by Dr. Joseph Parent
Golf & pool have many of same problems & metal requirements. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee,” “You Produce What You Fear,” and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf,” the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master.
Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings. This is simply the best book ever on the mental game! Every sentence is impeccable and rings true. Every pool player will relate to the insights in this short, wonderful book.
Sports Psych Handbook
by Shane Murphy
The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body’s enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following: optimize inner drive for training and competition, maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus, improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork, and avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season.
Complement your physical skills with sharper mental skills. Make The Sport Psych Handbook part of your training arsenal, and start performing to your potential.
by Max Eberle
Zen Pool – Awaken The Master Within is written Max Eberle, a world-class pool player who has won many championships and is an in-demand private instructor and performer. He has taught many students, including celebrities and pool players of all ages. With his deep knowledge of the game, he’s developed Zen Pool, which teaches practical insights and skills to help improve your total game by increasing your physical, mental and spiritual awareness in the present moment.
Many readers and professional pool players have witness remarkable improvements after applying the lessons in this book. Discover a new level of play from the wisdom and secrets of a lifelong quest and begin your own journey. In this book you will learn practical insights and skills to help you break through barriers, elevate your ability, become more consistent, and play pool “In the Zone.”
by Jeff Grout and Sarah Perrin
Mind Games looks into the mental processes of sporting stars, identifying the attitudes and approaches that enable them to achieve peak performance, every time, and applies them specifically to the world of business. What are the key mental characteristics that make some people come out on top? How do winners channel adrenaline into controlled power while losers choke? What do sportsmen and women mean when they talk about ‘the inner game,’ being ‘in the zone’ or being ‘in the now’? What is it that coaches do to realize the potential they see? What are the lessons that business winners need to learn from sport’s superstars?
Mind Games has the full involvement of over 30 sporting household names, including Sven-Goran Eriksson, Matthew Pinsent, Clive Woodward, Nick Faldo and Jonny Wilkinson. The authors draw on extensive first-hand experiences of acknowledged sporting champions across a range of sports, identifying personal techniques proven to have worked under the pressure of top-level competition. They also draw on the expertise of professional coaches and psychologists who have worked with sportsmen and women.
by Steve Backley
A title which shows how to achieve success in sport and business by adopting the right frame of mind, with coverage of such topics as goal setting, relaxation techniques, visualization, positive arousal, negative arousal, motivation, competition and team work.
Sporting Body, Sporting Mind
by John Syer and Christopher Connolly
Everyone experiences the changing relationship of body and mind in his or her daily life, and for sportsmen and sportswomen the relationship is especially important. This book presents a program of mental training techniques for competitive sport.
Pleasures of Small Motions
by Bob Fancher
In Pleasures of Small Motions, Bob Fancher, a psychotherapist and pool columnist, breaks new ground by applying good science to the mental game of billiards. This book does for pool what Timothy Gallwey’s bestselling The Inner Game books did for golf and tennis. Fancher explains how the conscious and unconscious mind work together, prescribes drills to help players improve, advises on mastering emotion and developing rhythm, explains the difference between concentration and focus, and gives invaluable insight on competitive play.
The entire book takes a long hard look at the mental aspect of playing pool. Dr Fancher is a psychologist, but the book is written in an easy to understand way, and is targeted directly toward pool players.