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Rachel W. Thompson, Keith A. Kaufman, Lilian A. De Petrillo, Carol R. Glass, and Diane B. Arnkoff

The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the long-term effects of mindful sport performance enhancement (MSPE), a program designed to improve athletic performance and psychological aspects of sport. One-year follow-up assessments were conducted on archers, golfers, and long-distance runners (N = 25) who attended Kaufman, Glass, and Arnkoff’s (2009) and De Petrillo, Kaufman, Glass, and Arnkoff’s (2009) MSPE workshops. Across the athlete groups, participants reported significant increases in the ability to act with awareness (an aspect of trait mindfulness) and overall trait mindfulness from pretest to follow-up, along with significant decreases in task-related worries and task-irrelevant thoughts (both aspects of cognitive interference during sport). The long-distance runners exhibited significant improvement in their mile times from pretest to follow-up, with significant correlations between change in runners’ performance and trait variables. Results suggest that MSPE is a promising intervention associated with long-term changes in trait variables that may contribute to optimal athletic performance.

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Audrey G. Evers, Jessica A Somogie, Ian L. Wong, Jennifer D. Allen, and Adolfo G. Cuevas

, mindfulness-based interventions were found to be effective in improving symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety disorder ( Huang et al., 2018 ). Mindfulness-based interventions have emerged as promising strategies for alleviating the burden of stress in college students and student athletes

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Jenna Hussey, Robert Weinberg, and Arash Assar

to test the different attentional and anxiety theories or to examine the underlying mechanism in which perceived pressure influences the choking process; it was only to show that both attention and anxiety are key components I considered in choosing the intervention discussed herein (i.e., mindfulness

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Chih-Hsiang Yang and David E. Conroy

). These findings point to the need for preventive interventions to help older adults alleviate negative affect, improve well-being, and in turn sustain better mental and physical health. Engaging in regular physical activity and mindfulness practice have both been introduced as promising strategies to

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Justin A. Haegele, Chunxiao Li, and Wesley J. Wilson

process that is emerging as an important factor in forming and changing physical educators’ attitudes toward students with disabilities is mindfulness ( Li et al., 2019 ). Mindfulness can be described as the psychological process of bringing attention to the present moment without judgment and

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Aynollah Naderi, Fatemeh Shaabani, Hassan Gharayagh Zandi, Luís Calmeiro, and Britton W. Brewer

studies, interventions can be less effective. Despite the fact that research on mindfulness began in 1960s, the interest in mindfulness as an acute sport injury prevention strategy is recent ( Ivarsson, Johnson, Andersen, Fallby, & Altemyr, 2015 ; Ivarsson et al., 2017 ). Mindfulness is defined as an

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Kristen Lucas and E. Whitney G. Moore

Mindfulness-based interventions, such as the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), have shown mindfulness to be an effective intervention for treating psychological and physical symptoms of ill-being ( Gardner & Moore, 2012 ; Kabat-Zinn, 2003 ; Toneatto & Ngyuen, 2007 ). This

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Steven Love, Lee Kannis-Dymand, and Geoff P. Lovell

, enables the unification of action and experience. The concept of mindfulness may play such a role in facilitating flow. This is because high levels of awareness, attentional control and autotelic predispositions are key psychological factors for experiencing flow, and such factors can be developed through

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Fleur Pawsey, Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong, Göran Kenttä, and Katharina Näswall

-to-day basis and how it is associated with the recovery processes in order to understand more about how coach burnout can be prevented. More specifically, we examined the role of mindfulness, a psychological state that may act as an antidote to rumination and help facilitate better recovery. Mindfulness and

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Carol R. Glass, Claire A. Spears, Rokas Perskaudas, and Keith A. Kaufman

acceptance of unpleasant internal states ( Gardner & Moore, 2004 , 2007 ; Kaufman, Glass, & Arnkoff, 2009 ), which is a central tenet of mindfulness-based interventions. Mindfulness skills appear especially well-matched to sport performance enhancement. As Gordhamer ( 2014 ) contended, “The benefits of