River Edge, NJ (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author and founder of http://www.stayinthezone.com teaches athletes from virtually every sport how to get into the zone and stay there.
Recently, an Olympic Gold Medalist and a group of twenty four Olympic coaches and sports doctors from Japan came to New Jersey to learn about the mental aspects of competing in top level sports. This group of elite athletes, coaches and health care providers attended a one day seminar conducted by Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.
"The Japanese competitors and their coaches wanted to learn more about my approaches to getting athletes to perform to their fullest potential. With the help of an interpreter, I taught them some of the methods I use with young athletes, professional athletes, Division I athletes, Olympic hopefuls and weekend warriors," says Dr. Granat.
The attendees included an Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics from the 2004 Games in Athens.
The group of twenty four visitors listened carefully as Dr. Granat spoke about motivation, focus, confidence and ways for athletes, coaches and parents to better their relationships with one another. According to Granat, the health of these relationships has a lot to do with an athlete's success.
During the seminar, Dr. Granat presented case histories involving many different athletes from a wide range of sports. While there are some cultural differences in training methods employed in Japan and in America, many of the performance issues remain essentially the same.
"I love working with competitors from different sports. They all come to see me to find out how they can get into the zone. In the process, they teach me a lot about themselves and their sports. In a typical week, I might counsel a tennis player, a golf pro, a baseball pitcher, a hockey goalie and a wrestler. I have even gotten calls from rodeo cowboys and I am currently counseling a jockey. " remarks Granat.
Next month, Dr. Granat will lecture to one hundred and fifty football players who want to get mentally tougher when they compete. These athletes are participating in an intensive camp for football players who play on special teams.
The camp will be comprised primarily of field goal kickers, punters, long snappers and special teams players. This camp will be held on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey and it is sponsored by [http://www.specialtemamssoltuions.com]
In January, Dr. Jay Granat will lectured to a group of young basketball players and their parents. He will teach them what they need to know about being calm, focused and confident when they compete. This seminar is sponsored http://www.hoopdreamz.org.
In the Spring of 2008, Dr. Granat is scheduled to lecture to college athletes, coaches and high school athletes at The State University of New York at Buffalo. http://www.buffalo.edu/
Drive 495 a golf training facility in Manhattan has asked Dr. Granat to provide a seminar on the mental aspects of golf. http://www.driveclubs.com/
Dr. Granat, a former university professor, has appeared in The New York Times, Good Morning America, AP, ESPN, Golf Digest, The BBC and The CBC. His recent books include Zone Tennis and Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute.
He is also the author of How To Get Into The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, Zone Tennis, How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, 101 Ways To Break Out Of A Hitting Slump, Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute and Bed Time Stories For Young Athletes. Some these products and programs are available at this link: http://www.stayinthezone.com/1/.
He is also the author of Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute and Zone Tennis.
Golf Digest called Granat one of America's Top Ten Mental Gurus. He was recently featured in a documentary film on long distance running. Dr. Granat also writes a weekly self-help column for three newspapers. Dr. Granat welcomes questions from athletes, parents, coaches and corporations. He can be reached at info @ stayinthezone.com or at 888 580-ZONE.