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 Psychology of Enhancing Human Performance
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP, Zella E. Moore, PsyD
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-30 - Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

The MAC approach developed by connecting the more traditional scientific knowledge base on human performance and self-regulation to more contemporary findings to do with meta-cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Written by the originators of the MAC model, this book will provide both the necessary theory, empirical background,
Mental Health in Elite Sport
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Carsten Hvid Larsen, Karin Moesch, Natalie Durand-Bush, Kristoffer Henriksen
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Mental Health in Elite Sport: Applied Perspectives from Across the Globe provides a focused, exhaustive overview of up-to-date mental health research, models, and approaches in elite sport to provide researchers, practitioners, coaches, and students with contemporary knowledge and strategies to address mental health in elite sport across a variety of
Endurance Performance in Sport
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Carla Meijen
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Athletes participating at all levels of endurance performance can relate to the impact of psychological factors. Whether it is motivation, self-belief, feeling nervous before a race, exercise-induced pain, sticking to a pacing strategy, or thoughts around what to focus on, there are a vast number of psychological factors which can

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