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August 24, 2021
Episode 50: Sports Psychology – Handling the Pressure – Dr. Sam Maniar

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Sports Psychology – Handling the Pressure – Sam Maniar, Ph.D.

Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or just have daily pressure and stress from everyday life or are you an athlete who has performance anxiety? Did you know anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million adults ages 18 and older which is 18% of the population? What about individuals or athletes who struggle with public speaking or performance anxiety? What about young athletes who face pressure from their parents or coach to perform better at their sport or just to improve their appearance? Are there ways we can overcome these challenges and fears? In this podcast, I speak with Sports Psychologist Dr. Sam Maniar to discuss the strategies he uses in his practice to help athletes, executives, and every day people overcome the problems they are facing in their lives. Whether you are struggling with stress related to the unknown, loss of work, or you’re an athlete who has performance anxiety, Dr. Sam has some incredible tips for you.

Sam Maniar, PhD

Dr. Maniar has extensive experience helping athletes, executives, and organizations achieve peak performance. He has worked with teams, executives, and high potentials from virtually all sports and industries. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio. Dr. Maniar is currently the Sports Psychologist for the University of Akron as well as a consultant for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Browns. He is the former Director of Sports Psychology for the Alliance of American Football and former Sports Psychologist for Ohio State University athletics and Washington State University Athletics.

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