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Managing Performance Anxiety In Tennis

Author : Andrew Peden
ISBN : 9781425120801
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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If you worry before matches or feel anxious and tense on court, this book will give you the psychological tools to cope and play better tennis.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Tennis Brain

Author : Federico Di Carlo
ISBN : 9781524664732
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 23.30 MB
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Most times, tennis players and athletes in general finish the competition unhappy about their performances. They feel that the potential was there, but a hidden force prevented them from achieving a feel-good performance. Performances, however, are never usually black and white. Most times athletes feel as though they were going through flows, flash-in/flash-out phases. Falls during performance are conventionally defined slumps and are among the most hated between athletes, above all when they feel that the main reason for slumps is not due to technical, tactical, or athletic flash-outs but rather to the mental components of the sport activity. In The Tennis Brain, you will find the following: Journey inside the processes and functions of the human brain Find a neuroscientific-based evidence for theories on the mind and conscious processes Discover why the game of tennis is so prone to mind influences Understand how the mind processes influence tennis game-specific situations Learn how to synchronize brain, body, and mind for best tennis in match performance. Book Endorsements: This work by Federico Di Carlo is a cornerstone among the contemporary research on cognitive neuroscience. The reader is introduced to the exploration and a step by step understanding of the brain and mind mechanisms. Through a fascinating journey in the world of tennis, the author motivates the reader to discover and change wrong behaviours in a positive way. This is a complete manual, useful to both tennis professionals and fans, as well as to anyone aspiring to achieve better results in the game of life (Renzo Ardiccioni, associate professor of communication, Universit du Maine, France). Drawing upon a great number of studies as well as on the authors personal experience, Tennis Brain brings together neurosciences and tennis practice, challenging the readers to critically reconsider some of their habits and beliefs. Di Carlo summarises the extensive research produced in the last three decades and makes it accessible to a wider audience, bringing our understanding of key mental aspects of tennis out of the realm of empirical opinions and into the realm of science and knowledge. Tennis Brain can actually guide the readers to develop their own critical thinking and to learn to improve(Alessandro Bruinen Serio, PhD, founder of RISED [Research for Integrative and Sustainable Development]). Since the first time we met, I was really impressed with Di Carlo well founded opinion, genuine love and immense enthusiasm for a neuroscientific driven tennis which comes out from every single page of The Tennis Brain. Starting from a presentation of the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological assets of the mind, Federico Di Carlo uses the tennis court to change the tennis player mind to a positive thinking and correct competitive mentality. For scientific consistency, I compared my thinking on the book with other readers and I received a similar feedback. The Tennis Brain actually might represent a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience applied to sport coaching (Prof. Salvatore Guccione, Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania).
Category: Sports & Recreation

Performance Anxiety Strategies

Author : Casey McGrath
ISBN : 9781442271531
Genre : Music
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The authors present relevant and noteworthy research and insight into many therapies, including holistic, exposure, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and medicinal treatments. Each chapter features self-guided activities and journaling exercises, words of wisdom from established performing artists and athletes, and suggestions for music teachers.
Category: Music

Performance Psychology

Author : Markus Raab
ISBN : 9780128033913
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 42.88 MB
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This book integrates findings from across domains in performance psychology to focus on core research on what influences peak and non-peak performance. The book explores basic and applied research identifying cognition-action interactions, perception-cognition interactions, emotion-cognition interactions, and perception-action interactions. The book explores performance in sports, music, and the arts both for individuals and teams/groups, looking at the influence of cognition, perception, personality, motivation and drive, attention, stress, coaching, and age. This comprehensive work includes contributions from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia. Integrates research findings found across domains in performance psychology Includes research from sports, music, the arts, and other applied settings Identifies conflicts between cognition, action, perception, and emotion Explores influences on both individual and group/team performance Investigates what impacts peak performance and error production
Category: Psychology

Mental Health Challenges In Elite Sport Balancing Risk With Reward

Author : Tadhg Eoghan MacIntyre
ISBN : 9782889453832
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Elite sport typically provides obvious rewards in terms of recognition, finance and acclaim for athletic performance. Increasingly, we are becoming aware of the risks that elite athletes, their entourage, including families, sport-science support team and coaches are exposed to. Twelve original articles, seven commentaries and a corrigendum, are structured in a five chapter format. Chapter 1, comprising the Editorial, is titled “An Overview of Mental Health in Elite Sport: Changing the Play Book” to reflect the advocacy role of this article. Chapter 2 (“Finding the Sweet Spot”) amplifies the voice of key stakeholders across three qualitative studies with three additional commentaries. Quantitative evidence is presented in Chapter 3 which has the sub-title the “State of Play.” Chapter 4, entitled the “Field of Play”, includes three original publications which present contrasting conceptual approaches to guide researchers in hypothesis generation, formulation and implementation science. Finally, in Chapter 5, “Seeing the Ball Early”, prospective perspectives are provided in three publications reinforced by two commentaries. The future thinking ideas includes the use of virtual reality training, a broadening of the concept of mental health literacy, tackling stigma and focusing on the potential positive effect of the natural environment on well-being and recovery. To date the research topic has generated widespread in the field. For example, several articles have generated an Altmetric score above 40 with one publication meriting an Altmetric score of 102. We envisage that the impact of this e-book will not simply be measured in citations, views, downloads nor social media impact, but in the discourse that emerges from this collection of contributions from a combined total of 53 authors from across three continents. It is our hope that this e-book, providing a snapshot of global challenges for elite athletes mental health and well-being, becomes a touchstone for researchers and practitioners in the field.

The Sport Psych Handbook

Author : Shane M. Murphy
ISBN : 0736049045
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.43 MB
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The Sport Psych Handbook makes significant performance improvement possible through training the mind to parallel the body's enhanced development. Experts covering each facet of the mental game present research-based, field-tested approaches to enhance individual and team performance. More specifically, this comprehensive guide will give athletes breakthrough methods to do the following: optimize inner drive for training and competition; maintain emotional and mental control for unwavering focus; improve communication skills for better leadership and teamwork; and avoid and overcome slumps, injuries, and other challenges to a successful season.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Power Performance For Singers

Author : Shirlee Emmons
ISBN : 9780199880508
Genre : Music
File Size : 64.60 MB
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To perform well in today's highly competitive world where technical skills have been advanced to an unprecedented degree, a singer must be able to handle incredible pressure within the performing arena; his or her ability to deal with this stress will often determine whether he or she will succeed. Why, then, do singers with less technical skill sometimes out-perform stars? Why do some stars suddenly stop performing? What is that mysterious factor that makes an electric performance? Consistent, competent performances do not depend solely upon superior vocal skills, nor are they a matter of luck. On the contrary, the best performances result from a combination of mental attitude, concrete performing skills, and excellent technical skills in that order. Yet most singers have never had the opportunity to acquire the essential skills that make for a successful career. Written as a self-help manual for singers at all levels of expertise, Power Performance for Singers is designed to teach performing artists, and especially singers, how to experience elite performance at their level. The skills outlined in this book will help singers use what they have, to enjoy their voices during performance, and to perform consistently to the best of their present ability.
Category: Music

Mental Training For Peak Performance

Author : Steven Ungerleider
ISBN : UVA:X002720161
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Mental Training for Peak Performance teaches you that sweat isn't enough. "To play well, you have to learn to channel the emotions, both the highs and the very lows."--Pete Sampras, number-one ranked tennis player in 1994 "If you haven't done your mental homework in training, you don't have anything to fall back on when you face."--Margaret Groos, 1988 Olympic marathoner "If you can expect the unexpected, you can emotionally lick anyone."--Benji Durden, 1980- Olympic Marathon Team Before you can win on the track, court, links or slopes, you have to win in your head. Now, a top sports psychologist reveals the mental strategies champion athletes use to excel in a variety of sports, from cycling to downhill skiing, marathon running to mountain biking, golf to tennis. Includes strategies used by: Mark Plaatjes, 1993 world marathon champ Rebecca Twigg, winner of the 1993 World Cycling Championship Picabo Street, 1994 Olympic silver-medal skier Chuck Hoga, professional golfer and coach to Peter Jacobson, Johnny Miller, Ray Floyd, Mike Reid and Duffy Waldorf Janet Evans, four-time gold-medal Olympic swimmer Mike Pigg, number two-ranked triathlete in the world
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sports Coach

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ISBN : OSU:32435060935954
Genre : Athletics
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Category: Athletics

Group Leadership

Author : Richard Nelson-Jones
ISBN : 0534170102
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics