Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dr. John Heil

American Psychological Association Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology held its Winter Board Meeting in Washington, DC led by President, John Heil.

John Heil, D.A., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, is both a clinical psychologist and sport psychologist- with a clinical practice focusing on pain and injury management, with a consulting practice in sport psychology, police and public safety. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, author of the Psychology of Sport Injury and numerous professional papers on sport, pain and injury. Dr. Heil is a lecturer in the University of Virginia Medical School Psychiatry Residency in Salem, and Instructor at the Roanoke City Police Academy.
Email:
jheil@psychhealthroanoke.com

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sport Psychology for Injured Athletes

Dr. John Heil received grant from Association for Applied Sport Psychology to develop an intervention program for injured athletes entitled: "A Self-Determination Psychological Intervention for Injured Collegiate Athletes”

The program will be conducted at the University of Utah - with Dr. Les Podlog & Dr. Tom Iriye


For information on the Psychology of Sport Injury;

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Players of Abusive Coaches are More Willing to Cheat

College athletes who have abusive coaches are more willing to cheat in order to win than players with more ethical coaches, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association and based on surveys from almost 20,000 student athletes at more than 600 colleges across the country.  

Published in the recent edition of: Sport,Exercise, and Performance Psychology








  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

YOGA FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND STRESS REDUCTION

                                                                          
Tues., July 8 – Tues., August 18                                                                 
$15 per session, if paid weekly -$90 prepaid for 7 sessions

Instructor:  Maureen G. Guelzow, Ph.D., LPC, Yoga Alliance Teacher

     Recent research has shown the practice of yoga to be beneficial for depression, anxiety, and stress reduction, as well as for other mental health conditions.  A weekly beginner’s yoga class focusing on breathing, asana practice, and relaxation to help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress will be offered at Psychological Health of Roanoke. The cost is $15 per session, and payment is required before each session.  After the second class, if you choose to continue, you will be obligated to attend and pay for the remaining classes. If you know you will miss a class because of vacation, you may make arrangements with the instructor prior to July 8th to miss a session without paying for the missed class.

Equipment:  Wear loose fitting gym clothing.  Bring a yoga mat and 2 bath towels.  Bring a light weight Blanket (or lap blanket) and light jacket.  If you have yoga blocks, please bring them but they are not required. 

https://www.yogaalliance.org/


Friday, June 27, 2014

CHAIR YOGA FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND STRESS REDUCTION

CHAIR YOGA FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND STRESS 
   Tues., July 8 - Tues., August 18

                    9:25 AM – 10:30 AM

   $15 per session, if paid weekly
   $90 prepaid for 7 sessions                                                                                                       
     
 Recent research has shown the practice of yoga to be beneficial for depression, anxiety, and stress reduction, as well as for other mental health conditions.  A weekly beginner’s chair yoga class focusing on breathing, asana practice, and relaxation to help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress will be offered at Psychological Health of Roanoke.  Chair yoga is designed for people who may have difficulty getting up and down off the mat but who are able to sit in a chair and stand behind a chair using the chair for support to practice yoga.  After the second class, if you choose to continue, you will be obligated to attend and pay for the remaining classes.  However, if you know you will miss a class because of vacation, you may make arrangements with the instructor prior to July 8th to miss a session without paying for the missed class. 

Instructor:  Maureen G. Guelzow, Ph.D., LPC, Yoga Alliance Teacher, 55 hours of training with Life Force Yoga for Mood.  

Equipment:  Wear loose fitting gym clothing.  Bring a yoga mat and 2 bath towels.  Bring a light weight jacket and a light blanket (or lap blanket).  If you have yoga blocks, please bring them but they are not required.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

25 Years for the Virginia Commonwealth Games

In 1990, the Roanoke Valley held its first Commonwealth Games — a series of Olympic-style competitions. Those first games included 29 sports and more than 4,400 athletes. Despite the initial success, no one was sure if the games would grow as the years progressed or if the Games organization, Virginia Amateur Sports, would survive. This summer the Games will host 60 events.



For the full Roanoke Times story including comments by PHR Clinician and Games Board member, John Heil, 






SARA

Psychological Health Roanoke Clinicians and Family support SARA
at  Roanoke's First Fridays

SARA of Roanoke is Sexual Assault Response Awareness.

Office: 540-345-7273 

24-hour Hotline: 540-981-9352

http://www.sararoanoke.org/



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May is Mental Health Month


Social Anxiety Disorders
 
More than 15 million American men and woman experience social anxiety disorder. Symptoms typically begin around age 13. Some 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report living with symptoms for 10 years or more before seeking help. Is this you or a loved one?