River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) February 27, 2009
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. psychotherapist and founder of http://www.StayInTheZone.com,has been asked to bring some of the top young athletes and parents who he coaches to HBO Real Sports for an interview.
Jill Leibowitz, a producer for the show is interested in what helps these kids to be successful. She is also interested in the dynamics and the family psychology amongst elite young athletes and their parents.
Dr. Granat, author of numerous books and programs on sports psychology including How To Get Into The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self Hypnosis, How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self Hypnosis, 101 Ways To Break Out Of A Hitting Slump, Bed Time Stories For Young Athletes, How To Bowl In The Zone, Zone Tennis and Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute. Many of these programs can be found here: http://www.stayinthezone.com/1/
Granat plans to bring an elite skier, a tennis player, a baseball players, a golfer and a soccer player when he appears on the show.
Dr. Granat wants to explain how he helps athletes to manage pressure, avoid choking and get into the zone more often. He will talk about the relationships between athletes, coaches and parents and he will outline some of the techniques and strategies he uses to help athletes manages anger, frustration, setbacks and all the emotions of competing at a high level.
"Athletes, parents and coaches can learn a lot by listening to these young competitors. Each of them had some different issues when they came to see me. Some were struggling with nerves. Others had focusing problems. Some were in a slump. Some kids call me after they have a bad performance. And some suffer because they perfectionists and self-critical, says Dr. Granat.
Recently, Dr. Granat lectured to an Olympic Gold Medalist from Japan and twenty therapists who came to America to learn about his methods for counseling athletes.
He also recently spoke to parents, athletes and coaches who attended a mental toughness training seminar sponsored by http://www.hoopdreamz.org. Billy Armstrong, the basketball standout, and founder of HoopDreamz.org and Dr. Granat have worked together to help young basketball players to perform better.
Next week, Dr. Granat will lecture to golfers at Drive 495 in New York City. He will teach golfers how to master the mental aspects of this sport.
Jay P. Granat was named one of America's Top Ten Mental Gurus by Golf Digest. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The BBC and the CBC. He Has been featured in The New York Times and in Tennis Magazine.
Granat can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 888 580-ZONE.