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Your Performing Edge: The Complete Mind-Body Guide for Excellence in Sports, Health and Life -- Revised and Updated Third Edition / Edition 3

Your Performing Edge: The Complete Mind-Body Guide for Excellence in Sports, Health and Life -- Revised and Updated Third Edition / Edition 3

by JoAnn Ph.D. Dahlkoetter


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This step-by-step training program contains the latest on mind-body performance to help you achieve major breakthroughs in sports, health, business, and life. Features hundreds of practical tools and tips on focusing, building confidence, handling slumps, and overcoming performance anxiety as well as over 50 proven training exercises. This book is receiving substantial national media attention with articles and excerpts on ABCTV and in USA Today, Shape Magazine, Runner's World, Triathlete Magazine, and the San Francisco Examiner. Discover the winning strategies of the world's greatest athletes including personal interviews with Lance Armstrong, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Dan O'Brien, and many Olympic gold medalists.

Author Biography: JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Ph.D., medical staff member at Stanford University Medical Center, is an internationally recognized performance consultant and world-class athlete.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970407979
Publisher: Pulgas Ridge Press
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I.Winning is a State of Mind
1.Discover Your True Potential17
2.Performing Edge Principles25
3.Creating an Inner Desire33
4.An Inside View of the Olympics41
II.Essential Tools of the Trade
5.Mindfulness: Conscious Breathing and Relaxation55
6.Virtual Workouts: Using Positive Imagery63
7.Language for Success: Creative Affirmations75
8.Visionary Goals: Tools for Motivation83
III.Your Performing Edge Mindset
9.Building Your Confidence and Self-Image93
10.Concentration: Focusing Your Energies103
11.Belief in Yourself: Managing Your Inner Critic109
12.Meditation: Training Stillness in the Mind117
IV.Olympic Thinking
13.Understanding Performance Anxiety129
14.Dealing with Pain and Negative Energy137
15.Embracing the Challenge143
16.Lessons in Excellence: Losing and Learning153
17.Preventing Performance Slumps, Injuries, & Burnout165
V.Obstacles as Vehicles for Healing
18.Listening to the Wisdom of the Body179
19.Healing Mental and Physical Wounds187
20.Managing Difficult Emotions197
21.Active Women: Body Image and Weight Issues203
VI.Finding Meaning in Your Pursuits
22.Creating Balance in Your Life215
23.Nutrition for Optimal Performance221
24.Attitude Adjustment in the Aging Process229
25Putting Performance in Perspective: Positive Coaching237
26.Sports as a Metaphor for Life249
About the Author257
Resources for Performance258

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