The following are recommended readings:

An Athlete’s Secret Weapon: Visualization – Susan Farber, MA, MFT
   Several athletes write about their personal experience with using visualization    in preparing for competition.

It’s a Matter of Perception -  Susan Farber, MA, MFT
   How perception can shape performance.

Managing Chronic Pain So That IT Doesn’t Manage You - Susan Farber, MA, MFT
   A mind/body approach to the treatment of chronic pain.

Stress Management from the “Outside In” - Susan Farber, MA, MFT
   Part 1 of a 2-part article on the prevention of burnout and management of    stress.

Stress Management from the “Inside Out” - Susan Farber, MA, MFT
   Part 2 of a 2-part article on the prevention and management of stress.

Exercise Treatment for Major Depression – Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine    62:633–638 (2000). Research study showing that exercise is a feasible    therapy for patients suffering from Mild Depressive Disorder and may be at    least as effective as standard pharmacotherapy.

Eating in “The Zone” - Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
   Eating for Athletic Performance.

Spark – The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain – John Ratey, MD