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, Goeran Kentta, 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.
This volume gives an overview of cutting-edge research on mindfulness and its practical applications for maximizing performance and personal well-being.
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).
'Mindfulness and Performance is an extremely comprehensive volume,
which summarizes the theoretical foundations, and scientific
research to date regarding how mindfulness training enhances
performance. It is a must read for professionals interested in
sharing mindfulness and supporting athletes, musicians, and others
in finding flow in sports and in life.' Amy Saltzman, author of
Still Quiet Place for Athletes: Transformational Mindfulness Skills
for Finding Flow in Sports and in Life
"Mindfulness and Performance is an extremely comprehensive volume, which summarizes the theoretical foundations, and scientific research to date regarding how mindfulness training enhances performance. It is a must read for professionals interested in the sharing mindfulness and supporting athletes, musicians, and others in finding flow in sports and in life." Amy Saltzman, author of Still Quiet Place for Athletes: Transformational Mindfulness Skills for Finding Flow in Sports and in Life