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

sessions of up to 40 minutes) and highly trained individuals (clinical psychologists) delivering the intervention. Other sources suggest using progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) as a simple and acceptable strategy for stress reduction in athletes ( Humphrey, Yow, & Bowden, 2000 ). PMR is the systematic

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

in addition to progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) techniques, representing the main significant modification. In accordance with this portion of the training manual, Trent underwent approximately one and a half sessions aimed at introducing these techniques. During the first half of our first

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Francesca Genoese, Shelby Baez and Johanna M. Hoch

exposure, and progressive muscle relaxation. 10 Additionally, there is sufficient evidence to support the use of mindfulness-based interventions for increasing mindfulness, managing negative emotions and perceived stress, and improving overall well-being. 21 These intervention strategies may be useful

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Joanne Perry, Ashley Hansen, Michael Ross, Taylor Montgomery and Jeremiah Weinstock

deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness, self-talk, and behavioral rehearsal ( Gould & Eklund, 2007 ; Hardy, Jones, & Gould, 1996 ; Landers, 1995 ; Vealey, 1988 , 2007 ; Weinberg & Comar, 1994 ). Given that psychological techniques often promote an awareness of internal

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Paul R. Ashbrook, Andrew Gillham and Douglas Barba

Participant 5 was to strengthen a variety of his mental skills, making them more consistent over time. Although the MST sessions included specific techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and reframing, there was also a focus on practice strategy and life balance. Participant 6 improved five of seven