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 Sport Psychology for Athletes: Consider Awareness Your Most Important Mental Tool
Language: en
Pages: 38
Authors: Colleen M. Hathaway, DC, Kristine M. Eiring, PhD
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Lulu.com

This book is an excellent resource for any athlete looking for a performance edge and a way to utilize mental tools. A simple read and an endless resource to help you tap into your inner awareness. Once you train your mind to be in the present moment your efficiency and
Mindfulness and Sport Psychology for Athletes: Consider Awareness Your Most Important Mental Tool
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Colleen M. Hathaway DC, Kristine M. Eiring PhD
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-12 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

This quick read book is an excellent resource for any athlete hoping to learn the basics of mindfulness and mental performance tools. A simple read and an endless resource to help you tap into your inner awareness. Once you train your mind to be in the present moment your efficiency
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
Mindfulness and Sport Psychology for Athletes
Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: Kristine M. Eiring, Colleen M. Hathaway DC
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-24 - Publisher: Balboa Press

This book is for athletes who want to build a strong mental practice as part of their overall training program. Many athletes understand that the mental aspects of training and competing are just as important as the physical aspects. The concepts in this book are designed for all athletes and
The Power of Mindfulness
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Amy Baltzell, Joshua Summers
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-01 - Publisher: Springer

This book offers both sport psychology practitioners and sport athletes a clear understanding of mindfulness to help athletes optimize sport performance. It provides a clear insight how sport athletes can learn to increase their ability to concentrate, be fully present during high pressure competition and how to effectively respond to

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