Dr. Jonathan Fader
Performance Psychologist for the NY Mets; Author of Life as Sport
Jonathan Fader, Ph.D., is the team sport psychologist for the New York Mets and a Resource Doctor of the MLB rookie program. He works with professional athletes, teams, and elite business leaders to achieve focus, gain control, and stay motivated and mindful using proven sport and performance psychology techniques. In his debut book Life as Sport: What Top Athletes Can Teach You about How to Win in Life (May 2016), he shares the key techniques he learned in sports and applies them to real-world situations for all readers.
Dr. Fader is a certified consultant and member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. A licensed clinical psychologist, he is the cofounder of the Union Square Practice, a psychology and psychiatry practice in the heart of New York City. He also writes The New You blog for Psychology Today, has appeared on CBS This Morning, Fox News, ESPN, Business Insider, and CNN, and his writing has been featured in Time Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Shape, and NY Magazine. He is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Family Medicine in New York City.
Life as Sport: A Mindful Approach to Greater Performance and Gratitude in Every Field
We live in an outcome-based world. We fixate on profits and losses on the playing fields of our offices and bedrooms, and fret about winning the big game and meeting the bottom line. But for many of us, being preoccupied with results—with all its attendant stress and anxiety—prevents us from performing as our best selves.
What if there was a way out? A method we can use to sharpen our strengths and enjoy every moment? Over the past 20 years, sport and performance psychology has taught elite performers to train more than just their bodies, but also their minds: preparing for stressful moments and connecting with the most powerful versions of themselves. In this rousing keynote, filled with personal stories and evidence-based research, Dr. Jonathan Fader adapts a host of mental skills-training approaches for everyday life, on and off the field. Whether you’re looking to enhance performance at work or home, in business or in parenting, Dr. Fader delivers the most valuable lessons from the biggest courts and most watched fields of the sports world. Teaching us to visualize success, develop positive rituals, rediscover our core passions, and live more mindful lives, Dr. Fader delivers an inspiring message—to live life as a sport, and to embrace each moment with skill, enthusiasm, and enjoyment.
Life as Sport: What Top Athletes Can Teach You about How to Win in Life
In Life as Sport, sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills that he teaches professional athletes–to enhance motivation, set productive goals, sharpen routines, manage stress, and clarify thought processes–and applies them to real-world situations.
Dr. Fader’s book is the product of thousands of hours of conversations with athletes and elite achievers in business and performing arts. It offers a compendium of stories, theories, and techniques that have been helpful to players, coaches and executives in professional sports.
What emerges is more than just a set of techniques, but a life philosophy that anyone can live by: an internal code to help translate our talent and drive toward the highest plateaus of performance.
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