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Mindfulness and Emotions in Sport (2021)

Fink, C., & Ruiz, M. C. (2021). Mindfulness and Emotions in Sport. In M. C. Ruiz, & C. Robazza (Eds.), Feelings in Sport : Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being (pp. 143-154). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003052012-16

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Fink, Cristina; Ruiz, Montse C.

Parent publication: Feelings in Sport : Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being

Parent publication editors: Ruiz, Montse C.; Robazza, Claudio

ISBN: 978-0-367-25381-3

eISBN: 978-1-003-05201-2

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 143-154

Number of pages in the book: 270

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: New York

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003052012-16

Publication open access: Not open

Publication channel open access:

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82893


Mindfulness involves awareness and acceptance of the inner feelings, including thoughts, emotional responses, and bodily sensations. Several mindfulness-based programmes have been developed and implemented in the context of sports. This chapter outlines the main components of mindfulness as well as the relationship with emotion regulation strategies, provides an overview of scientific literature on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions, and includes guidelines and practical examples for the use of mindfulness-based strategies in a high-performance setting. Research evidence has provided support for the use of mindfulness-based interventions to help athletes self-regulate and improve performance.

Keywords: sports; emotions; self-regulation (psychology); mindfulness; sport psychology

Contributing organizations

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 3

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