Book

Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement:

Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches

 The definitive resource on MSPE® includes: 

  • The complete MSPE protocol

  • ​Handouts and exercise scripts 

  • Case studies describing the journeys of an athlete and a coach through MSPE in their own words

  • Best-practice suggestions for MSPE participants and leaders

  • Research support and applications of MSPE to date

  • Future directions for MSPE in sport and other performance domains (e.g., music, dance, drama)

  • Reader-friendly description of the science behind MSPE and mindfulness in sport more broadly

  • And more...

 

"Congratulations to all on a marvelous book.  I trust it will have a large and enduring impact on the entire field of sport going forward."  

- Jon Kabat-Zinn, bestselling author and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society 

"This is a must-read for any coach who has talked to athletes about the importance of mental preparation but not known how to systematically go about teaching the skills required.  Coaches and athletes will benefit from the research and the practical exercises in this book." 

- Bruce Beall, former coach of the Harvard lightweight rowing team and member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team; Director of Rowing and Varsity Boys Coach, Bainbridge Island Rowing

"Attention, focus, and choice are foundational to the practice of mindfulness meditation and, as the authors of this unique book reveal, to the wider domain of sport.  Drawing on top-notch research and compelling personal accounts, their writing succeeds not only in making the case for mindfulness in sport, but also in elegantly conveying how it can contribute to optimal performance."

- Zindel V. Segal, co-author of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression; Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto - Scarborough

Order your copy of the book (available in paperback, hardcover, or Kindle) or contact us for more information.  Handouts and figures from the book are available on the APA Books companion website.

Also available, from APA Videos:

Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement in Practice

A demonstration of MSPE by Dr. Keith Kaufman with university golfers wanting to improve

their performance.  Order your DVD copy here.

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