John Edgette

John Edgette, Psy.D. is nationally renowned psychologist, speaker, and author, with multiple books, multiple book chapters, and dozens of articles in professional journals.
John is a clinical psychologist licensed in Iowa, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, with the following specialties: brief, solution-focused therapy for individuals, couples, and families; clinical hypnosis; adolescent therapy; behavioral medicine/health psychology; sports and performing arts psychology, sex therapy.
John had been practicing in the Philadelphia area for over two decades, and now have practice in Southeast Iowa, and video conferences around the World. He had faculty appointments at Widener University, Villanova University and Immaculata University, and has written two books:

Winning the mind game: hypnosis for Sport Psychology
Learn many of the secrets of a successful and sophisticated approach to Hypnosis for
athletes. Learn to go WAY beyond the common approach involving just relaxation or imagining
perfect performance. Help golfers, tennis players, pictures, and field goal kicker‘s along with
athletes in every sport. Having this hypnotic psychological advantage gives athletes an extra
edge that they find invaluable. It is also a unique, highly useful, and fun way to build your
hypnotic practice

Therapists often have shied away from working with athletes wrongfully thinking
that it requires special skills drawn from a special body of knowledge. When
hypnotists do treat athletes they too often do themselves and their patient
disservice by grossly over relying on relaxation and the visualisation of perfect
This talk will illuminate how therapists can use a full range of hypnotic abilities in
their work with athletes. Deployment of hypnotic phenomena such as negative and
positive hallucination, catalepsy, and amnesia will be discussed. Discussed as well
will be how to create alert and active hypnotic experiences that the athlete can
actually use while playing. This clinical model of sport psychology recognizes the
vast array of psychological issues that can impact the athlete’s performance.
Attendees will be taught how to identify and ameliorate these.