Milton Shumsky, Ph.D.
EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS TEACH EACH PARTICIPANT TO:
- Use a simple three-minute exercise to release tension and conserve energy.
Learn how to breathe correctly to boost immunity to illness, fatigue, and distress, and to energize and revitalize one's mind and body.
- Resolve/prevent difficult situations or conflicts with difficult people.
- Give and receive criticism effectively as a supervisor, parent or coach.
- Become more aware of the image we each project and how our energy precedes our words.
- Establish rapport with and gain the confidence of employees, clients, and associates.
Project confidence while commanding respect.
- Give Powerful, winning presentations and maximize personal performance.
Although many of his clients request full-day and weekend workshops, Dr. Shumsky and his staff are also noted for
their ability to reach and involve an audience in a short period of time - as little as 1 1/2 to 2 hours - making them ideal speakers for luncheon or dinner meetings. Dr. Shumsky and his associates are also available to conduct workshops at:
- Corporate planning, sales, and/or training meetings.
- Executive retreats
- Spouse and/or family-related programs.
- Annual conventions and monthly associations meetings
- Special events such as company sponsored athletic events and outings
Programs are customized to meet the individual needs of each organization. Please call for more information and for a brief demonstration of a new and innovative approach to Human Energy
Conservation, Peak Performance and Stress Management.
MILTON SHUMSKY Ph.D.
Dr. Milt Shumsky draws upon forty years of experience as a clinical psychologist, sports psychologist, management consultant and
educator and brings an enthusiastic, unique, and creative approach to his audiences.
Currently president of Elan Institute for Effective Living, Inc. he has developed stress management programs for the U.S. Federal Job Corps, has taught graduate courses at Rutgers University and Kean College (NJ), and headed a national task force on stress management programs for the
Organization for a Healthy America. He is past president of Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy (currently a division of the American Psychological Association). Dr. Shumsky has worked with corporate executives and professional partnerships in team building. His work in the areas of Peak Performance and Stress management has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Self and New Body magazines, and other national media.
In addition to stress management, Dr. Shumsky and staff also offer workshops in assertiveness training for professionals, communication skills (establishing rapport with customers, staff and family), and how to speak your way to success by giving confident and fear free presentations.
Dr. Shumsky is on the staff of the Pascack Valley Hospital's Department of Sports Medicine in Westwood, NJ. This Department
has been recognized nationally for its excellence and was designated a regional center for the treatment of Olympic athletes by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Dr. Allan Levy, the Chief of the Department served as team physician with NY Football GiANTS since 1976 as well as team physician with the NJ Nets.
Dr. Shumsky has offered "sports clinics" for coaches, individual
athletes of all ages and in such diverse sports as tennis, baseball, bowling, football, golf as well as winter sports with both amateur and professional athletes. He has demonstrated his approach on both cable and national network programs which featured his work as a sports psychologist and has been credited by a college football coach for turning his team around, from a losing into a winning season.
EFFECTIVE PEAK PERFORMANCE & STRESS MANAGEMENT
NOT ANOTHER LECTURE ON STRESS
situations confront everyone every day - from losing a client to losing the car keys; from red lights to run-ins with a boss or spouse. In fact stress has become a national epidemic. Americans spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually on health care-much of it subsidized by employers - yet more than half the deaths in our country are attributable to stress related illnesses. Not surprisingly, stress-reduction workshops have proliferated, each promising to boost productivity and employee
morale, reduce absenteeism, and control costs. (What we need is a better link between stress and peak performance, and between the promises made and the results achieved).
STRESS OR PEAK PERFORMANCE?
TEN SECONDS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Studies show that the human mind and body react to stress triggers within 10 seconds. Most people respond with physical tension-tight jaws, shallow breathing, raised shoulders. Our thinking narrows. We rely on habit and are unable to see all the options available in response to stress. But there is another choice. By using those 10 seconds to practice a technique called "centering" we can mobilize our
resources, remaining calm, yet alert, energized,and able to see options that extend beyond "fight-or-flight" responses. The more stress-response options we have at our disposal, the more likely we are to achieve peak performance and realize our goals - to survive, to win, to make a sale, make a friend, or make a deal. Executives, employees, athletes, and parents have found Dr. Shumsky's strategies to be remarkably effective in keeping stress from becoming distress and to elicit the optimal
potential in conserving energy in each of us.
THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL:
LIVING AS A CENTERED INDIVIDUAL
Participants in Dr. Shumsky's unique experiential workshops learn first-hand how they create their own mental and physical stress and what they can do to respond to it positively. More than being passive listeners, workshop attendees are actively involved with structured experiences, role-playing, awareness activities, and an active feedback process. Hands-on involvement leads to more than an intellectual understanding of stress. They learn to alter habitual mental,
physical, and emotional responses at the moment stress occurs. They are also introduced to the art of centering-i.e. the ability to maintain one's composure in action - and are given the coaching and follow up tools they need to take these highly effective skills back to the workplace and the home.