Title

Implementing a Brief Mindfulness Program: Two Consultants' Experience with a Soccer Team

Date of Award

5-2017

Document Type

Masters Project

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Jessica Bartley

First Committee Member

John Parker Tims

Keywords

Soccer, mindfulness, brief, intervention

Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to examine two consultants’ work with a division two men’s collegiate soccer team. Specifically, this study details their work with developing, implementing, and facilitating a brief mindfulness-based training program. The current case study reports the different aspects of the experience, including gaining entry, developing a plan, implementing a plan, and reflecting on the experience as a whole. The intervention program was loosely modeled after other mindfulness-based interventions, including the mindful sport performance enhancement (MSPE) program and the mindfulness meditation training for sport (MMTS) program. This study’s program focused on training and enhancing three abilities the authors believe to be central to performance in soccer: attention, awareness, and acceptance. The consultants’ effectiveness was evaluated through the use of formalized evaluations – as well as through conversations and observations throughout the season. In addition, the consultants utilized John’s model of reflection (1994) to report their personal feelings about the experience.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

21 pages.

Paper Method

Case Study

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