About the Author

James A. Davis

Mr. Davis graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and received a Master of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He studied with the National Training Laboratory for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL) and has trained with Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

Mr. Davis conducted research on the stress of unemployment at the Polytechnic Institute of New York. With the Center for Regional Technology and under a grant from the New York Times he taught in New York City's alternative education program. At North Country Options (Arcata, California) he designed and implemented management training programs. He was a teaching associate at the Psychological Studies Institute (Palo Alto, California).

At the Ashland Institute for Hypnosis, Mr. Davis designed and conducted individual habit control programs with a focus on weight control. He presented stress management and smoking cessation workshops for the Humboldt County Health Department.

Mr. Davis has offered "finding your groove" workshops in a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, billiards, basketball, tennis, and professional dance.

Mr. Davis is the author of OKAY DON'T QUIT: How to Stop Smoking Without Quitting Cold Turkey. His work AN UFAIR ADVANTAGE: The Mental Part of Sports and Business established the groundwork for many of the techniques in Finding Your Groove. His latest on-line book is titled OUT OF OVERLOAD: A Guide for Technical Managers.

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