To the Black student-athletes, coaches, colleagues, and community. I see you. I hear you. I support you. You matter. I am dedicated to amplifying your voices, educating myself on your lived experiences, and standing against systematic racism and bigotry, both now and moving forward. It is our duty to create an equitable and inclusive environment. … Continue reading Mental Health Resources For Black Student-Athletes
I hope this message finds you all safe and well. Please review this important message on how to support black student-athletes and student-athletes of color. Now more than ever we must continue our work and ongoing efforts to support the Black communities. -Dr. P
It goes without saying that social distancing has been difficult for us all. In California, we are about 8 weeks in shelter-in-place. In my line of work where I love to work with athletes in-person I have been challenged to modify the way I work to support, help, and guide the student-athletes in the best … Continue reading Doing The Work: Two FREE Workbooks to Develop Resiliency and Thrive
I had the opportunity to speak with Bethany Crouch from the Sac State Student Athlete Resource Center and our student-athletes last week over Zoom. Here is the conversation created into a great podcast by Bethany! Summary: “Conversation with Bethany Crouch from the SARC and Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli, our Sports Psychologist on navigating uncertainty, making the best … Continue reading How to Thrive During Times of Uncertainty (podcast)
Everybody is a genius at something. However, it’s rare to find a coach, consultant or exceptional athlete that is an expert in every sport. Certainly there’s something to being a Jack or Jackie-of-all trades, but when it comes to greatness and excellence there is something very personal, unique and specialized about that. Research points to … Continue reading 10,000 Hours Applying Genius Level Talent
In light of what we are all experiencing today one of my favorite stories from the wise sage Wayne Dyer comes to mind. It’s about an orange. One time when giving a talk, Wayne Dyer brought an orange with him to the stage and opened a conversation with a young boy who was sitting in … Continue reading Are you feeling the “squeeze”?