Mental skills

Dr. Robert Heller’s Mind-Body Newsletter – April 2014

Dr. Robert Heller’s Mind Body Newsletter  “Strategies for Improved Performance in Sports and in Life”  April, 2014 Athleticism, Talent and Mental Toughness Win at the SONY Tennis Tournament No surprises this year: Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and the Bryan brothers; all...

Dr. Robert Heller’s Mind Body Newsletter – December 2013

Dr. Robert Heller’s Mind-Body Newsletter  “Strategies for Mental and Physical Well Being”  December 2013 “Quote of the Month” If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. Learning gives life meaning. Challenge yourself...

Hypnosis and Performance

Hypnosis has been a useful tool for improving performance. Over the past 35 years, I have had the opportunity to work with performing artists, athletes, business persons and students who were looking to either enhance their performance or reduce anxiety, worry and fear associated...

Reasons for Seeing a Psychologist

There are a great many reasons why people seek out the help of a psychologist. As a practicing psychologist for almost 40 years now, I have been consulted for many of them. The most common reasons people seek out a psychologist is that they are having problems and either want to...

A Psychologist’s Approach to Hyperactivity

As a psychologist and former school psychologist, I have followed with interest the growing number of articles and studies that suggest the diagnosis of hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder is being given too readily as is the tendency to put individuals, especially...

Developing Responsibility

Developing Responsibility In today’s world there is a strong tendency to avoid responsibility, make excuses and blame everyone and everything for situations we don’t like or results we are not happy with: “It’s not my job.”  “It’s his fault.”  “If I only had more time.” “It’s...

Tennis Performance and Non-Verbal Behavior

What does your non-verbal say about you? How do facial expressions and gestures affect others around you? Research suggests that more of what we communicate happens through out body rather than our words. At a recent presentation I gave on “Mental Skills for Tennis”, participants...

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy, or CBT is an approach taught and practiced by an increasing number  of mental health professionals because of its emprical base, practical appeal and clinical effectiveness. A variantof CBT is Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy or REBT. While CBT was developed...

Coping with Loss

Coping with Loss, particularly when it involves the death of a family member or friend is tough. I learned last week that Dr. Gerry Elmore, a caring, compassionate and skilled chiropractor I had gone to a number of times over the years had lost his battle with cancer after...

The Role of Mental Skills in Cancer Treatment

A long time friend of mine is doing a good job at beating brain cancer and writing about his experience. In addition to traditional treatment, he has identified seven key to be especially important. Of the 7, two are very clearly self-help skills commonly taught in...
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