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About Dr. Gary's Training Programs on Psychology

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” 

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor & Stoic Philosopher

Experienced traders and investors know that trading is 90% psychological.  Perhaps another way to think of this is that our experience of an event is about 10% what actually happens and 90% our reaction to it.  How we perceive, interpret, and respond to an event, e.g., a trading event, greatly depends on how we understand and relate to our internal state.  Our internal state includes our thoughts, emotions, and physiological sensations such as bodily tension and elevated blood pressure when trading the market.

Most of us ignore the 90% until it becomes problematic, and we try to suppress or control our internal state.  Does that work?  The answer is no because we cannot really control our internal state.  Paradoxically, controlling and suppressing our thoughts and emotions makes these unwanted thoughts and feelings more prominent.  Check your own experience and see if you have been successful in suppressing or controlling your thoughts and emotions.

Modern psychology understands this phenomenon and has developed new approaches to help traders and investors better manage their internal state.  Instead suppressing or controlling, we need to develop and build specific, trading-relevant mental skills and hone them so they can be applied effectively real-time.

Dr. Gary’s training programs on psychology combine the state of science from sport & human performance psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and general and clinical psychologies to help trading and investing professionals understand the mental side of trading, and to develop the mental skills needed for the unique emotional and mental challenges in trading.

What we teach in our training programs on psychology:

  • Thinking traps, why they are detrimental and how we can understand them and avoid them
  • Emotional hijacking & what skills we need to develop to overcome these emotional problems in trading
  • Psychological flexibility & how to apply to making the right decisions under pressure
  • High value actions in trading, and a process that keep you on the right track
  • Understand the triggers of stress, minimize the negative impact, and turn stress into motivation to improve the quality of your work and life

Benefit of our psychology training

Educate professional & individual traders to  understand what held them back & what caused them to struggle, what can be done, so as to achieve their goals in work & life


Understand Mental Blind Spots

To avoid thinking errors that trap us in trading & investment


Mininize Emotiona Struggles

So you can stick to your plan and make sound trading decisions


Reduce Stress & Focus on What Matters

Improve performance, relationship, health, work & life

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