I enjoy writing books on a variety of genres-some novels, while others represent Sport Psychology. Welcome to the new HANNAH series, the first novel being, HANNAH'S VISIONS, which will be out in print this coming summer, (2020). writer Scottsdale
With a doctorate in Psychology, I've always been a keen observer of people. My passion is to help and I've been fortunate to be able to help make a difference in people's lives. When people read my books, whether it be about Sport Psychology or my novels, they're helped in one way or another.
For example, in Sammy's Journey, the themes include a young child's feelings of abandonment, fears, helplessness and making life-altering changes. Another important theme is Sammy's resiliency and being able to undertake difficult changes in life. asthma author asthma medications These are themes that many people can relate to. As you read, you may be able to find new information that could prove helpful to you.
"Having trained in martial arts himself, Dr. Sterk has a very clear understanding of the martial arts mind. The techniques he uses are simple to apply, extremely effective and can be applied to all ages. Whether it's a student preparing for an upcoming belt test or a competition, Dr. Sterk has helped guide them on how to keep their mind sharp, confident and focused on the task at hand." Sensei Tyler Warren, Scottsdale Martial Arts Centerreal testimonials.
"Mental readiness is paramount in all sports, however, Sam Sterk tops them all in preparation for the martial arts."
Richard M. Aronson, Ed.D., Sports Psychologist
SAMMY'S JOURNEY is the real life story of this author, Sam Sterk.
Ten year old severly asthmatic and traumatized Samuel Mordechai Sterk leaves his family in Israel for a two year treatment in Denver, Colorado at the Jewish National Home for Asthmatic Children. There, face-to-face contact with his family was not allowed. It was known as a Parentdectomy. Samuel is separated from his parents and grandparents for two years. He'll learn English, make new friends and attend an American Elementary school. While a Psychologist gently peels away Sammy's defenses, he soon discovers that his cure is being away from his difficult family life, a frequent trigger to his acute asthma attacks. His courage, resiliency and willingness to make changes help him asthma medications become healthy but.....He reunites with his family but he is no longer the same Sammy. Enjoy reading on.
"For most asthma treating physicians the bias and emphasis is on the role of medication. Sammy's Journey is an inspiring reminder of the importance on non-medicinal intervention in the treatment of asthma such as environmentectomy and even parentectomy." writer surviving adversity, asthma
David H. Drachler, MD, FACP, FCCP
"What an inspirational story! It makes you feel for Sammy's Journey showing us we can get through difficult times ourselves and how to persevere; moving forward and not backward. This story provided hope."
Rebecca Tesar, B.S.P.A., RN
"Mental readiness is paramont in all sports, however, Sam Sterk tops them all in preparation for martial arts."
Richard M. Aronson, Ed.D.., Sports Psychologist
"Dr. Sam Sterk is a true professional in Sports Psychology and Hypnosis. Since working with Dr. Sterk, and as a martial artist, the techniques and methods for implementing focused training and positive outcomes in our academy have increased substantially. From positive self-talk methods, to the use of cue words during training and competition, Dr. Sterk methods are truly a force multiplier with regards to individual athletes, as well as for team building and cohesion for successful performance."
Jay Thorne, Martial Arts Instructor asthma author asthma medications Scottsdale
"Being a class A PGA Professional, I can teach the mechanics of the swing but there is more than that. I needed someone to get my students to the next level and to be mentally strong when they compete. Dr. Sterk was very knowledgeable and professional. His experience and expertise sets him apart from many others. I am very excited to have him work with me and my students."
Art Black, PGA, Director of Instruction, Supersition Springs Golf Club
"I've taken Dr. Sterk's class and was extremely impressed. With very little practice of his techniques, my first holes of golf I played I had 3 birdies in a row, simply by staying relaxed and focusing better. THIS WORKS!"
Bob Shuler, Head Golf Pro at Country Meadow Golf Club
Hannah's Visions won "Honorable Mention" at the 2017 Arizona Author's Association yearly literary contest. Winning this coveted honor was a huge testimonial about this up coming book.