Mind & body in action
Zen Zone Digital’s training guides help you tap into your full potential using proven psychological training techniques.
What we do
Mastering the Psychology of Mindfulness & Performance
Our training materials blend sport-related, science-based mental training with traditional meditative practices. These techniques respectfully draw on the tradition and culture of the mind-body disciplines, without trying to imitate or otherwise reproduce them. The training materials function at once as meditation-mindfulness methods and also as foundation mental skills linked to effective sport performance.
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.
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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...
Injury is recognized as one of the most debilitating experiences among high-performance individuals (e.g., athletes, police officers, dancers, and soldiers). Despite a wealth of evidence highlighting the deleterious ramifications of injury, few sport psychology practitioners are sufficiently skilled to intervene in this relatively wide-spread challenge in sport and performance environments.
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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...