Sports Psychology by Clinical Psychologist John F. Murray
Hello from Dr. John F. Murray! Below is a sports psychology interview I did from my Palm Beach office for NFL Films Presents (produced & directed by the late Steve Sabol) that aired on the NFL Network and ESPN2 many times. We discussed the dangerous “adrenaline dump” that occurs with extreme emotions in sports, just one tiny example of an area to work on in mental coaching. It often occurs in states of anger, fear or hatred, and it destroys performance.
To the right is another video of my interview with NFL legend Bill Romanowski at a recent Super Bowl. You might like to hear what Romo says about sports psychology! Enjoy the videos and enjoy this site. Please call me at 561-596-9898 if I may be of service to you!
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95% of my work involves peak performance training for athletes and executives, but I am also called on to address more serious clinical issues. Click below to hear 3 national interviews I did on recent tragedies in the sports world:
Do you demand the best? The powerpoint video below shows precisely how peak performance training helps you become an overachiever rather than an underachiever. Hit play watch, then give me a call — John F. Murray
For Athletes, Coaches & Teams: Individual Evaluations, Counseling, Mental Skills Training, Life Skills Training Team Presentations, Workshops & Pre-Game Speeches
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See my debut MIND GAMES column in Canesport Magazine on the NCAA investigations and how the UM football team is coping. You definitely want to subscribe to this publication if you want to know everything about Miami Hurricanes sports.
Eradicate the stigma of mental illness in sports (see this link to pages 54-55 of my new book where I propose what I call a ‘tough guys talk initiative’ in “The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History”)
TweetRich Neher of the LA Tennis Examiner recently wrote a review of Dr. John F. Murray’s first book “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game” with comments from ex-pro Vince Spadea HEAR SAMPLES OF DR MURRAY SPEAKING AT THE AUDIO MENTAL TIPS PAGE
Welcome to Dr. John F. Murray’s Main Site. If you are here for Sports Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Terrific Motivational Speeches and Workshops, or over 2000 Informative Articles, Videos, and Audios, You Came to the Right Place. Dr. Murray is a Rare Legitimate Licensed Clinical and Sports Psychologist. He Can Help You and Your Team Win in Sports or Business, or Achieve Better Mental Health.
Sports psychology is Dr. John F Murray’s passion and profession and he also loves helping non-athletes achieve greater mental health, and business executives become more successful. Read how high performance mental coaching, counseling, and workshops will help you in business, sports, or life.
Dr. John F. Murray teaches, develops, leads, and inspires people to becoming champions. While he is known as America’s top success psychologist, and the most quoted in his profession worldwide, he prides himself more on helping each individual or group to become their absolute best. Bookmark this page to come back often!
FROM THE TENNIS CHANNEL ABOUT DR. JOHN F MURRAY
—>BEFORE EPISODE 3 OF “FIT TO HIT” (begins July 26, 2010) – Sports Psychologist, John F. Murray will show us why setting goals can do wonders for our game.
—>BEFORE EPISODE 4 OF “FIT TO HIT” (begins August 2, 2010) – If youâ€™ve ever found yourself on a losing streak, youâ€™ll want to watchâ€¦we will talk to the sports psychologist, John F Murray, that helped Vincent Spadea come back from the longest losing streak in history!
->Dr. John F. Murray’s Career Highlights and Review
->Dr. John F. Murray’s 2010 Brief Resume
Television: Dr. John F. Murray interviewed about the mental game of tennis by Argentinian great Jose Luis Clerc, former #3 ranked player in the world
–>Dr. John F Murray’s Biography
–>Dr. John F. Murray featured in 4-page current cover story in Canada’s biggest tennis magazine
–>New Feature Article on Dr. John F Murray in the Palm Beach Daily News
–>Newsweek Magazine: Ian Yarett and Dr. John F Murray talk about pressure and missed field goals
–>The Times of India writes “Dr. John F Murray is one of the world’s foremost sports psychologists.”
–>Radio Clip on the NFL with Michael Smerconish to 55 markets
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–Dr. Murray Talks on Radio with Lesley Visser & Jeff DeForrest
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New article of interest to students wishing to become sports psychologists
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Dr. John F. Murray is a well known author, speaker, clinical psychologist and sports psychologist. Known as “the most quoted psychologist in America,” Dr. Murray provides mental game coaching for all sports, speaking and executive coaching services, and general clinical psychology services. Work only with a licensed professional. Dr. Murray is a rare authentic sports psychologist. He authored the book Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons) in 1999 and it is still selling well. He developed the Mental Performance Index for football which adds precision and standardization to team performance analysis. Tennis Week called Dr. Murray “The Roger Federer of Sports Psychologists” and The Washington Post called him “The Freud of Football.”
Dr. Murray’s professional services are for:
Individuals and Couples of all Ages
Athletes and Teams, Professional and Recreational
Business Leaders, Corporations and Companies
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News highlights below. Older highlights are archived in the News and Events section (category on right) with several thousand items! Scroll down further to learn about Dr. John F. Murray and how he can help you with clinical psychology or sports psychology needs.
–>Dr. Murray’s recent interview by Jeff “defo” De Forrest & Lesley Visser on FOX 640 AM (FYI: There was just another first for football Hall of Famer Lesley Visser as she became the first female NFL TV analyst when she covered the 4th pre-season game between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints)
–>Dr. Murray’s new upcoming book on the MPI and Super Bowl
–Central Archive of Audio Mental Tips
–NFL Films interviewed me in the office for an upcoming show, and I also enjoyed turning the cameras on them as we discussed NFL coaches and more. They asked me about my upcoming book The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History, as this book was just accepted by a NY City publisher (details soon). Iâ€™ll let you know when my NFL Films segment airs on ESPN and HBO
–Read Smart Pro News Issue 43
–Wall Street Journal – Dr. Murray discusses losing in sports
–Lesley Visser Awarded Top Female Sportscaster!
–New Photo Album with sports psychologist John F Murray
–Radio Show with Dr. John F. Murray on sports psychology
–Wall Street Journal about Baseball’s Glue Guys
–Sports Psychology & Travel Videos
–Dr. John F Murray Talks with Las Vegas Sun about UFC and MMA
–Many recent articles and videos at this link.
–CBS talks about David Ortiz with Dr. Murray
–Sports psychologist meets Miami Dolphins legend Earl Morrall
–See Dr. Murray’s sports psychology archive page over past couple months
–Coming Soon: The 2009 Smart Tennis Sports Psychology Workshops in London, England June 19 and 20. A few more spots remain. Click here for details and a radio interview
ABOUT THIS SITE: Enjoy thousands of articles from 1995 on! Click for most recent or use “Search Posts” to dig deep into the archive of thousands of articles. Also enjoy interviews in Audio/Video section!
A Few Recent and Noteworthy Articles:
–Bloomberg article with Scott Soshnick on the recession
–Seattle PI article with Jim Moore about sports and the economy in Seattle
–Dr. John F. Murray Advises Capital Hill about Ways to Cope with Political Stress
–New Article on 5 Ways to Cope with Stress from Finances, Family or Holidays
–Hear Dr. Murray’s 2 Hour Radio Show Produced on December 2, 2008 about Sports Psychology
–Dr. Murray interviewed by Pro Football Hall of Fame broadcaster Lesley Visser on Fox Sports Radio
–Dr. Murray Chats with the Answer Guy in ESPN The Magazine
–Dr. Murray Offers Arizona Republic Positive View on Stock Turmoil
Comments from Dr. Murray’s Recent Talks:
John F Murray delivered a captivating talk at the Palm Beach Flagler Rotary breakfast meeting. In these uncertain times, Stress was the topic of the day, John covered the topic in an interactive manner engaging the entire group and leading to a lively discussion. We hope to have John F Murray speak to us again.
Stephen Miller, Speaker Chairperson, Palm Beach Rotary, January, 2009
John, thanks for spending time with our ladies tennis teams last week. You have a unique way of relating to our â€œclub levelâ€? athletes and making them feel â€œworld classâ€?!!! Your tips on visualization, and relaxation were very well received and Iâ€™m sure it will help our ladies to enjoy the game of tennis as well as improve their performance. Iâ€™m looking forward to working with you again at IBIS Golf & Country Club!!! The ladies really enjoyed you!! Thanks again!
Chuck Gill, Tennis Director.
Below are a few more articles and you can find the entire article archive in the News and Events category. To find an article, just enter your search term in the “Search Posts” button below the category listings
Dr. John F. Murray provides sports psychology and clinical psychology services to a range of groups and individuals. He is a is a licensed clinical and sports psychologist who provides counseling services in the Palm Beach office, by phone or at client locations. He is also a speaker, seminar leader and writer who works with individuals and groups in business and sports to motivate, enhance productivity and improve mental skills. He contributes almost daily to the media and has appeared on many national television programs including ABC Good Morning America, FOX News’ “Your World” with Neil Cavuto and John Gibson’s “The Big Story,” MSNBC TV and others. He is the author of the book “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game,” cover endorsed by former world #1 ranked tennis player Lindsay Davenport. He works with pro and amateur athletes in all sports and recently consulted at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games and at the Australian Open Tennis Championships. He is also the creator of the Mental Performance Index (MPI) for football which he uses every year to discuss how the teams are performing in the NFL playoffs and entering the Super Bowl. For Further Information Call: 561-596-9898
Important Note: The heart and soul of this site is in the News & Events tab to the right. It is still being updated at present, but will contain the majority of articles and interviews as they occur.
Dr. John F. Murray offers a cutting edge service to many groups and individuals:
For Teams and Athletes:
Sports Psychology Evaluations and Feedback
Mental Skills Training
Team Presentations and Workshops
Team-building Strategies and Exercises
For Individuals, Couples and Families:
Personal Psychological Evaluations and Feedback
Positive Habit Formation
Diet and Exercise Counseling
Social/People Skills Training
For Corporations and Business Leaders:
Executive and Organizational Evaluations and Feedback
Executive, Management and Organizational Consultation
Corporate Speaking and Workshops
Team-building Strategies and Exercises
Improved Performance for Sales Teams and Leaders
Nonprofit Leadership Evaluations and Funding Advisory Services
Thank you for stopping by and good luck utilizing all the benefits of counseling services and sports psychology!