All-Star Performance Psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader
Mental conditioning is something many people don’t know about- today’s guest is trying to change that; meet Dr. Jonathan Fader. We’re talking Performance Coaching, APE- (Attitude Preparation Effort), the 2015 Mets, shorthands for dealing with stress, mindfulness, and about constructing a good mental performance routine. Enjoy! A little it more about our guest today-
Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB and NFL, including The New York Mets and The New York Giants. He is the co-founder of Union Square Practice, a mental health center, and SportStrata, a performance coaching group, located in New York City. Dr. Fader regularly works with athletes, performers, entrepreneurs, businesses, schools, physicians and with first responder groups such as The New York City Fire Department (FDNY). He speaks to groups, on topics of mindfulness, motivation and Motivational Interviewing, improving performance, stress reduction, communication and team building. Jonathan is a Motivational Interviewing trainer and is part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and is a co-author of the forthcoming book, Coaching Athletes To Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sport as well as his debut book Life as Sport.
In this episode Peter & Dr. Fader discuss:
0:57- Intro & welcome Jonathan! Ref: Union Square Practice Center 2015 New York Mets Michael Sergio’s jump into Mets Shea Stadium circa1986
2:58- Explain Performance Coaching?
4:46- Ref: FTN Podcast #53 Adapt and Overcome, with US Navy SEAL Jack Walston
6:18- On how your mind may think you are finished with a workout / The mind’s central governor
7:40- So, how does one condition against the little yellow light that your brain sends sometimes? / On building a mental performance routine
9:20- What if you get mentally exhausted on a run?
10:28- On how sensations are like a wave
10:57- On being ADHD and practicing mindfulness
12:58- Jonathan’s shorthand for feeling stress
13:30- What would be your advice to folks who get stuck, or who fall off? APE (Attitude-Preparation-Effort)
16:42- Thank you Dr. Fader! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
17:19- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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