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    • Zen Golf

    • Mastering the Mental Game
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In chapters such as "During Your Swing Is Not the Time to Give Yourself a Lesson" and "How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf," the author guides golfers with simple yet powerful techniques to prepare for, execute, and, equally important, respond to the results of any golf shot. The author, Dr. Joseph Parent, is a PGA Tour Instructor who draws on his teaching experience to offer special methods that have led to amazing improvements in the games of professionals and amateurs alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All golfers read this book

    • By Patrick on 05-16-04

    Regular price: $19.97

    • Zen Tennis

    • Playing in the Zone
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent, Bill Scanlon
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent, Bill Scanlon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the best-selling author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game and the tennis champion and world record holder of the Golden Set comes the most innovative and powerful book since The Inner Game of Tennis. Combining deep Eastern wisdom and practical tennis expertise, Zen Tennis will help you get out of your own way and into the zone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By mark levinson on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Zen Putting

    • Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Confidence, as every golfer knows, is the key to peak performance on the greens. Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game builds your confidence through a thinking-outside-the-box approach that helps golfers of all levels get out of their own way and roll the ball better than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for putting

    • By Eric on 07-30-08

    Regular price: $19.97

    • American Conspiracy Theories

    • By: Joseph E. Uscinski, Joseph M. Parent
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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    We are living in an age of conspiracy theories, whether it's an enduring, widely held belief such as government involvement in the Kennedy assassination, fears of a powerful infiltrating group, or modern fringe movements of varying popularity such as birtherism and trutherism. What is it in American culture that makes conspiracy theories proliferate? Who is targeted, and why? Are we in the heyday of the conspiracy theory, or is it in decline? American Conspiracy Theories is the first to use broad, long-term empirical data to analyze this popular American tendency.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh. Take A Pass On This Title

    • By T. Redwood on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Zen Golf Deck

    • Tips for Mastering the Mental Game
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Zen Golf Deck is a collection of brief lessons and exercises drawn from Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game. Applied in actual on-course sessions with golfers, including many PGA TOUR and LPGA players, they will introduce you to a unique perspective that brings together techniques of modern psychology and ancient wisdom traditions. Each lesson in the Zen Golf Deck will give you ways to make your mind an ally instead of an enemy, helping to reduce frustration, increase consistency, and lower your scores.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • GOLF: The Art of the Mental Game

    • 100 Classic Golf Tips
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    Dr. Joe Parent has drawn on a career coaching the masters to write a hundred easy to understand yet powerful tips for improving any golfer’s score, from the essentials of the mental game to helpful hints to keep your composure. As with his other books, you will find yourself returning time and again to hear what Masters and PGA Champion Vijay Singh call “lessons that make the mental game seem so simple".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome, I have listened to it over 10 times.

    • By GODuke75 on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $12.97

    • A Walk in the Wood

    • Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent, Nancy Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Walk in the Wood is both inspiring and instructive. Simple stories with clearly stated goals and easy-to-follow exercises provide all the tools you'll need to take the first step, or continue on your journey, toward a quieter and calmer way of living. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Best Diet Book Ever

    • The Zen of Losing Weight
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent, Nancy Parent, Ken Zeiger
    • Narrated by: Joseph Parent, Nancy Parent
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poor decisions are what make you gain weight and good choices are what enable you to lose weight. Your brain will respond to the changes you make, and your body will, too. Instead of recipes and requirements, you'll receive time-tested techniques for being more present and mindful while cultivating good eating and exercise habits. The Best Diet Book Ever provides great information and practical strategies that will help you become the lighter, slimmer you that you long to be.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Zen Golf Tip of the Day

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbi
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    Simple yet powerful keys for keeping your composure and the mental edge over your opponents, and will help you play with more consistency, experience less frustration, and shoot lower scores.

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    • Zen Golf Tip of the Day

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Simple yet powerful keys for keeping your composure and the mental edge over your opponents, and will help you play with more consistency, experience less frustration, and shoot lower scores.

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    • Basic Goodness

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    One of the most fundamental principles of the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions is that the true nature of human beings is basic goodness. Acknowledging our own basic goodness means taking the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with us. How we feel about ourselves as a person doesn’t need to depend on the quality of a particular golf shot or the outcome of a round.

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    • How to Make Every Putt

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    I’d like to suggest a new definition for “making a putt.” To most golfers, whether or not they make a putt is defined by whether or not it goes in the hole. This emphasizes the result of the putt more than it does the process of putting, and that interferes with the stroke. When we can be totally involved in the process and not preoccupied with the result, body and mind are synchronized. Therefore, we should have a definition of making a putt that reflects the process of putting more than the result of the putt.

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    • During Your Swing Is Not the Time To Give Yourself a Lesson

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Players often rely on swing thoughts, but as we discussed earlier, thinking while swinging isn’t such a good idea. It’s preferable to have a swing image, one that includes at least the path and finishing point of the ball, but can also include the feel of the swing. For players who need a swing thought, it is better to have one that describes what you intend to do rather than how you intend to do it.

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    • How To Get from the Practice Tee to the First Tee

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 3 mins
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    One of the challenges faced by all levels of golfers is expressed in this lament: “Why can’t I hit it on the course the way I was hitting it on the range? It feels so frustrating!” There are many reasons, one of which is purpose. When you are on the range before a round you are usually trying to get comfortable with the swing, seeing how it feels that day, looking for some swing key, and so on. Once we’re on the tee, it is about performance.

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    • Give Up Control to Get Control

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 3 mins
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    This is one of the many paradoxes of golf. The control we want to get refers to consistent accuracy, control over where the ball will go. The control we have to give up is the kind we exercise when we “steer” a shot. Steering is an expression of the thinking mind trying to control the swing to make sure we get the results we want. Paradoxically, the results we get usually range from not very good to terrible.

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    • Overcoming Self-Sabotage

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Everyone has comfort levels. They are the levels of performance or spheres of activity that are familiar to us. We’re comfortable playing in the B-flight, we’re comfortable chasing the leader from behind, or we’re comfortable just making the cut. We’re comfortable playing our usual game. Sabotage is the undermining (through underhanded interference) of a project or mission. Self­-sabotage doesn’t make sense—why would we undermine our own work to reach an important goal (like breaking 80)?

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    • Fire Your Evil Caddie

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Do you talk to yourself on the golf course? Out loud, silently, or a bit of both? Most of us engage in some form of self-talk. We don’t usually pay much attention to the quality of what we’re saying, but perhaps we should. The way people talk about something to themselves is a reflection of how they feel about it. If we say, “I don’t have much of a chance on this shot,” we’re not likely to do well. On the other hand, if we say, “I can see what I need to do and how to do it,” we are more likely to succeed.

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    • Warm-Up Routine for Putting

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Here’s a pre-round putting warm-up routine I have given tour players and amateurs alike. Step 1: Putt to nowhere. In an open area of the practice green, stroke a few putts with no target at all. Vary the distances you roll the putts. Do this until you feel your stroke is smooth and consistent.

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    • Putting Games

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The key to getting the distance right on long putts is getting a good feel for the speed of the green. Here’s a putting drill that will quickly give you a feel for the pace of the green. On a level area of the practice green, line up several balls about 20 feet away from the fringe. Set up to the first ball and focus on the distance from the ball to the fringe. Then make your regular stroke, putting toward the fringe.

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    • Cool, Calm, and Collected

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A vital part of our preparation for a golf shot has to do with alleviating tension from our body. Excessive muscle tension is an obstacle to making a fluid, powerful golf swing. There needs to be just enough tension to maintain our posture and hold onto the club as we swing, but any more than necessary interferes with the flow of the swing.

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