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David’s Work in the World of Sports Psychology
For the past 37 years, number one best-selling author, counselor, life coach and sports psychology expert David Essel has helped hundreds of athletes to break through their own mental barriers, their own mind blocks, to be able to maximize their potential in their sport of choice. Here’s the opportunity to work with one of the top professionals in the world today, in order to start having more fun and success in any and all sports that you participate in.
David’s work includes using visualization, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional freedom technique, The Sedona method, Amino Acid supplementation for focus, as well as writing exercises designed to expose the mental and emotional patterns that could be robbing you of the opportunity to compete at your highest level possible in life.
From the age of eight, David has been engaged and interested in the power of the mind when it comes to maximizing one’s potential in sports and athletics.
His devotion and even obsession with the sport of basketball, led him to model some of the top athletes as a kid, and eventually through a series of coaches in his chosen sport, he found that along with hard work and discipline, redirecting the mind to be a powerful tool was a crucial factor in the success of top athletes.
One of his earliest teachers was his freshman basketball coach, Larry Miller, who drilled into his mind the importance of being more prepared than any opponent ever, both physically and mentally in order to maximize his potential.
His high school coach later on during his junior and senior years, Dale Hesser, taught him additional mental conditioning skills that allowed him, regardless of the pressure, to make free throws with no time remaining on the clock, in a filled gym in order to help his team win games or go into overtime .
His basketball coaches at Syracuse University, Tommy Green, Mark Meadors , under the head coaches Roy Danforth and Jim Boeheim, continued to instill in him the need to be the most conditioned athlete on the team as a point guard, but also the leader in regards to controlling his emotions and understanding the power that comes with the ability to do so.
Since his early beginnings, he has worked with not only basketball players, but also tennis players, golfers, BMX riders and martial arts experts, as well as athletes from many other sports.
David Essel has a masters degree in sports psychology, exercise physiology and marketing. He is a No.1 best-selling author, counselor, life coach, radio host and international speaker.
David has interviewed, and/or worked with major celebrities in many sports including:
- Ernest Graham, NFL running back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Kayla Harrison, Olympic gold-medalist, Judo
- Greg Louganis, Olympic gold-medalist, Diving
- Keith Mitchell, NFL All pro line backer, New Orleans Saints
- Roman Gabriel, NFL All pro quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
- Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gold-medalist, Gymnastics
- Dorothy Hamill, Olympic gold-medalist, Ice-skating
- David Alderman, black belt instructor in a variety of forms of martial arts
- Denis Waitley, visualization expert for Olympic athletes and astronauts
“Our daughter had all of the physical skills mastered when it came to becoming a competitive BMX rider, but she totally lacked the emotional maturity, to participate against girls equal or better than her. In other words she used to freeze, and become emotionally disabled prior to her competitions. In just a few sessions, David taught her the most powerful mind calming techniques that she had ever encountered, and combined with his visualization techniques, she began to master her emotions before and during her events.”
“I went from an overly emotional 4.5 tennis player, that could easily get rattled by one simple double fault in a game… to an incredibly mentally controlled player through David’s work. I would recommend him to anyone, at any age and in any sport, as he literally change my life both on and off the court.”
“Jumping from the college ranks, to the pros in the world of golf is much more of a mental jump then it is a physical one. I had all of the physical skills I needed, but at the professional level, the goal that I’ve had since a little kid, I had no idea how to prepare myself before a match. David’s work with cognitive behavioral therapy, was a game changer. I’m not sure how much I’ll proceed as a professional golfer, but my goal is to first get on tour, and then let the rest take care of itself. A calm mindset was the end result of his work. He is great.”
“I love baseball. As a freshman and sophomore in high school, I performed at the highest level ever since I can imagine. At the end of the sophomore year, a criticizing comment put me in a tailspin. I didn’t know how to get out of it. My confidence and self-esteem drop dramatically, and my junior year was a total disappointment to me and to my team. My mom decided that I come in and do some sports psychology attitude adjustment with David Essel. After eight weeks I could not believe the turnaround. My senior year was radically different from my junior year… As I played once again at the highest level of my capabilities. I could never of done this without Mr. Essel’s guidance, the exercises he gave me during our sessions, I continued to practice even when I wasn’t seeing him. If you love a sport, any sport, you will benefit greatly from his expertise, wisdom and teaching style.”