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Performance Psychology in Action : A Casebook for Working With Athletes, Performing Artists, Business Leaders, and Profession
Hays, Kate F. (Edt)
American Psychological Association / Hardcover / 2009-04-01 / 1433804433
Sport & Exercise Psychology / Toronto Authors
price: $68.95 (may be subject to change)
376 pages
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Expert athletes understand the mind–body connection. For years, they have learned mental skills from coaches, consultants, and other practitioners in order to optimize physical performance. Now, these same mental skills are being taught to a broad range of performers, such as dancers, actors, lawyers, surgeons, business leaders, and rescue workers. The resulting new field of performance psychology allows performers from a variety of fields to "get their head out of the way so that their body can do what it's trained to do."

In detail, this book shows the everyday practice of performance psychology. Case by case, the stories demonstrate how consultants have helped performers develop confidence, overcome mental blocks, manage emotions, and use preparation techniques such as imagery and positive self-talk in order to achieve the best possible mental state for performance.

The chapters blend theory and practice by integrating literature reviews with real-world applications, and they cover a wide range of performers, including athletes, performing artists, business leaders, and professionals in high-risk occupations. Extensive session transcripts are provided, including the consultants' thoughts and reactions throughout the session.

Engaging, nuanced, personal, and highly accessible, this book will help practitioners and students from a variety of fields explore performance psychology…in action.

--- from the publisher

Contents:

Foreword
—Fowler
Preface
Introduction
—Hays

I. Mental Attributes for Peak Performance
The "Canon" of Psychological Skills for Enhancing Performance
—Andersen
Emotional Intelligence
—McCann
Confidence
—Gould
Mental Preparation, Memorization, and Improvisation
—Foster, Lloyd, and Kamin

II. Performance Challenges
Performance Anxiety
—Hays
Audition Anxiety
—Grand
Working With Perfection
—Mainwaring
Competition
—Balague

III. Performance-Related Consequences
Eating Disorders
—Cogan
Isolation
—Murphy
Overtraining, Burnout, Injury, and Retirement
—Peterson

IV. The Consultant and the System
Adolescent Performers and the Family System
—Hankes
Team Leadership
—Weinberg
Hierarchical Public Safety Organizations
—Scalora

V. Conclusion
The Consultant as a Performer
—Brown

About the Editor:

Kate F. Hays, PhD, maintains an independent practice, The Performing Edge, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a specialized focus on performance enhancement for athletes, performing artists, and businesspeople. She earned her master's and doctorate from Boston University in 1971. In New Hampshire following her graduate training, she directed a community mental health center and subsequently developed an individual and group private practice.

Her research, writing, teaching, and practice, both in New Hampshire and, since 1997, in Toronto, has been directed toward the mental benefits of physical activity and the application of sport psychology techniques to other performance populations as well as athletes.

Dr. Hays is the author of Working It Out: Using Exercise in Psychotherapy; Move Your Body, Tone Your Mood; and (with co-author Charles H. Brown) You're On! Consulting for Peak Performance; and edited Integrating Exercise, Sports, Movement and Mind: Therapeutic Unity.

A former president of American Psychological Association's Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology, she is the recipient of its Bruce Ogilvie Award for Professional Practice.

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