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Mindfulness and Performance

Mindfulness and Performance

by Amy L. Baltzell


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Incorporating the theoretical conceptualizations of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Ellen Langer, this volume illustrates how performers from a variety of disciplines - including sport, dance and music - can use mindfulness to achieve peak performance and improve personal well-being. Leading scholars in the field present cutting-edge research and outline their unique approach to mindfulness that is supported by both theory and practice. They provide an overview of current mindfulness-based manuals and programs used around the globe in countries such as the United States, China and Australia, exploring their effectiveness across cultures. Mindfulness and Performance will be a beneficial reference for practitioners, social and sport psychologists, coaches, athletes, teachers and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107427068
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Series: Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 572
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Amy L. Baltzell is Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling and Applied Human Development at Boston University, where she directs graduate training in sport psychology. Her publications include Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life (2011) and Whose Game Is It, Anyway?: A Guide to Helping your Child Get the Most from Sports, Organized by Age and Stage (with Richard D. Ginsburg and Stephen Durant, 2006).

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Mindfulness: History and Theoretical Understanding: 1. Mindfulness scholarship and interventions: a review Itai Ivtzan and Rona Hart; 2. Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and performance Zella E. Moore; 3. Self-compassion, distress tolerance, and mindfulness in performance Amy L. Baltzell; 4. Flow and mindfulness in performance Susan Jackson; 5. Peak performance: Langerian mindfulness and flow Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Elizabeth Ward and Ellen J. Langer; 6. Langerian mindfulness and liminal performing spaces Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi; Part II. Formal Mindfulness Interventions in Sport: 7. Scientific advancements of mindfulness- and acceptance-based models in sport psychology: a decade in time, a seismic shift in philosophy and practice Frank L. Gardner; 8. Mindful sport performance enhancement (MPSE): development and application Keith A. Kaufman, Carol R. Glass and Tim R. Pineau; 9. Mindfulness training in elite athletes: mPEAK with BMX cyclists Lori Haase, Göran Kenttä, Steven Hickman, Amy L. Baltzell and Martin Paulus; Part III. Mindfulness: Theory to Practice in Sport and Exercise: 10. Mindfulness and the Olympic athlete - a personal journey Peter Haberl; 11. Mindfulness training program for Chinese athletes and its effectiveness Gangyan Si, Cheuk-Hang Lo and Chunqing Zhang; 12. The mindful AFL player: engagement, mobile apps, and well-being Jo Mitchell and Craig Hassed; 13. Mindfulness and exercise Rebecca Sherlock-Shangraw and Vanessa Loverme Akhtar; 14. Mindfulness, eating, body, and performance Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle; Part IV. Mindfulness and the Performing Arts: 15. Langerian mindfulness and optimal performance Amy L. Baltzell and Trevor A. Cote; 16. Mindfulness and dancers Gene M. Moyle; 17. Attention, centering, and being mindful: medical specialties to the performing arts Patsy Tremayne and Ashlee Morgan; 18. Mindfulness in music Tim Patston; Part V. Mindfulness for Coaches, Practitioners, and Mentors: 19. Interpersonal mindfulness for athletic coaches and other performance professionals Joe Mannion and Mark Andersen; 20. Utilizing mindfulness strategies in mentoring and coaching socially vulnerable youth John McCarthy and Laura Hayden; 21. Awareness, self-awareness, and mindfulness: the application of theory to practice Burt Giges and Gerald Reid; Part VI. Future Directions: 22. The future of mindfulness and performance across disciplines Amy L. Baltzell and Josh Summers.

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