Mental Coach Jared Tendler, who specializes in poker, continues his session with PND’s own Sean Gibson. Tendler is a renown therapist who works with poker players (in addition to those in golf) and gets them on the right mental track to success.

If you missed it, be sure to watch the Jared Tendler Session Part 1 before watching this video.

Tendler works with players to focus on issues such as mental discipline and control, poker and life balancing, increasing session lengths or the number of tables you are playing, playing your “A” game and staying in “The Zone” on a consistent basis and dealing with variance and downswings. He also can assist people with confidence, focus, anxiety issues stemming from performance or a fear of failure at higher limits and of course, all issues with the dreaded “TILT” factor.

In this second part session with Gibson, Tendler analyzes some of the reasons why Gibson’s game has gone off track. There is significant discussion about realizing why expectations are way off, which weren’t set realistically to begin with. The disconnect between expectations (or lack of setting ones) with reality and a true range of possible outcomes was a huge issue that was dealt with during this session.

Jared Tendler is a coach at and has coached many mid and high stakes professionals, including Dusty “Leatherass” Schmidt, a PokerStars Team Online Pro. Schmidt thinks so highly of Tendler’s work that he wanted Tendler to add in a section in the book geared toward tilt control. The book, “Treat Your Poker Like a Business”, is sold online and has received positive reviews from industry experts and readers alike. Tendler is in process of writing his own book, the official details of which have yet to be announced.

Return tomorrow for the conclusion of this fascinating insight into what goes on during a mental coaching session.

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