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Melissa G. Hunt, James Rushton, Elyse Shenberger and Sarah Murayama

multiple sessions, more modern incarnations are typically much shorter and there are highly variable approaches in the clinical practice of teaching PMR as a relaxation strategy ( Field, 2009 ). Another potential strategy involves training athletes to engage in deep diaphragmatic breathing (DB). Slow DB

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Esther Casas, Arturo Justes and Carlos Calvo

activity by introducing different facilitators into the resting position in the following order: looking to the right side, diaphragmatic breathing, and looking to the right plus diaphragmatic breathing. The minimal RMS value obtained was used for the normalization. First, the DNS–certified physiotherapist

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Hannah Horris, Barton E. Anderson, R. Curtis Bay and Kellie C. Huxel Bliven

expansion (LRE), commonly referred to as “diaphragmatic breathing.” 10 , 12 The diaphragm also contributes significantly to postural stability through the regulation of intraabdominal pressure during inhalation. 2 , 9 , 13 Diaphragmatic breathing has been shown to contribute to improved core stability, 13

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Zachary C. Merz, Joanne E. Perry and Michael J. Ross

manual, AMT is described as a modification of previously-designed training by Suinn ( 1990 ) used to treat anxiety where the individual would learn to identify stress responses and apply various relaxation techniques. However, for the use of this treatment with PCS, diaphragmatic breathing was introduced

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David Cruz-Díaz, Kyung-Min Kim, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Marco Bergamin, Agustin Aibar-Almazán and Antonio Martínez-Amat

position at all times, while keeping good balance. Therefore, a semisquat position is usually maintained, with soft changes in the center of gravity from one leg to the other, and a focus on diaphragmatic breathing in coordination with the movements of legs, trunk, and arms. Finally, a 10-minute relaxation

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Craig A. Wrisberg and Johannes Raabe

diaphragmatic breathing accompanied by lower-body muscle relaxation. Then, over the next few weeks, he experimented with several possible focus cues before finally settling on “smooth and solid,” which he said depicted “the feel I want to have on each kick.” From then on, he included the breath and focus cue

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Claire-Marie Roberts

of VCD (e.g., Banez & Culbert, 2005 ) and, therefore, I anticipated she would be likely to respond to relaxation interventions such as progressive muscular relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing techniques ( Banez & Culbert, 2005 ). Consideration of appropriate interventions to tackle the “worry” or

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

, observe, proceed) was introduced as a way of practicing mindfulness in everyday life as well as on the field of play. Athletes were asked to practice mindfulness daily between MSPE sessions. Daily practice ranged in length from 2-minute diaphragmatic breathing exercises after the first session to the 40

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Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Marina Galante, Elena Gavrilova, Travis Loughran, Jesse Scott, Graig Chow, Christopher P. Plant and Daniel N. Allen

-controlled relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing, brainstorming potential solutions (e.g. I can ask him what he thinks will solve the problem, I can ask to meet after practice to work it out one-on-one), imagining successful performance of one or more of the selected options, and imagining positive consequences due to

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Paul R. Ashbrook, Andrew Gillham and Douglas Barba

some issues with the coaching staff. Focus was on competition preparation. Continued work on staying in the present and positive self-talk. Having some issues managing anxiety before tournaments. Walked through anxiety-management techniques (e.g., diaphragmatic breathing) and continued work on