What is the psychology of peak performance? How can it help me, my business, or my team? Click on the articles below for more insight and for information on the work of Dr. Sam Maniar and the Center for Peak Performance.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at Athlete Foundry's COVID Thought Leader Panel on August 22, 2020 (virtual).
Dr. Maniar to Speak at the 1st annual Symposium of Sport and Mind, November 9, 2018 in Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at CVATD Meeting on October 25, 2018 in Akron, OH.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at ACH Building Young Athletes Symposium on March 2, 2018 in Akron, OH.
Dr. Maniar to Interview Chamique Holdsclaw at ACTING OUT! Arts Festival on September 14, 2017 in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association annual meeting and clinical symposium on May 12, 2017 in Sandusky, OH.
Sam Maniar chosen to be WVU Bolton Center for Sports Ethics speaker on March 17, 2017.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at 12th annual Summa Sports Health Symposium on February 24, 2017 in Akron, OH.
SPIRE Institute Partners with Center for Peak Performance to help athletes gain a competitive edge.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at the American Psychological Association along with representatives from the NFL office on August 5, 2016 in Denver, CO.
Dr. Maniar to Speak at the Akron Marathon Runner's Institute on July 20, 2016 at the Wadsworth YMCA.
Dr. Maniar Invited to Speak at the "17th Annual Developing Your Knowledge, Skills, and Practice in Sport Psychology" Workshop on July 8-9, 2016.
BUSINESS & LIFE ARTICLES
When Success Brings You Loneliness -- Medium
How to Let Go and Let Things Happen -- Canvas Magazine
Students Hone their Skills at Accounting Conference -- Leveraging Your Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Your Effectiveness.
Rising Star Winner (Interview). Crain's Cleveland
Best Hotel Gym Views. Travel+Leisure
SPORTS-RELATED RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Ask Dr. Sam (January, 2021): Team-Oriented Play & Jealous Teammates. I Love to Watch You Play
Ask Dr. Sam (December, 2020): Performance Anxiety & Critical Coaches. I Love to Watch You Play
Sideline Parents. aParently Speaking podcast
Kids and Sports. aParently Speaking podcast
How to Help Your Child Feel Confident. I Love to Watch You Play
Why Your Child May be Losing Interest in their Sport. I Love to Watch You Play
How to Create the Right Mindset for Kids. I Love to Watch You Play
OTHER SPORTS-RELATED RESOURCES & ARTICLES
Mental Health and Student-Athletes. Call to MACtion podcast.
Infertility crisis launched Browns’ Chris Hubbard into mental health advocacy. Akron Beacon Journal
Mental Training. Mental Mastery podcast
Dr. Sam Maniar Discusses Sport Psychology, Panic Attacks. 1590 WAKR Akron radio interview
8 Hacks to Ease Anxiety. I Love to Watch You Play
Gaining Entry into the World of Professional Sports. Bridging the Gap podcast
Free the Mind and Fewer Injuries May Follow. New York Times
College Athletes Look for Mental Edge. ESPN.com
How Athletes Choke and How to Avoid It. Podium Sports Journal
Psychology in the Stadium. APA Monitor
Suicide Risk is Real for Student-Athletes. NCAA Times
Buckeye Head Coach. The O-Zone
Helping Student-Athletes Get Psyched Up. onCampus, Ohio State's Faculty Newspaper
Head Games: Players Learn to Meet Goals in Psychology Sessions. Seattle Post Intelligencer
Somewhere to Turn. Sacramento Bee
“Sam has presented at two professional association meetings that I have attended...In both cases he was effective in providing useful and practical information in an engaging style. Sam is approachable as well, so asking questions or offering comments was comfortable during the presentation as well as after. Having observed MANY presentations, I have found that most presenters fall into one of two categories - pure entertainment (fluff) or pure information (boring). Sam is one of the few presenters who finds a balance.”