What does it really take to make it as a cheerleader or a gymnast? What can athletes, parents and coaches do to manage the stress associated with competing with cheering and gymnastics at a high level? What can you do to manage fear, anxiety and develop the mental toughness and focus you need to have to reach your potential at cheering or at gymnastics?
Now Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, author and Founder of www.StayInTheZone.com and Kelsea Weissberger, a level 10 gymnast and former captain of the cheerleading team at American University, have joined forces and are offering seminars to training gyms around the country.
These entertaining and informative seminars will address many of the psychological issues which create challenges for participants in these sports. The speakers will also answer questions about managing conflicts, overcoming fears, remaining focused, managing setbacks, finding a balance with training, school work and social activities and getting mentally and physically ready to compete at a high level.
“I believe that my experience and perpective and Kelsea’s experience and perspective can be quite helpful and valuable for people involved in these two demanding and challenging sports. Participants can get help from a mental coach who have worked with thousands of athletes and from someone who has competed successfully in their sport. Kelsea is eager to share her insights and experiences. She started in gymnastics at age two and both or her siblings have been gymnasts. Consequently, she knows a lot about the ups and downs and challenges associated with these worlds.
Kelsea and I are a great team and there appears to be great synergy and energy between the two of us. This should make for some super seminars,” says Dr. Jay Granat.
Dr. Granat, has coached many top athletes in virtually every sport from around the world. He has written a several books and developed a number of programs to help athletes, parents and coaches. Recently, a group of Olympic athletes from Japan, including a gold medalist in gymnastics came to America to learn about Dr. Granat’s approach to working with athletes. Dr. Granat was also named one of America’s Top Ten Mental Gurus by Golf Digest. The EAP for the World Tennis Association just asked him to provide mental health counseling for their members.
Dr. Granat, who has many media appearances including, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Canadian Broadcasting Company, The BBC, Forbes.com., WCBS-TV, The Bergen Record, The Star Ledger, and The Daily News.
Dr. Granat believes that many gymnasts and cheerleades can benefit from How To Get Into The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis. “This program is all about confidence, focus and relaxation. It has been used by many athletes. In fact, one gym owner and coach plays it for the girls before they train and before they compete, says Granat.
“Athletes in these sports struggle with fear, pressure, and interpersonal conflict with coaches, parents and teammates. They also often deal with weight issues and eating issues,” notes Granat.
Gym owners, athletic directors, parents and coaches who want to offer this 90 minute seminar at their facility can reach Dr. Granat at email@example.com or at 888 580-ZONE.
Dr. Granat is also available for consultations with parents, athletes and coaches. Call him at