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.
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.