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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 editorsFink, Cristina; Ruiz, Montse C.

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

Parent publication editorsRuiz, Montse C.; Robazza, Claudio



Publication year2021

Pages range143-154

Number of pages in the book270


Place of PublicationNew York

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot 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.

Keywordssportsemotionsself-regulation (psychology)mindfulnesssport psychology

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating3

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