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Pleasures of Small Motions: Mastering the Mental Game of Pocket Billiards
     

Pleasures of Small Motions: Mastering the Mental Game of Pocket Billiards

by Bob Fancher Ph.D., Robert Fancher
 

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Everyone who plays pool knows that it is "mostly mental," but the conventional wisdom about the mental game is about as accurate as the idea that the earth is flat. Until now, no one with any expertise on how the human mind works has bothered to write about pool. In Pleasures of Small Motions, Bob Fancher, a psychotherapist and pool columnist, breaks new ground by

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Everyone who plays pool knows that it is "mostly mental," but the conventional wisdom about the mental game is about as accurate as the idea that the earth is flat. Until now, no one with any expertise on how the human mind works has bothered to write about pool. In Pleasures of Small Motions, Bob Fancher, a psychotherapist and pool columnist, breaks new ground by applying good science to the mental game of billiards.This book does for pool what Timothy Gallwey's bestselling "The Inner Game" books did for golf and tennis. Fancher explains how the conscious and unconscious mind work together, prescribes drills to help players improve, advises on mastering emotion and developing rhythm, explains the difference between concentration and focus, and gives invaluable insight on competitive play. (6 x 9, 160 pages, illustrations) Bob Fancher's column, "Dr. Bob, Pool Shrink," appears monthly in The American Cueist. He earned his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University and practiced psychotherapy in New York for fourteen years. His acclaimed book Cultures of Healing has been used in classes at Columbia University, Princeton, and many other schools, and is writing has appeared in The Washington Post and other publications. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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"Nothing better. . . has ever been done on pool's mental game.' --George Fels, Billiards Digest

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ISBN-13:
9781585745395
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
363,509
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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