UPDATE! PBS Inner Game Special Airs with Golf and Tennis DVD Release
DVDs ON SALE NOW with EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL OFFER! This one hour PBS special on The Inner Game was filmed this May and is now being broadcast nationwide on 350 + PBS stations. The special is composed of two half hour shows: Tennis, The Inner Game, and Golf, The Inner Game. In both episodes Tim Gallwey coaches a celebrity in the techniques of the Inner Game as applied to their sport. The results may surprise you! Keep a lookout for times of the broadcast in your local PBS TV Guide! To see what you’ll receive in exchange for your local PBS pledge,
The International Inner Game Coaching School was launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil last March and received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response. The four-day graduation Module will be held in California in January. The next school is planned to be held in the Spring of 2013 in Westlake Village, California. If you are interested in the possibility of attending the school or would like more information about the school,
When "The Inner Game of Tennis" was published in 1974, the book surpassed the expectations of both author and publisher by selling over one hundred times more copies than predicted and soon became a NY Times Best Seller. Today, in addition the six Inner Game books currently in print, there are limited quantities of signed limited edition hardcover copies of The Inner Game of Golf available. Also, don't miss the new PBS Inner Game DVD series that is now available.
“There is always an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing. How you play this game usually makes the difference between success and failure.”-Tim Gallwey
Inner Game at a Glance
In every human endeavor there are two arenas of engagement: the outer and the inner. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. The inner game takes place within the mind of the player and is played against such obstacles as fear, self-doubt, lapses in focus, and limiting concepts or assumptions. The inner game is played to overcome the self-imposed obstacles that prevent an individual or team from accessing their full potential.
In simple terms the game can be summarized in a formula: Performance = potential-interference, P=p-i. According to this formula, performance can be enhanced either by growing “p” potential or by decreasing “i,” interference.
Recent Association for Coaching Interview with Tim Gallwey
It is impossible to achieve mastery or satisfaction in any endeavor without first developing some degree of mastery of the relatively neglected skills of the inner game. Most of us have experienced days when our self-interference was at a minimum. Whether on a sports field, at work, or in some creative effort, we have all had moments in which our actions flowed from us with a kind of effortless excellence. Athletes have called this state, “playing in the zone.” Generally at these times our mind is quiet and focused. But whatever it’s called, when we’re there, we excel, we learn, and we enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately most of us have also experienced times when everything we do seems difficult. With minds filled with self-criticism, hesitation, and over-analysis, our actions were awkward, mis-timed, and ineffective. Obviously we all would prefer to have more of the first and less of the second.