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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport


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1. Mindfulness and Acceptance Approaches: Do They Have a Place in Elite Sport? Kristoffer Henriksen, Peter Haberl, Amy Baltzell, Jakob Hansen, Daniel Birrer, and Carsten Hvid Larsen Section I: How to Work with the Key Processes of Mindfulness and Acceptance in Elite Sport 2. Helping Athletes Make Good Decisions through The Sport Lifeline and Functional Analysis Gustaf Reinebo, Kristoffer Henriksen and Tobias Lundgren 3. Helping Athletes Clarify their Values and Become Grounded in Their Sport Venture Carsten Hvid Larsen, Gustaf Reinebo and Tobias Lundgren 4. Helping Athletes be Present when Performing under Pressure Jakob Hansen and Peter Haberl 5. Helping Athletes Defuse and Accept: Thoughts and Emotions Are Not the Enemies Daniel Birrer, Greg Diment, and Olivier Schmid 6. Helping Athletes Commit to Action: Cold Feet, Crying Babies, and Early Morning Training Mark W. Aoyagi and Jessica D. Bartley Section II: Applied Cases, Good Examples and Consultant Struggles 7. Losing Motivation, Career Termination, Reboot and an Olympic Medal: Working with a Swimmer in the Year Leading up to the Olympics Carsten Hvid Larsen and Kristoffer Henriksen 8. Mindful of a New Role: An ACT Based Sport Psychology Course for Coaches Soren Svane Hoyer, Astrid Becker-Larsen, Jakob Hansen and Kristoffer Henriksen 9. Keeping your Eyes Closed and on the Ball: Mindfulness in Professional Sports in the United States Mark W. Aoyagi and Jonathan Fader 10. ACT for Adolescent Athletes: A Case Study with a Young Basketball Player Kristel Kiens and Carsten Hvid Larsen 11. Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement in Action: A Case Study with an Elite Football Academy Amy L. Spencer, Keith A. Kaufman, Carol R. Glass, and Timothy R. Pineau 12. Caught in the Trap of Trying to Repeat Success. Sport Psychology Support for the Swedish Men's Handball Team in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Johan Ekengren 13. Mindfulness-training in Professional Soccer Anders Meland 14. Nature as a Source to Gain Perspective and Experience Awe Anne Marte Pensgaard 15. Self-Compassion in Sport for Courage and Performance Amy Baltzell, Philip Ro thlin and Goeran Kentta 16. When Disaster Hits: Helping the Injured Athlete to Accept and Refocus John Baranoff and Renee Appaneal 17. East meets West: Mindfulness Intervention in Hong Kong Elite Sport Setting Hin Yue LI (Henry) and Ning SU 18. Taking our own Medicine: The Mindful Sport Psychology Practitioner in High Pressure Events Kristoffer Henriksen, Carsten Hvid Larsen, and Jakob Hansen

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Kristoffer Henriksen is an associate professor at the Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark, and a sport psychology practitioner in Team Denmark. Jakob Hansen is a full-time private performance consultant in sport, business, and other performance domains. From 2008 to 2018 he was a sport psychology practitioner in Team Denmark. Carsten Hvid Larsen is an associate teaching professor at the Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark, and sport psychology practitioner in Team Denmark.

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