Stay in the moment, stay in the game! With this fun and engaging workbook for young athletes, you’ll find practical ways to cope with stress and improve your performance, no matter what sport you play.
If you’re like many other high school or college students, you probably feel pressure to perform at a high level—both in the classroom and on the field. Unfortunately, this pressure can cause lots of stress and anxiety. To make matters worse, you may find it difficult to effectively manage all of these demands on your time, energy, and health. This is where mindfulness can help.
Mindfulness allows you to stay present, focus, and be calm with your thoughts and emotions, no matter how stressful life gets. In Mindfulness for Student Athletes, you’ll find practical and tactical ways to cope with stress and anxiety in the moment, prevent stress in the future, and experience more satisfaction and enjoyment while playing sports. You’ll also find proven-effective tools to naturally enhance your performance.
The mindfulness skills outlined in this workbook will not only help you on the field—but in life as well. You’ll be able to take what you’ve learned and apply it to any situation, from job interviews to scoring a touchdown. What a gift to have!
About the Authors:
Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community for over a decade. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry who were not receiving relief or amelioration of their physical and psychological symptoms with the use of a multitude of other evidence-based practices. She is an expert and pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is author of Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens, to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides worldwide, intensive ten-week online trainings, and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on CNN, Reuters, and in The New York Times. For more information, visit her website atwww.stressedteens.com.
Mistakenly labeled learning disabled, Todd H. Corbin, CPC, grew up with extremely low self-esteem, causing years of devastating social and emotional impact. Now a mindfulness teacher, stress expert, motivational speaker, and certified coach, Todd speaks to and coaches business people and executives, salespeople, parents, teachers, students, and athletes on using mindful awareness to enhance performance and overcome stress and anxiety. Todd has been practicing and teaching mindfulness/meditation since 1994, integrating the most current research inneuroscience and optimal performance. He received formal training in mindfulness from some of the leading experts and programs in the field including: Daniel J. Siegel, Amy Saltzman, Gina Biegel, U Massachusetts Medical Center’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), mPEAK: Mindful Performance Enhancement, Awareness, and Knowledge from UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Todd also received extensive training in meditation directly from best-selling authors Deepak Chopra and Neale Donald Walsch. As a result, he created a mindfulness based curriculum for children and teens in 2003 based on their teachings and Todd’s own insights taught at the Chopra Center for Well-Being in Carlsbad, CA.