"I would like to personally thank Dr. Beale for allowing
PowerBasketball to review his system and views on sports
psychology. He brought back some much needed thoughts that I
had forgotten when coaching my players under the pressure of
winning basketball games. His views are concise and straight
forward. His knowledge of sports psychology was impressive
enough to warrant this review.
His system requires the player to be focused enough to handle
listening to a couple of tapes for approximately 30 minutes every
evening and reading aloud the "affirmations" that he selects in the
initial consultation with Dr. Beale. This consultation is done through
an e-mail process so as not to disrupt the athletes full schedule. Dr.
Beale will then reply with the inital proofs of the player's choices.
The player is then held accountable to envision and learn relaxation
methods that Dr. Beale teaches. Remember these affirmations are
based on the individual athlete, no two athletes are alike. No
program will be designed the same.
The student athlete that I selected is a 15 year old sophomore
playing varsity football and varsity basketball. He was one of a two
starting quarterback rotation and the starting center. A very gifted
athlete. His football season ended on a downside as the team lost
their first playoff game and were eliminated from further post
season play. Basketball season started up and his physical
presence, 6'4" - 220 lbs, was felt on the offensive and defensive
boards. His defensive play was adequate and offensively he was in
a slump. I would see Richard on a daily basis in class and he
would explain to me the situation of his game. He was used to
being a leader on the team and was feeling stifled on the offensive
end. His confidence was low and his self esteem as a premier
player was dropping. Enter Dr. Beale's program.
Richard agreed that his problem was more mental than physical. I
explained to him about Dr. Beale's program and he jumped at the
opportunity to "try it out". I explained about the two tape system,
Relaxation and Imagery Conditioning :
to train your body and mind to relax and perform at their best.
Subliminal Suggestion and Self-programming :
to enhance the development and maintenance of a positive,
The idea of having Richard in my class 5 days a week for a
minimum of 60 minutes a day fit very well for TAPE TWO. As he
already worked at a computer everyday, it was extremely easy to get
him to listen to his favorite CD. The catch was that Dr. Beale would
prepare the CD with subliminal reinforcement as Richard had
selected his affirmations. The difficult portion was TAPE ONE, Dr.
Beale indicates that the athlete should have a quiet area to relax
themselves and provide themselves with the proper imagery for the
tape to work. I explained to Richard that he should listen to the tape
every night 30 minutes before going to bed and also read aloud his
affirmations as directed by Dr. Beale.
The results did not take long. After two weeks of listening and
relaxing, his game improved. He handled the pressure better. He
was able to understand his role on the team better. He could knock
down the free throws when we needed them. He had become a
more complete player. I asked Richard to describe the feelings he
had after a game. His comment was "I don't know I just feel more
relaxed on the floor. The tape and CD must really be working."
Richard has continued to use the combination of CD during class
and imagery at night over the last 8 weeks and it has worked. His
scoring is up, rebounding is up, play time is up, every part of his
game has improved. Dr. Beale's system has worked just like the
To bring this review to conclusion, I would admit that I was skeptical
about the whole subliminal suggestion process. It doesn't bother
me anymore. Dr. Gary Beale has shown me and my student athlete
just what the mind can do to control the physical part of a game.