Cancer Patients Learn Stress Management Techniques

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Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Founder of, teaches cancer patients at a local Gilda's Club how to use sport psychology techniques, self-hypnosis, and visualization to stay relaxed, confident and optimistic.

Top athletes want to get in the zone and stay there. "Learning how to stay calm, relaxed, confident, optimistic, focused on the positive and in the present can be useful skills for a golfer, tennis player or a cancer patient," according to Dr. Jay P. Granat.

On Friday, May 11, 2007, Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. will conduct two workshops for cancer patients who are members of The Gilda's Club in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Dr. Granat, author of "21 Creative Ways To Conquer Stress And 18 Ways To Relax With Self-Hypnosis, Visualization and Meditation" and "How To Get In The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis," will show members how to use simple and basic techniques to alleviate the stress they may be experiencing.

"Some cancer patients understandably are quite frightened. In some instances, they live from medical test to medical. Anything that can help them to remain hopeful, relaxed and can enable them to enjoy life on a daily basis is useful," says Dr. Granat.

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., is a Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor in River Edge, New Jersey. Dr. Granat has authored several books and many journal articles and has developed several self-help programs for stress management for peak performance in sports. A former university professor, he writes a weekly column for three newspapers and has appeared on Good Morning America, ESPN Radio, in The Star Ledger, Golf Digest, Tennis Magazine and The Bergen Record. He is the founder of Granat received his graduate education at The University Of Michigan and he is Past Vice-President of The New York Society For Ericksonian Psychotherapy And Hypnosis.

Granat is the founder of He can be reached at 201 342-3663 or at info(at) His stress management program can

His stay in the zone program can be purchased at


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