Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.

Sports Psychology, Pain Doctor, Hypnosis, Concussion Treatment
Sports Psychology, Pain Doctor, Hypnosis, Concussion Treatment


Dr. Raymond J. Petras is a highly respected and sought-after sports psychology consultant, mental trainer, pain management doctor and injury specialist and self-hypnosis expert. His demonstrations during lectures and seminars captivates the audience.

Dr. Petras provides sports psychology and mental training, using self-hypnosis and other techniques, to individuals, athletes, sport teams, coaches, business professionals and others. These athletes, sports teams and organizations utilize Dr. Petras’ techniques to achieve peak performance, change behavior, control weight and smoking, safely eliminate pain and speed healing.

Dr. Petras is the developer of a highly effective, non-invasive, cutting-edge injury, pain management technique called PsychoNeuro Pain Response™ (PNPR™) also called Talking Away Pain™ (TAP™). Research studies confirm that the PNPR™ technique is safe, able to reduce healing time and improve functionality. In working with concussion symptoms, Dr. Petras has observed that the PNPR™ technique is safe and effective.

For over 26 years, Dr. Petras has taught the young, high school and collegiate athletes as well as professional and elite athletes sports psychology. Some of the sports represented include NBA, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NFL, USA Track & Field, USA Archery, USA Alpine Skiing, USA Speed Skating, Hockey (Canadian Major Jr, Italian National/Olympic Team) and more.

Dr. Petras is the former Sports Medicine and Development Chair for USATF/MN, a valued pain management doctor for Schwan’s USA Soccer Cup and various World Cup Speed Skating events.

Dr. Petras’ technique for teaching sports psychology for peak performance includes a unique twist. When an athlete is injured he uses the injury and pain as a tool to enhance performance.

Although Dr. Petras resides in Scottsdale, Arizona he consults with individuals, athletes, coaches, teams and organizations from all over the USA and world. He is a pioneer in tele-sports psychology and tele-health for athletes. Much of Dr. Petras’ work maybe undertaken over-the-phone. Of course, this is of great benefit to athletes who travel extensively.

39th Annual AzATA Winter Symposium
January 23-24, 2016
Presentation by Dr. Raymond J. Petras, 1/23/16, 8:30-9:30 AM
4 Steps to Enhanced Injury Management


Helping Parents Heal-Loss of a child
Presentation by Dr. Raymond J. Petras, Sunday 2/21/16, 1-3 PM

For A Presentation, Demonstration, Private Consult-Contact

Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.
Sports Psychology, Pain Doctor, Hypnosis
P.O. Box 5295
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-5295

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