Some would describe him as a bit of a “Type A” personality. He had been playing golf for fifteen years and had a fourteen handicap when he game to see me. His goal was to get down to a single digit handicap and win more of […]

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How To Really Stop Violence In Sports

Violence in many sports has had a strong presence in the media for quite some time. Brawls in baseball games and players and fans acting in disorderly manners in sporting arenas are quite commonplace today.   Because I am a psychotherapist who has worked with many athletes and parents of athletes with anger management issues, […]

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