River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author, coach of champions and founder of http://www.StayInTheZone.com , will give a 90 minute seminar for figure skaters, parents of figure skaters and coaches of figure skaters at The William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Moorestown, N.J.
Dr. Granat will address many of the key psychological, emotional and mental aspects which challenge skaters who are competing at a high level.
Jackie Palawasta, a former competitive skater raised in Canada, and well known skating coach, invited Dr. Granat to help skaters, parents and coaches to better manage the stressors associated with figure skating competitions and training for top figure skaters.
According to Dr. Granat, who has coached top athletes from every sport around the world and has been featured in many major media outlets, “Figure skaters frequently come to talk to me to better manage the mental part of their sport. Young skaters are sometimes blocked or frightened. Others skate are great in practice, but report choking when the pressure is on. Some are involved in significant conflicts with their parents or coaches. Many have no ability to manage anxiety and they do not know how to ease their minds and their bodies into the zone. When skaters call me, they are stuck in a slump. Their confidence is low and their anxiety is high.”
This ninety minute seminar will outline strategies and techniques on performing one’s best on the ice.
“Figure skaters have lots of pressure. One mistake in a competition can cause them to lose. The judging is often impacted by politics and some of the moves skaters have t make can be scary and dangerous.
In addition, skaters need to be entertainers and performers as well as athletes. They have to connect with the audience and the judges as they execute very difficult routines. Figure skating takes a special kind of mental toughness,” notes Granat.
Young skaters and parents of skaters under age twelve can learn how to be calm, focused and confident by using Dr. Granat’s Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes Program and the free book How To Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute.
To reserve your spot at the seminar, call 973-326-7651. People who can not make the seminar might enjoy Dr. Granat’s CD program, How To Get Into The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis.
Hockey skaters and speed skaters who are competing at a high level are also encouraged to attend this seminar by Ms. Palawasta. They can benefit from learning how to manage and anxiety and perform their best when the pressure is on.
To reach Dr. Granat for a personal consultation in phone, in person or by Skype or to have him speak at your skating club or rink call 888 580-ZONE or write him at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com.