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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 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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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

    • Zen Tennis

    • Playing in the Zone
    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent, Bill Scanlon
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent, Bill Scanlon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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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

    • 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 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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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
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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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.

    Regular price: $0.99

    • American Conspiracy Theories

    • By: Joseph E. Uscinski, Joseph M. Parent
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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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

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

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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    • 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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    • Zen Golf Daily Tips

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent, Kristin Kalbli, Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Simple yet powerful keys for keeping your composure and the mental edge over your opponents, which will help you play with more consistency, experience less frustration, and shoot lower scores.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t follow so slowly

    • By LY on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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.

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Synchronizing Body and Mind

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    When body and mind are synchronized for a golf swing, they are unified in purpose, presence, and focus. They are functioning in the same place at the same time. Can you send your body into the past or the future? Of course not. Our body is in the present and only in the present. Can you send your mind into the past or the future? Of course you can.

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    • Gentle, Inquisitive, Fearless

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 1 min
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    Playing the game of golf can inspire us to embody gentleness, inquisitiveness, and fearlessness. Gentleness means being kind to ourselves and considerate of others. We can take delight in conducting ourselves as gentle men and gentle women in golf and in life. Fearlessness means being more curious than afraid, trusting in our basic goodness and manifesting unconditional confidence in every situation we encounter.

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    • A Perfect Swing

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    I’d like to congratulate you. You have a perfect swing. Now, you’re probably thinking, “What’s that about? He’s never seen my swing.” Well, I don’t need to, because I didn’t say the perfect swing (which, by the way, doesn’t exist, since we are all as different as snowflakes). I said a perfect swing, and everyone has one. Your perfect swing is the best one you can make today.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • What Is Your Target?

    • By: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated by: Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Our actions are shaped by our intentions. When I ask golfers the purpose of making a golf swing, most of them answer, “To hit the ball.” Yet focusing on the ball as the target is a problematic perspective. Thinking of their job as “hitting the ball” instead of “sending the ball to a target” is probably why you see some high handicappers make quite acceptable practice swings and then get up to the ball and swing like they’re chopping wood.

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