Category Archives for "Applied Sports Psychology"

Athletes and Hypnosis

By Dr. Jack Singer

As they get older and put more mileage on their bodies, proactive thinking professional athletes look for an edge. Much of the training and coaching that professional athletes receive works on the logical brain, the left brain. Game plans, strategies, knowing what to do in a specific situation…all fire up the left brain.

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The Terrific Power of Optimism in Sports Success

By Dr. Jack Singer

Wise old Abe Lincoln described a pessimist as someone who “finds difficulty in every opportunity,” while an optimist is someone who “finds opportunity in every difficulty.”  This principle is particularly true in athletics.   Much research has shown that athletes and teams that have an optimistic interpretation of their performance (especially after losing) will consistently outperform […]

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Sports Psychology

By Dr. Jack Singer

When the chips are down, the athlete often cannot share his/her inner fears, anxiety and anger issues with the coach or their parents. Now the athlete has a new ally…the professional Sports Psychologist (also referred as the professional Sport Psychologist). The Sports Psychologist, who should be certified and well-trained in examining the whole person, can […]

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The Elusive “Zone” in Sports

By Dr. Jack Singer

We’ve all heard athletes talking about playing “in the zone,” “being in the zone,” “being in flow,” and playing “in a groove.”  Exactly what is this and how do athletes learn to attain it? DEFINING THE ZONE This is a state of consciousness where the athlete becomes totally absorbed in what he/she is doing, to […]

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