Mind & body in action
Fencing Sport Psychology’s training guides help you tap into your full potential using proven training techniques.
What we do
FOCUSED ON MIND AND BODY IN ACTION FOR SPORT, HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE.
Fencing Sport Psychology’s Training Materials prepare the fencer for a competitive environment which demands rapid cognition, complex decision making, frequent attention shifting, instinct-like action and intensity control. Fencing Sport Psychology’s overall sport psychology program encompasses performance and health, on and off the strip.
Who we are
Dr. John Heil, DA, FAASP, FAPA
Dr. John Heil is a sport and clinical psychologist with Psychological Health Roanoke. He works with Olympic, professional and aspiring athletes, and has consulted at 3 Olympic Games. Dr. Heil also works in police and public safety, and in the medical field, where he is widely published in the psychology of sport injury.
Ask Me Anything
Check out Fencing Sport Psychology’s repository of questions answered by internationally known sport and clinical psychologist Dr. John Heil.
Have a question about the psychology of fencing that you want answered? Submit it and Dr. Heil might feature your answer here.
Zen thinking stands in contrast to the often cited phrase of Vince Lombardi, “Winning isn’t everything
While focused in this case on archery the zen method applies tradition applies to all forms of actions and transcends time and culture.
News and updates
Dr. Heil was recently published in the book Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology - Theories and Applications. He contributed to a chapter titled "Sport injury: psychological consequences and management strategies." This book brings together world-class...
Is it “la belle,” the beautiful or “schrecklich,” the terrible? How you approach the touch will determine the answer. Because it may be the most important touch of the day, it merits forethought and special preparation. Clearly, there is no short cut, no hidden secret...
To an athlete, injury can be annoying or devastating, or fall anywhere in between. The ability to avoid injury and to return to play quickly when injured, are critical to success. When injury does occur it is useful to approach rehabilitation as part of the game that...
More and more athletes at the highest levels, are talking about “having fun out there.” This may seem like a no-brainer, particularly to those whose time at play is invariably cut short by the need to work. Who wouldn’t enjoy turning play into bucket loads of money?...