Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport

This book brings together highly experienced practitioners and shares their working methods, exercises, and cases to inspire the sport psychology profession.

Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport

Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport

Mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Acceptance Commitment (MAC) are gaining momentum with sport psychology practitioners who work to support elite athletes. These acceptance-based, or third wave, cognitive behavioral approaches in sport psychology highlight that thought suppression and control techniques can trigger a metacognitive scanning process, and that excessive cognitive activity and task-irrelevant focus (self-focused attention such as trying to change thoughts) disrupts performance. Using this perspective, the aim of sport psychology interventions is not to help the athletes engage in the futile task of managing and controlling internal life. Rather, it suggests that sport psychology practitioners should work to increase athletes’ willingness to accept negative thoughts and emotions in pursuit of valued ends. Key aspects of such interventions include: teaching athletes to open up and accept, teaching athletes to mindfully engage in the present moment, and helping athletes formulate the values and engage in committed actions towards these values. The goal of Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport: How to Help Athletes Perform and Thrive under Pressure then is to provide students, researchers, practitioners, and coaches of sport psychology with practical guidance for implementing mindfulness and acceptance approaches in their work with athletes. This book brings together highly experienced practitioners and shares their working methods, exercises, and cases to inspire the sport psychology profession.

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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Kristoffer Henriksen, Jakob Hansen, Carsten Hvid Larsen
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-19 - Publisher: Routledge

Mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Acceptance Commitment (MAC) are gaining momentum with sport psychology practitioners who work to support elite athletes. These acceptance-based, or third wave, cognitive behavioral approaches in sport psychology highlight that thought suppression and control techniques can trigger a
ACT in Sport
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: JAMES. HUELSMANN HEGARTY (CHRISTOPH.), Christoph Huelsmann
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-04 - Publisher: Dark River

ACT in Sport is a practical workbook that provides a variety of simple strategies for athletes, sport psychologists, and coaches - regardless of their level of ability - for growing their skills, including mindfulness, acceptance, and defusion.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Joe Oliver, Richard Bennett
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

You are more than you think. With this evidence-based guide, you’ll learn to break free from the self-critical stories you’ve created about yourself, and develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance you need to reach your full potential. We all have stories we’ve created about ourselves—some of them positive and some of
The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Language: en
Pages: 714
Authors: Dieter Hackfort, Robert J. Schinke
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-14 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology integrates the topics of motor control, physical education, exercise, adventure, performance in sports, and the performing arts, in several important ways and contexts, drawing upon diverse cultural perspectives. More than 90 overarching topics have been systematically developed by internationally renowned experts
The Mindfulness-Informed Educator
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Jennifer Block-Lerner, LeeAnn Cardaciotto
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-10 - Publisher: Routledge

The Mindfulness-Informed Educator moves a growing body of evidence related to the efficacy of mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to the context of higher education, suggesting ways to foster psychological flexibility within and outside of the classroom. In the book, professionals across education and psychotherapy will find best practices for teaching,

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