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Sports Psychologist Dr. John F Murray Appearing on Tennis Channel Next Two Weeks

DR JOHN IS ON THE TENNIS CHANNEL OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS (PREVIOUSLY RECORDED): Dr. John F. Murray to appear on the Tennis Channel in episodes 3 and 4 of “Fit to Hit” with host Danielle Dotzenrod. Episode 3 starts July 26.

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 you’ve ever found yourself on a losing streak, you’ll want to watch…we will talk to the sports psychologist, John F Murray, that helped Vincent Spadea come back from the longest losing streak in history!

Television: Former #3 on ATP Tour Talks Psychology with Dr. John F Murray

Sports psychology on television: The following television show with Dr. John F. Murray aired on the Pan American Sports Network (shown throughout the Spanish speaking world) in the early 2000s on the show Tenis American latina (Latin American Tennis) hosted by Jose Luis Clerc, former #3 ranked tennis player in the world.

In this episode of the show, shot from Dr. Murray’s former office in Boca Raton, Florida, Clerc interviews Dr. Murray about the mental game of tennis and is later presented a copy of Murray’s new book “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game” (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons).

I hope you enjoy this video on the topic of sports psychology.

Video of Dr. John F Murray as Panelist on CBS 12 Show “Beyond the Game” with Rick Horrow

December 12, 2009 – Palm Beach, Florida – Sports psychologist Dr. John F. Murray served as a panelist on the new South Florida television show hosted by Toyota called “Beyond the Game,” produced by Ben Becker and hosted by Rick Horrow on CBS 12 and airing at 7:30pm on Saturdays. Horrow is the leading expert on the business of sports and was the sports business analyst for CNN and the FOX family of media properties including FOXSports.com, FOX Sports Radio, and the FOX Business Channel. Click here for the entire show.

In the December 12 show, Murray appeared alongside former NFL player and radio personality Troy Stradford and ex-NFL player Rick Davis. Issues discussed included the Tiger Woods scandal, Rooney rule in college, home field advantage in football and the pressure to go undefeated on Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

More and more media outlets are recognizing the significance in society of sports psychology.

Dr. John F Murray Speaks with Jeff DeForrest and Lesley Visser about Tiger Woods on FOX Sports Radio

Sports Psychology Radio – December 18, 2009 – FOX Sports Radio 640AM South Florida – Hear clinical and sports psychologist Dr. John F. Murray’s interviewed by broadcasting legend and pro football Hall of Fame inductee Lesley Visser and longtime radio talk show host Jeff DeForrest on the Friday morning drive to work as they discuss the Tiger Woods scandal, the death of NFL player Chris Henry, and more. This was Murray’s fourth appearance on FOX Sports Radio with Jeff and Lesley.

Later in the show, hear this brief and funny one minute segment in which Lesley teases Jeff that he needs Dr. John F Murray to move into his apartment.

I hope you have enjoyed this radio clip on the topic of clinical and sports psychology.

Dr. John F Murray on ESPN2 and NFL Films Network

See Dr. John F Murray’s Recent Appearance on NFL Network and ESPN2 (NFL Films Presents)
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Visser set to become first female NFL analyst on TV

Sports psychology special report from Dr. John F. Murray: CBS SPORTS’ LESLEY VISSER TO BREAK NEW GROUND AS FIRST WOMAN ANALYST FOR NFL GAME ON TELEVISION

Lesley Visser, who is writing the epilogue for Dr. Murray’s new book “The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History” will Serve as Analyst for New Orleans Saints-Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Sept. 3 on WFOR-TV in Miami

NEW YORK — CBS Sports’ Lesley Visser, voted the No. 1 Female Sportscaster of all-time by the American Sportscasters Association, is about to break new ground as the first woman analyst for a television broadcast of an NFL game.

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Visser will serve as a color commentator for the fourth quarter of the Miami Dolphins-New Orleans Saints pre-season game seen on WFOR-TV (Ch. 4), the CBS affiliate in Miami. She works the Dolphins pre-season games with Bob Griese, Nat Moore and CBS Sports play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack.

“Lesley Visser is one of the most accomplished sportscasters in history,” said Shaun McDonald, President/General Manager of WFOR-TV/CBS4 and WBFS/My 33. “She’s not only an inspiration for others and a pioneer in breaking down boundaries, but she also sets a standard that every other sportscaster aspires to achieve. Needless to say, we’re delighted that she’ll be contributing her expertise to our final preseason game.”

An example is Visser’s pioneer spirit is her support of sports psychology, as she recently had Dr. John F. Murray on her talk radio show with co-host Jeff De Forest on Fox Sports 640 AM to discuss innovative issues to help improve the NFL and NBA with better mental health care and mental training.

“Having had many challenges in my career, I am especially excited about this one,” said Visser, who was the NFL’s first female beat writer in 1976 when she covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Globe. “I am grateful to CBS for giving me this opportunity.”

This season, Visser, the only woman in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2006 Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Award, will be working her 36th year of NFL coverage. She will contribute to THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s pre-game show, and cover her 23rd Super Bowl when CBS broadcasts Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 in Miami. Visser became the first female color analyst on radio when she worked selected Monday Night Football games for Westwood One with Howard David and Boomer Esiason in 2002.

This has been a special report from JohnFMurray.com, devoted to clinical and sports psychology.

Lesley Visser & Jeff De Forrest speak with sports psychologist Dr. John F. Murray on Fox Sports Radio

Sports psychology radio interview: Pro football hall of famer Lesley Visser and notable talk show host Jeff De Forrest of WFTL 640 Fox Sports interviewed Dr. Murray on August 28, 2009.
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Sports Psychologist Dr. John F Murray Launches New Podcast Tips on Mental Skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hear All the Podcasts Here. They are Posted One Week After Appearing on Kiki Vale’s Radio Show Site in Chicago.

Palm Beach, Florida – July 21, 2009 – Athletes, business executives, sales associates, and performing artists just gained a new source of information and inspiration for their performances at work and play. Dr. John F Murray, clinical and sports psychologist in Palm Beach, Florida, today launched a new podcast program consisting of brief two minute sports psychology segments. The first show on confidence was posted today on Chicago radio show host Kiki Vale’s website.

“Kiki has had me as a guest on her popular Chicago radio show about six or seven times over the years we’ve developed a great rapport and friendship as we share the same passion for helping others with cutting edge advice. She loves sports psychology and I’m thrilled to be able to share my tips with her listeners,” said Murray.

Dr. Murray is the author of the best-selling book “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game.” He has written hundreds of columns in popular magazines and appears on national television and radio to discuss the psychology of sport. Murray has been pegged “the most quoted psychologist in America” with almost daily contributions to thousands of newspapers including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. The Washington Post called Murray the “Freud of Football” and Tennis Week magazine called him the “Roger Federer of Sports Psychologists.”

Michael Jackson Fame is Dangerous

Special to JohnFMurray.com – By John F. Murray – The recent loss of Michael Jackson is another tragic episode in the history of stardom, and perhaps our biggest loss to date. That Jackson was a musical genius is obvious. His fame as a performer is on par with or superior to Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. His influence on music and pop culture is immense and will continue to grow. While I never had the honor to meet him, I admired his music and was really amazed by his “Thriller” album in the 80s.

As a psychologist, I am aware that both negative and positive stress will kill if it is not managed effectively. We all know the game by now. We build up stars so that they rise in our eyes to an almost God-like status only to let them drop in a grotesque manner to the lowest point possible. Why do we enjoy promoting this tragic fall from grace in our culture? What does it say about our culture to desire these strange extremes?

The stress on the exhalted and then depreciated celebrity is usually unbearable. This is why they often turn to drugs or other dangerous escapes, and we all know countless stories of other musical geniuses cut short in their youth. Jackson making it to age 50 from this view is probably a long life, but since 50 is the new 30, Jackson still died way before he should have.

I have worked with incredibly wealthy and famous individuals who have no peace at all, and who ultimately succumb to their personal stress through any number of unhealthy activities. These super stars usually need psychological care even more than the rest of us mortals in society. Jackson liked children because he found that they were the only ones who told him the truth rather than what he wanted to hear. I have no way to know whether allegations of child abuse were true, but I choose to think they were false as he was not convicted, and because I would see the positive in people first before rushing to judgment. My friend in London, Uri Geller, was a close friend of Jackson for many years and served as his Best Man. Geller believes very strongly that Jackson was innocent. Here is a YouTube of Geller talking about Michael after shortly after his death.

In addition to being sad about this loss, I think we all need to learn from his death and maybe rush to judgment much less often when we are dealing with celebrities and stars who we assume are bulletproof. Being rich or famous does not mean you need less support, and often you need a lot more. My sense is that Jackson had a very sensitive personality and was ultra-vulnerable to stress.

Being a star rarely correlates with being “happy,” and it might even correlate negatively. Sorry, I am currently teaching a graduate psychology class that introduced statistics. It would be interesting to hear from some researchers who have looked into the personal cost of fame and may have reviewed the literature in this area. Extremes in either direction of total fame/celebrity or total poverty/loss are probably both equally stressful. So rejoice if you are just a normal member of society without those burdens.

The take home message today is that megastars need help too, and probably even more than the rest of us. Jackson appeared to have a wonderful heart, but that heart may have failed from the accumulated stress of what he had been through and what he was about to embark on with his new tour. Maybe that stress led to some kind of drug use or other self-injurious behavior that we will find out about after the autopsy reports.

In closing, I wouldn’t wish Michael Jackson-like celebrity on anyone close to me. Stars, if you are listening, take care of yourself and seek proper psychological care to survive in this crazy world. Normal people, take it a little easier on our gifted ones. Media, be a little more careful in who you raise up, only to drop down later. While I cannot speak of extreme fame or celebrity from personal experience, being around some of the rich and famous tells me that it is not all it is cracked up to be. It usually cracks a person. Long live Michael Jackson’s legacy. When it’s all said and done, he was a shining star whose light will continue brightly for another 100 years and probably more.

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There is a reason why Dr. John F. Murray is the most quoted psychologist in the general media. He has an extremely rare professional and educational background making him an authentic licensed sports psychologist. He also has the experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the media as a national spokesman on issues related to psychology and sport psychology. He has appeared as a guest on most of the major television networks (e.g., ABC Good Morning America, the Fox News Channel’s “Your World” with Neil Cavuto and “The Big Story” with John Gibson, MSNBC) and is likely the most frequently interviewed in his field over the past six years, with over 2000 contributions to print and broadcast media. Dr. Murray enjoys talking about high performance and general psychology, sports, relationships at work and home, mental skills such as confidence, focus and goal setting, business issues such as management and leadership, and a variety of other educational and social issues.

“Dr. Murray, thanks for a great appearance on the show”
–Producer of “The Big Story” with John Gibson, FOX National Television

“John….YOU WERE A GREAT GUEST…you played along with our sisters well … Again, great information and the on-air product was WONDERFUL! Thanks.”
–Jennifer Dominguez, Associate Producer, ABC Radio Networks

Below is just a small sample of where Dr. Murray’s insights have appeared. This list was first compiled in 2004 and has probably doubled since that time.

ABC TV Good Morning America
ABC Radio Atlanta
ABC Radio Network (National)
ABC TV West Palm Beach
ABC TV Philadelphia
ABC.net
6ABC.com
ACE Magazine
AFCA.org
Akron Beacon Journal
Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque Tribune
AlphaDeltaGamma.org
am New York
AmericasDoctor.com
AOL Sports
Apria.com
Arizona Daily Sun
Arizona Republic
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Associated Press
AthleticInsight.com
Athletic Management
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AuctionBytes.com
Augusta Chronicle
Augusta Free Press
Axelis.com
AZBilliards.com
The Bahama Journal
Baltimore Sun
BaseballProspectus.com
BBC.com
BBC Radio
Beaumont Enterprise
BenMaller.com
Bergen County Record
BetUs.com
BidRobot.com
BlackAmericaWeb.com
Bloomberg Radio
Bloomberg News Wire
Bob Larson’s Tennis Wire
Boca Raton News
BondMovies.com
Bonita Daily News
Boston Globe
Boulder Daily Camera
Bradenton Herald
BriefMe.com
British Tennis Magazine
BritishTennisParents.com
BuffaloBills.com
Buffalo News
Burlington Hawk Eye
Business.com
Calgary Herald
Canadian National Radio
The Capital (Anapolis, MD)
Casper Star Tribune
CBC News
CBFans.com
CBS Network Radio (National)
CBS Radio Atlanta
CBS SportsLine.com
Chicago Daily Herald
Charleston Daily Mail
The Charleston Gazette
Charlotte Observer
Chicago Tribune
Cincinnati Enquirer
CNET
CNN Radio
CNNSI.com
CollegeAndJuniorTennis.com
Colorado Springs Gazette
CommanderBond.net
The Commercial Appeal
Conditioning & Training Magazine
Contra Costa Times
Cox News Service
The Daily Camera
Daily Comet Thibodaux
Daily Evergreen of WSU
Daily Herald
Daily Journal
Daily Mail of London
Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY)
Daily Press
Daily Sentinel of Nacogdoches
The Day
Delaware Parent
Deluth News Tribune
Denver Post
Deseret News
Detroit Free Press
Diet News
The Dispatch
DonPenny.com
Doug Stephan Radio Show
Eagle Tribune (Massachussets)
Education Week
ESPN.com
ESPN Radio Toronto
ESPN The Magazine
ESPN TV Canada
Examiner.com
Express & Echo of Exeter
Family Lifestyle Magazine
Financial Post Business Magazine
Financial Times of London
Fitness Magazine
Florida Sunshine Television Network
Florida Tennis
Florida Times Union
Florida Today
FlowInSports.com
FootballOutsiders.com
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
FoxSports.com
Fox National Television
The Free Lance-Star
Fredericksburg.com
FromTheBalcony.com
Futures and Commodity Market News
The Gadsden Times
Gainesville Sun
Gatorsports.com, FL
Giants.com
Globe and Mail
GlobeSports.com
Golf Course Management
GoTennis.com
Grand Rapids Press
Greenacres Press
Greenwich Time
The Grinders.TV
Gulf Daily News of Bahrain
Hamilton Journal News
Hamilton Spectator
The Happy Herald Monthly
The Happy Times Monthly
Hartford Courant
Hays Daily News, KS
Hendersonville Times News
HeraldTribune.com
Hollywood Reporter
Houma Today
Houston Chronicle
The Huffington Post
Independent Alligator
Independent of London
Indiana Gazette
Indianapolis Star
Innerworth.com
International Herald Tribune
Investors Business Daily
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Journal Sentinel
Jupiter Courier
Kansas City Star
Keralanext.com
KGO Radio San Francisco
KMVU Fox TV
Knight Ridder
KnowledgeHound.com
KSBI TV
Lake City Reporter
Las Vegas Sun
The Ledger
Lexington Dispatch, NC
London Evening Times
Los Angeles Times
Louisiana News Day
Louisville Courier-Journal
Loyola University Magazine
LTA Tennis Nation
Lufkin Daily News
Lycos Top 5%
Mansion Grove House Publishing
Maroon of Loyola University
Marquis Who’s Who in America
Men’s Fitness Magazine
Men’s Health Magazine
Metro Toronto
Miami Herald
Mid-Atlantic Matchpoint
Middletown Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Mirror (UK)
Mobile Register
Modesto Bee
Monterey County Herald
MSNBC.com
MSNBC TV
MSN Sports
MyFox Birmingham
MyFox Chicago
MyFox Tampa Bay
MyFox Utah
MyTelus Sports
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel
Naples Daily News
National Post of Canada
National Public Radio
NBC TV Sacramento
Netguide Magazine
Netscape Sports
The-Next-Big-Thing
Newark Star Ledger
New Orleans Times Picayune
The News and Observer of Raleigh
Newsday
News Journal
News-Press of Ft. Myers
Newsweek.com
New York Daily News
New York Times
North Carolina Tennis Today
Northwest Arkansas Times
NWITIMES.com
OhioNewsNow.com
The Olympian
Omaha World-Herald
Orange County Register
Orlando Sentinel
Ottowa Citizen
Ottowa Herald
Oxford Press
Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Pan American Sports Network
Peoria Journal Star
PHHP News of U. Florida
Physical Magazine
Pioneer Press
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
PlantationEagles.com
Pocono Record
PowerSellersBlog.com
Power Tips Journal
Press Enterprise
PsychCentral.com
PsychedOnline.org
Psychology.com
Pulitzer Prize News
QualityWriter.com
RealTime Fantasy Sports
Radio France
RaidersOnline.org
The Record
RedsZone.com
Reference.com
The Register Citizen
Remedy RX
Reuters
Richmond Times Dispatch
Riyadh Daily News
Rocky Mountain News
Sacramento Bee
The Salt Lake Tribune
Salem News
San Antonio Express-News
San Francisco Chronicle
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
San Jose Mercury News
San Mateo Daily Journal
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Satellite Sisters National Radio
Saudi Gazzette
Savannah Morning News
Scripps Howard News
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Seattle Times
SelfHelpMagazine.com
Shanghai Daily
Shawnee News-Star
Short-Biographies.com
SI.com
SignOnSanDiego.com
SIRC Sports Research
Slam! Sports
Smash Tennis Magazine
South China Morning Post
SouthCoastToday.com
South Florida Business Journal
Speaker Focus
Sport Aces
SportingNews.com
The Sporting News
Sports Business News
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports Illustrated for Women
Sports Industry News
SportsInjuryHelp.org
SportsReview.com
SportsTerminal.com
SportsTicker.com
TheSpread.com
Springfield News
Springfield News Sun
Stamford Advocate
State-Journal.com
The State
The St. Augustine Record
St. Catharines Standard
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Petersburg Times
The State (South Carolina)
StarArticle.com
Stonebridge Press
Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News
StumbleUpon.com
Sunday Telegraph Magazine
Sun Sentinel
Supercoach Magazine
Surfwax.com
Sydney Swans Official Magazine
Tallahassee Democrat
The Team 990
The Telegraph of Calcutta
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Tribune
The Tennessean
Tennis Celebs
Tennis.com
TennisChannel.com
TennisInternet.com
Tennis Magazine
TennisMagazin Deutschland
Tennis Oggi
Tennis Pro Magazine
TennisRulz.com
TennisServer.com
Tennis Week
Tennis-X.com
Texas Court Report
TheBioFile.com
Thinkers.net
This Week in Pro Football
Time Out Magazine London
Time Out Magazine New York
TimesDaily.com
The Times of London
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Times Union of Albany
Topcat Sports Radio
Topix.net
Torrington Register Citizen
Tribune Business news
Tuscaloosa News
Ultimate Football Coaches Guide
University of Manitoba Magazine
The Urban Radio Network
UriGeller.com
USA Today
USA Weekend Magazine
USTA Magazine
VegasInsider.com
Vancouver Sun
Ventura County Star
VinceSpadea.com
Vision Magazine
Waco Tribune Herald
Wall Street Journal
WannaLearn.com
Washington Post
Washington Times
Watertown Daily Times
WBAL Baltimore
WCNN Radio
Whittier Daily News
The Wichita Daily Eagle
Wilmington Star
Wireless Flash
WNEM TV
WNTP Philadelphia
Women’s Sport & Fitness
Worcester Telegram & Gazette News
WorkInSports.com
WorldHistory.com
World Talk Radio
WSU student newspaper
Yahoo Internet Life Magazine
Yahoo Sports
Your Time
ZD Net UK
1stServe.com
3Clix.info

Dr. Murray has stopped listing all the media outlets where his Pre-Super Bowl Radio and TV Interviews have appeared because there are far too many. Dr. Murray annually discusses the Mental Performance Index (MPI) ratings prior to the game and the MPI has been more accurate than the official spread in four of the first six Super Bowls in which it has been used (2003 to 2008). The purpose of the MPI is to help football teams and coaches more accurately assess team performance, and this scoring method also demonstrates the important influence of mental performance in football and other sports too.

Here is a very small sample of where the MPI report has appeared and there are many more impossible to count or remember:

ESPN Canada, ABC TV West Palm Beach, ESPN Radio, WAXY, WBBR, WDJA, WGLR, WGNX, WXLP, KBLL, KDBR, KFIS, KGMY, KKAR, KNFX, KOB, KWEB, CJME, Y100, Oldies 103, WTKW, Syracuse, NY, RED FM Radio, Cork, Ireland, KFOX Vancouver, WKQZ Saginaw, Michigan, WYVN Holland Michigan, Rock 102, Springfield, MA, WBBR New York City, WDJA West Palm Beach, WAXY Miami, Y100 Miami, WGNX Vero Beach, WGLR Indianapolis, Oldies 103 Boston, WXLP Davenport, Iowa, KNFX Rochester, Minnesota, KWEB Rochester, Minnesota, KKAR Omaha, Nebraska, KBLL Helena, Montana, KDBR Flathead Valley, Montana KGMY Springfield, Missouri, CJME Saskatchewan, Canada, KFIS Portand, Oregon, KOB Albeq. New Mexico … and many hundreds more.

ESPN The Magazine featured a story called “Shrink Rap” on the MPI in its infancy in the December 23, 2002 issue. Many others have written about the MPI including the Tampa Tribune, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Modesto Bee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, LA Times, Indianapolis Star, Wichita Eagle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Daily Messenger, Palm Beach Daily News, Tampa Bay Times, CNNSI, Sportsline.com, Grand Rapids Press, Lake City Reporter, Peoria Journal Star, Press Enterprise, Times Union, Vancouver Sun, Florida Times-Union, and Salem News.

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