Statement from Dr. John F. Murray: The Miami Dolphins, Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito Bully-Gate Fiasco Represents an Opportunity for Major Change. To Help Teams Win and Reduce the Risk of Future Blowups Leading to Financial and Other Distress, and Help the Players, Each and Every NFL Team Should be Mandated by the NFL to Employ a Qualified and Legitimate Licensed Clinical & Sports Psychologist Available for Confidential Work to Enhance Performance and Well Being. This is Long Overdue.
NEW: 2012 Olympian and 2013 World Foil Champion (fencing) Miles Chamley Watson has endorsed Dr. John F. Murray’s work in having helped him achieve his goal of becoming the first world champion from the United States. See the above comments section.
Sports Psychology by Clinical Psychologist John F. Murray
Exciting News from Wimbledon: Monica Puig roars into the 4th round at Wimbledon. After her first round win over the number 5 player in the world, we read this: “the most eye-catching victory was by a 19-year-old Puerto Rican, Mónica Puig, who defeated the Italian fifth seed Sara Errani in straight sets to provide the first shock of the fortnight on her senior Wimbledon debut.” THE GUARDIAN … Monica is a budding superstar. She embraced sports psychology, and she will soon be a household name. WOW … GO MONICA!!!
Who is Dr. Murray?
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 athletes in all sports, speaking and executive coaching services for the corporate world, and general clinical psychology services to all of his clients.
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.”
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 through this website to learn how high performance mental coaching, counseling, and workshops will help you in business, sports, or life.
Sports Psychology Services
For Athletes, Coaches & Teams:
- Individual Sports Psychology Evaluations and Feedback
- Mental Skills Training
- Life Skills Training Team Presentations and workshops
- Workshops & Pre-Game Speeches for Coaches
For Individuals, Couples & Families:
- Positive Habit Formation
- Diet and Exercise Counseling
- Individual Evaluations & Counseling
- Family & Couples Counseling
For Corporations & Organizations:
- Individual Evaluations
- Executive coaching
- Life Skills Training Speeches
- Team-Building Workshops
Call Dr. Murray to find out how he can help you and your organization (561) 596-9898
Sports Psychology Interviews and Media Mentions
Hello from Dr. John F. Murray! Listen and watch some of the previous interviews that I have done through the links below. I frequently do interview for radio, TV, and print media outlets. Members of the media can contact me at 561-596-9898 to set up time for an interview.
- CBS talks about David Ortiz with Dr. Murray
- Dr. John F Murray on KNX Radio in LA about Tiger Woods’ Divorce
- Wall Street Journal – Dr. Murray discusses losing in sports
- Dr. Murray’s 2 Hour Radio Show from 2008 about Sports Psychology
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 club level athletes and making them feel world class!!! Your tips on visualization, and relaxation were very well received and I’m sure it will help our ladies to enjoy the game of tennis as well as improve their performance. I’m looking forward to working with you again at IBIS Golf & Country Club!!! The ladies really enjoyed you!! Thanks again!
Chuck Gill, Tennis Director.
Top Sports Psychology Articles and Resources
You can see some of the most popular articles on this website below. To search for a specific article, use the search box that is located at the top-right corner of this site.
- New article for students wishing to become sports psychologists
- Article on Stress: It’s Worse than you Think, in Psychology Today
- A Positive View on Stock Turmoil
- Dr. John F. Murray Advises Capital Hill about Ways to Cope with Political Stress
- Motivational Quotes
Football Psychology Articles
I have worked with several great NFL athletes and I have also worked with the NFL Network in the past. Football psychology is one of the areas where I can use my experience and knowledge to help players improve their performance and enjoyment of the game. Check out some of my favorite football sports psychology articles below.
- Super Bowl Pre-Game Speeches
- Football Psychology Tips from Earl Morrall
- All Football Psychology Articles
Tennis Psychology Articles
I began my career in the sports world as an avid competitive tennis player and continued as a tennis coach for several years before becoming a psychologist. I recently began to work with the Evert Tennis Academy to help the athletes there develop and grow. See the article below about my partnership with the Evert Tennis Academy for more info.
- Partnership with the Evert Tennis Academy
- Andre Agassi’s Elite Mindset
- Mental Toughness in Tennis
- All Tennis Psychology Articles
Golf Psychology Articles
Golf can be one of the most mentally demanding sports out there. Even the best players can have an “off” day and add 10-20 strokes onto a bad round of golf. Check out the articles below or use the bottom link to see the full archive of the golf psychology articles.
- Psychology of Sport: how a red dot swung it for Open Champion
- We Can Forgive Tiger But Not Forget
- All Golf Psychology Articles
Other Sports Psychology Articles
In addition to the sports that are discussed directly above, I also provide sports psychology services to athletes in most of the other sports. You can see some of my other favorite sports psychology articles below.
- Baseball Psychology Articles
- Bowling Psychology Articles
- Basketball Psychology Articles
- Sports Psychology Articles for Other Sports
Dr. Murray’s Offsite Resources
Here are some links to great sports psychology resources that can be found elsewhere on the internet.
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.
Thank you for stopping by and good luck utilizing all the benefits of counseling services and sports psychology!