Jared Tendler is a licensed therapist who specializes with poker players. In this video he conducts a session with our own Sean Gibson to talk about his tilt and confidence issues with poker. Tendler’s client roster includes Dusty “Leatherass” Schmidt along with many high and mid stakes professional poker players.
In this session, Tendler breaks down Gibson’s thinking and reasoning behind many of the issues he is facing (at the time of the shooting of this video). Like most poker players, Gibson was going through a rough stretch and his emotions had taken over his play. The result was decreased play, decrease enthusiasm to play and negative bankroll results.
Tendler has evolved his program over the past eight years and designs it to eliminate problems preventing players from playing their poker poker. Unlike other coaches who preach breathing exercises or basic meditation, Tendler looks at how your mind functions and “connects the dots” for your thought process to help a patient understand what is happening and then take steps to correct the issue, rather than use tools to avoid them.
As he has stated before, Jared Tendler belives that getting your mind and your emotions working together on the same page is a powerful ally for a poker player. He works on players with issues of tilt, anxiety, focus, confidence, motivation and learning discipline and control among other issues.
Gibson wrote after the session was completed:
“What happened in that session with Jared blew my mind right out of the water… My mind is still processing all that came out of it… There were definitely a lot of “Ah Ha!” moments along with some stark realities presented to me that really has me in such a better place. I don’t feel “cured” or anything like that – more than anything I think I’ve found a way to logically understand my feelings and understand why I came to them. You really have no idea how big a step that is.”
Part 2 of this video will be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, if you are curious to learn more about Jared Tendler, feel free to visit his site at http://www.JaredTendlerPoker.com.