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

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 captivate 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, at the University of Ottawa, Canada and with the City of St. Paul, MN, 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 sport psychology to the young, high school and collegiate athletes as well as professional and elite athletes sports. 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.

Injury As A Tool To Improve Performance

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.

Pain Elimination Cases
Without Drugs

Knee Pain-3 surgeries
A 46 yr old f/m client presented with severe knee pain w/limited ROM. Had 3 surgeries. Next step-replacement. Not recommended, patient too young. In one short session, the pain was gone, ROM-100%

Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Recently, a
client presented w/severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms. Finger on right hand bent, unable to straighten, a lot of expressed pain. After short session, patient had full ROM and no pain.

Back/Thigh Pain
*DrL told me I had 5 min to work w/his client's back/thigh pain. In 3-4 min. her pain was gone, w/o drugs or manipulation.


Winning Games: Baseball's New Moneyball

Opioid Epidemic

Reducing pain thus opioid use

Treatments for pain/injury management:
  1. "Incurable" conditions
  2. Non-responding conditions
  3. Unknown conditions

Reducing Healing Time

Athletes and non-athletes heal faster, safely than with just conventional standard medicine (CSM) and training methods

Dr. Petras' specialties
(see Testimonials page)
  1. Bone breaks [read "Healing bone breaks" cases below]
  2. Concussion symptom treatment
  3. Cancer pain



Cases show that it is possible to safely reduce the healing time for bone breaks.

Cases show that it is possible to safely reduce the healing time for bone breaks.

    1    Football player - broken left wrist. Physician removes cast in four vs six weeks because of rapid healing. Athlete returns to play in four weeks and catches TD pass. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EelhrOpQ-9Y>

    2    Swedish mental trainer had a two week old crack in the radial bone, left arm. After viewing a demonstration, he was pain-free and able to carry his luggage. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt47Vey9GYI>

    3    Soccer player - breaks radial bone. The bone is set at the Schwan’s USA Soccer Cup tournament clinic instead of the normal ER. Also PNPR™ <https://www.reliefforyou.com/page7.html> is utilized instead the generally recommended general and local anesthetic. Case published in Practical Pain Management Journal (Click on Journal icon to view article - <https://www.reliefforyou.com/page7.html>)

   4    X-rays indicated that an elderly patient had a broken toe. After a short PNPR™ session, the patient  was pain-free and danced, that evening, for nearly four hours on a concrete floor. (Patient testimonial letter available upon request)

5. Runner Hurts First Baseman-Multiple Injuries - Winning Games: Baseball’s New Moneyball. It’s not defensive alignments and applies to all sports. Article from The Hot Corner - V10 N2, pp 9-18.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/TheHotCorner/TheHotCornerSecondEdition.pdf

On Wednesday, June 23, while receiving a throw from third, the batter knocked the  first baseman unconscious. The first baseman received a broken wrist and a concussion with amnesia. He also cut his eyelid and brow both requiring stitches. Two days after his accident, June 25, the first baseman was taught PNPRTM to safely control his pain and speed his recovery. His pain immediately decreased. On June 29, his third session, he reviewed and practiced the PNPRTM techniques he had learned.

The next day, June 30, exactly one week after his injuries, the player saw his orthopedic surgeon. When the surgeon read the X-ray of his broken wrist, he asked if the injury was a year to one and a half years old. When told it was one week old, he could not believe it. The following week, two weeks after the wrist was broken, the orthopedic surgeon removed the player’s cast. He mentioned that he had never removed a cast earlier than six weeks before. “It was amazing,” he said.

6 Hand fracture -  Coach Sabala's Daughter:  While working on my plantar fasciitis with Dr. Petras, I mentioned that my 10 year old daughter broke her right hand, above her ring finger. After my third session, Dr. Petras had my daughter come into the room. She was experiencing considerable pain from the 2 day old break. After roughly 5 minutes, her pain was gone. At her next appointment with her orthopedic, she had no pain and the x-ray showed no fracture and they actually had to look at the previous x-ray to find where the break was. For the next 2 weeks, she never experienced pain. Her physician was surprised at the speed of her healing and released her at 3 weeks versus the normal 6-8 weeks. She is back to playing softball with no signs of discomfort. It was truly an amazing result of the services Dr. Petras can provide. By the way, the session was over-the-phone.

For A Presentation, Demonstration, Private Consult-Contact

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


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