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209. The Art of Managing Pressure with Hank Weisinger

Psychologists Off the Clock

The Olympic Games provide excellent examples of people under pressure. This pressure has led to some inspiring wins, and one can only imagine the pride parents of Olympic medalists must have when watching their child succeed. However, pressure can also negatively impact one’s performance - leading to disappointment, anxiety, and hopelessness. In this episode of POTC, Yael and Dr. Hank Weisinger, author of The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure, discuss how “stress” and “pressure” are often used synonymously but lead to very different outcomes. In fact, the APA defines stress as the physiological or psychological response to internal or external stressors and pressure as excessive or stressful demands, imagined or real. Join Hank and Yael for a conversation about how to think about stress and pressure, how to manage them, and much more! Give your Olympic-hopeful a squeeze, and join us to learn value-based approaches for pushing yourself and your loved ones to be their best!Listen and Learn:Yael and Debbie discuss workable aspects of stress Dr. Weisinger’s expert break-down of pressure, what it is, how it interferes with our performance, and how to manage itThe evolutionary function to our pressure responseImportant differences between pressure and stress“Pressure traps” and how they can trip you upDr. Weisinger’s thoughts on the Yerkes Dodson CurveHow to befriend a stressful momentPractical advice on connecting to your values to improve your performanceDr. Weisinger’s pressure solutions, from thinking about multiple opportunities to shrinking the importance of a momentReframing how you think about your performance using Ranking Mindset vs. Excellence MindsetPractical advice for parents who fear their kids aren’t doing their best (even when they say they are!)Dr. Weisinger’s thoughts on applying pressure to our kidsExpert-approved tips and tricks for upping your parental performanceResources:Buy Dr. Weisinger’s The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure Lib/E: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child to Be Their Best SelfCheck out Dr. Kelly McGonigal’s The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It Learn more about the Gottman Institute Understand the Yerkes-Dodson Curve Attend Diana’s Values-Rich Living Retreat! Grab your copy of all our favorite books at bookshop.org/shop/offtheclockpsych.Check out Debbie, Diana, Yael, and Jill’s websites to access their offerings, sign up for their newsletters, buy their books, and more! About Hank WeisingerDr. Hank Weisinger is a creator, innovator, practitioner, influential psychologist, and two -time New York Times bestselling author. Performing under pressure, giving and taking criticism, managing emotions, responding effectively to the feelings and emotions of others, motivating oneself and others, and resolving conflict are all “emotional intelligence skills” that are part of Dr. Weisinger’s expertise that has been recognized and sought out by leading business schools, influential government agencies, Fortune 500 Companies and dozens of professional organizations such as The Young Presidents’ Organization. With the publication of his recent New York Times Bestseller Performing Under Pressure, Dr. Weisinger introduces the concepts of “pressure management” and “pressure coaching” to the corporate world and executive education programs with the major revelation that contrary to conventional wisdom, nobody performs better under pressure – not even Jordan, Jeter and Brady! To bring this knowledge to more people, Dr. Weisinger has transformed Performing Under Pressure into a state of the art empowering E-Course Workshop Experience for businesses and students! For more information on Dr. Weisinger, visit his website at hankweisingerphd.com. Buy his most recent book, The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure Lib/E: A Positive Approach to Pushing Your Child to Be Their Best Self here!Related Episodes:Episode 172.


4 Aug 2021

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Sabrina McTaggart: Youth Career Planning | Dr. Hank Weisinger: Parental Pressure

Where Parents Talk

In this week's edition of Where Parents Talk with Lianne Castelino on 105.9 The Region, discussion topics include: parental pressure and career-planning for young adults.


24 Jul 2021

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Living and Leading with Emotional Intelligence: The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure With Dr. Hank Weisinger

Living and Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Episode 45: Living and Leading with Emotional Intelligence: The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure With Dr. Hank Weisinger In this episode, you hear from psychologist and New York Times Best Selling author, Dr. Hank Weisinger. Dr. Hank will share his insights on parental pressure from his upcoming book The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure, releasing July 20th, and available now for pre-order on Amazon. Hank Weisinger, Ph.D. is trained in clinical, counseling, and organizational psychology.  He is the author of several successful books, including the New York Times Bestsellers, Nobody’s Perfect, and Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most. He is a leading authority on the application of Emotional Intelligence and has authored Emotional Intelligence at Work, and the first psychologist to customize emotional intelligence to specific industries via The Emotionally Intelligent Financial Advisor and The Emotionally Intelligent Real Estate Agent. He has consulted and conducted workshops to dozens of Fortune 500 Companies, government agencies, taught in numerous business school executive education programs and executive MBA programs, including Wharton, UCLA, Cornell, NYU, Penn State, and Columbia.  He has appeared on hundreds of  information news shows, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, CNN, ESPN, and NPR and his worked has been featured in The NY Times, USA Today, TV Guide, and The Wall Street Journal.To learn more about Dr. Hank Weisinger and his upcoming book, check out:Website: https://hankweisingerphd.com/Book: https://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Art-Parental-Pressure-Positive/dp/0306874776/ref=sr_1_1?crid=S17HUC7NNFRF&dchild=1&keywords=the+unlikely+art+of+parental+pressure&qid=1620054824&sprefix=the+unlikely+art+of+par%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1Learn more about you host, Brittney-Nichole:Websites: www.catalyst4change.com; www.generationeq.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittney.connor2321LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittney-nichole-connor-savarda-2b5737137/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bncs_23/Book:  https://www.amazon.com/EQ-Deficiency-Emotional-Intelligence-Compassion/#emotionalintelligence #emotionscoach #author #theeqdeficiency #emotionalagility #EQ #EQpodcast #podcast  #self-awareness #parentingtips #parentalpressure #mindfulness #emotionalintelligencepodcast


3 May 2021

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Creating Nerves of Steel – The Science of Performing Under Pressure with Dr. Hank Weisinger

The Science of Success

In this episode, we go deep on the science of performing under pressure. We look at why some people perform under pressure and others don’t. We discuss the skill of flexibility and “fluid intelligence,” explore the differences between stress and pressure, look at concrete strategies for managing both in your life, and much more with our guest Dr. Hank Weisinger.Dr. Hank Weisinger is a psychologist trained in clinical, counseling, school, and organizational psychology. He is the originator of Criticism Training and the emerging field of pressure management. He is the author of several books including his most recent New York Times Best Seller How To Perform Under Pressure and his work has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ESPN, NPR, and much more!The work on criticism and anger that Dr. Weisinger comes from deep clinical experience and informs his perspective on emotional intelligenceEmotional intelligence is not a new field - it’s been around for a long time - and yet most people don’t grasp the basic premises of emotional intelligenceWhy advice doesn’t work and what you should do instead of giving people adviceYou can’t criticize someone for something they can’t change - the goal of criticism is to create change - and sometimes people can’t change - sometimes the best way to create change is to change your own behaviorA good key to developing the skill of criticism is how quickly you can recognize the defensiveness of another person and use it as a clue that you’re being ineffective and need to try something elseThe faster your recognize that you’re being ineffective the faster change your behavior and create resultsIf you played your best and lost - don’t feel bad. You only feel bad when you play below your capability. Pressure is a villain in your life. There’s nothing good about it. The function of pressure is to weed people out. What is pressure? You're experiencing pressure in a situation where the (a) the outcome is uncertain and (b) its dependent on your performance. Stress and pressure are two different psychological concepts - you must treat them separately and handle them separately. Stress is about having lots of demands on your time and feeling overwhelmed. There are lots of ways to reduce stress. If you have to perform effectively under pressure 24x7 that's a terrible way to liveEvidence-based strategies for reducing the feelings of pressure during the moment“Pressure anxiety” vs “performance anxiety” - what’s the difference and why is it important?How people perform under pressure is often about how they perceive the situation - do they perceive it as threatening or do they perceive it as an opportunity?Don’t get over-attached to an outcome and define yourself and your self-esteem by your job performanceHomework: Literally write down your anxiety and you will do better in your pressure moments. Write them down and they will be less likely to surface during the moment of truth.Homework: Affirm your self-worth before a pressure moment with 3 things that have nothing to do with your performance. Homework: Share your feelings of pressure with others. Homework: Anticipate what might go wrong during a pressure moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


20 Sep 2018

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Hank Weisinger: A World-Renowned Psychologist and Pioneer in the Field of Pressure Management

Famous Failures

HENDRIE WEISINGER, Ph.D. A world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management. He’s a two-time New York Times bestselling author. He has consulted with and developed programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, and has taught in Executive Education and Executive MBA programs at Wharton, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Penn State, and MIT. He’s appeared on the Today Show, Oprah, and in The New York Times Sunday Business Section. His latest book is Performing Under Pressure: The Science Of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most. The book introduces the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short-term and long-term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. To sign up for Dr. Weisinger’s online course on pressure management for 50% off, please use the discount code pressureozan. ---- Get your FREE copy of my e-book. Text OZAN to 345345 or navigate to weeklycontrarian.com to download a free copy of my e-book, The Contrarian Handbook: 8 Principles for Innovating Your Thinking. Along with your free e-book, you’ll get the Weekly Contrarian — a newsletter that challenges conventional wisdom and changes the way we look at the world (plus access to exclusive content for subscribers only). Don’t want to miss future episodes? Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on iTunes or Google Play. As always, thanks for listening.


30 Jan 2018

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59: How To Perform Under Pressure ft. Hank Weisinger

Sports Mastery

https://hankweisingerphd.com/ Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most How do you perform under pressure? -Can you summon your talent at will? -Can you deliver on a test? -Can you sleep at night? In this episode, Dr. Hank Weisinger discusses: Performing Under Pressure The difference between Stress and Pressure The Anatomy of Choking How pressure affects our thinking Pressure Traps Students are under more pressure than ever before. Here are 7 students who need to listen to this episode. Which one are you? • The High School Student under pressure to meet parental expectations, ace SATs, be accepted by a top school, participate in extracurricular activities, play a sport, instrument or both, get your driver’s license, and find a prom date. • The College Student under pressure to fit into a new environment, make friends, pledge a frat or sorority, constant exams, declare a major, answer parental questions such as “What are you going to do after college? “ get a job, take LSATs, MCATs, GREs, become financially independent and other nightmares. • The Graduate Student under pressure to please professors, publish research, write grants, live cheaply, pass comprehensive exams, and complete a dissertation. • The Law Student, under pressure to excel, works hard to make the law review, present cases, find summer clerkships, learn to think more critically, pass the bar, graduate and enter the grind, and eventually pay back their loans. • The Medical Student under pressure to master organic chemistry, memorize information daily, excel in an internship, perform in do or die moments, cope with death, match for a residency, pay back loans and adapt to the changing business of health care. • The Performing Arts Student under pressure to act, dance or sing for their supper — or try and balance a second job while mastering their craft. • The Adult Student under pressure to readjust to student life, maintain a job, support a family, and finish their degree quickly. Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short-term and long-term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one rises to the occasion under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure draws on research from more than 12,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to excel better in whatever we do. Whether you're a corporate manager, a basketball player, or a student preparing for the SAT, Performing Under Pressure will help you do your best when it matters most.


17 Oct 2017

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117: Performing Under Pressure with NY Times Bestselling Author, Dr. Hank Weisinger

High Performance Mindset | Learn from World-Class Leaders, Consultants, Athletes & Coaches about Mindset

A world-renowned psychologist and Author of several books including the recent New York Times Bestseller Performing Under Pressure, Dr. Hank Weisinger has also written several other books including Emotional Intelligence at Work, The Power of Positive Criticism, The Genius of Instinct, the New York Times Bestseller Nobody’s Perfect. He has spent three decades helping individuals and organizations enhance their personal and work effectiveness through innovative applications of clinical, counseling, social, organizational, and evolutionary psychology. He is a popular blogger for PsychologyToday.com, Huffington Post, Execunet.com, and Lifehack.org. To help more people deal with pressure, Dr. Weisinger has transformed Performing Under Pressure into a state of the art empowering E-Course Workshop Experience. You can get $5 off the $97 price with the COUPON CODE: MINDSET: Business Performing Under Pressure E-Course: https://hankweisingerphd.com/b2c/?ref=22 Young Adult Performing Under Pressure E-Course: https://hankweisingerphd.com/students/?ref=22 In this interview, Hank discusses: What is pressure and when we experience it What is choking and why we choke under pressure How our natural tools inside our body help us deal with pressure Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/hank.

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24 Jun 2017

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029: Handling Pressure in Law School (Guest Dr. Hank Weisinger)

The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

One of the biggest challenges law students face is how to handle pressure. Whether it's day-to day-stress or test anxiety, pressure and stress can be overwhelming, especially in law school. Today we have the New York Times bestselling author of "Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most" and renowned pressure expert, Dr. Hank Weisinger, here to talk about handling the pressure of law school.  In this episode we discuss: Dr Weisinger talks about how he became an expert on pressure Why pressure is such an issue for law student Why thinking about grades can be to blame for your stress "Worry thoughts" and how you can ignore them How to stop "catastrophizing" What is the difference between pressure and stress? Strategies for handling pressure and thriving under pressure What happens in law school to make students lose their coping skills Solutions for easing the pressure Tips for handling test anxiety Dr Weisinger's book and other resources for handling pressure Whether students who experience a lot of stress and anxiety should just skip law school and find a different career Resources: "Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most" (http://www.amazon.com/Performing-Under-Pressure-Science-Matters/dp/0804136726) Dr Weisinger's Website (http://www.drhendrieweisinger.com/) Performing Under Pressure eWorkshop Experience (http://pressure.hendrieweisingerphd.com/) If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Thanks for listening!  Alison & Lee


18 Jan 2016