“Man, You Think Too Much”: Psychology from The Sandlot

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The Sandlot is a comedy classic.  It also has extremely valuable psychology!  Smalls thinks too much.  He’s constantly worrying.  He can’t get out of his head and just play ball with his friends.  His lame hat and plastic mitt aren’t doing him any favors either! The lesson from Benny The Jet Rodriguez to “stop thinking and just have fun” is apt for anyone who has over-thinking tendencies—like Smalls.  Continue reading ““Man, You Think Too Much”: Psychology from The Sandlot”

The 8 Best Ways to Help Your Junior Golfer: From a Swing Coach and Family Therapist

 

If you are wondering how to be most helpful for your junior golfer, here are some points to consider:

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Why We Fear Going to Therapy

One of the most tantalizing, but rewarding experiences in life is being introduced to the game of golf.  It’s a game you can never perfect, even though it seems so simple!  For me anyway, it’s full of hooks, slices, hazards, penalty shots, misses, good and bad luck, disappointments, and occasional bliss.  The experience of golf can go from a soul-wrenching funk to uncontrollable laughter.  Most golfers would tell you that the mental and emotional part of the game is more challenging than the physical one.  Yet, there always seems to be something (a made putt, a great drive, enjoyable company) that keeps me coming back. Continue reading “Why We Fear Going to Therapy”