A Still Quiet Place for Athletes

Mindfulness Skills for Achieving Peak Performance and Finding Flow in Sports and Life

by Amy Saltzman,

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  • 9781684030217
  • 9781684030231
  • 9781684030224

Find flow and reach peak performance—in sports and in life. Based on the groundbreaking Still Quiet Place mindfulness program, this workbook provides practical, step-by-step exercises and skills to help you gain present-moment awareness and achieve your athletic goals.

Are you looking for unique ways to "get into the game"? To enhance your training and find focus? You aren’t alone. Increasingly, athletes and coaches—from amateur leagues to professional football champs to Olympic athletes—are incorporating mindfulness practices into their training. That’s because mindfulness can help you lower your stress levels, connect with the moment, and mentally bounce back after setbacks. So whether you're a sports enthusiast or a professional athlete, mindfulness can also help you deal with physical aspects of training, such as fatigue, aches, pains, injury, burnout, and exhaustion.

Written by holistic physician, mindfulness coach, and long-time athlete Amy Saltzman, this practical workbook offers mindfulness-based skills you can use any time throughout your athletic career, as well as in daily life. You’ll discover what the author fondly refers to as the “still quiet place,” and from the vantage point of that stillness, you’ll be able to observe your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations—before and during practice and competition, between events, after a miss or significant loss, or exhilarating win. You’ll also find skills for dealing effectively with teammates and coaches, as well as skills for coaching mindfully. A parents guide is also included. 

No matter what sport you play, 90 percent of performance is mental. With this workbook as your guide, you can use mindfulness to enhance your training, competitive performance, and your life beyond athletics.

  • New Harbinger Publications; March 2018
  • ISBN 9781684030231
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: A Still Quiet Place for Athletes
  • Author: Amy Saltzman; Jim Thompson (other)
  • Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781684030217
  • 9781684030231
  • 9781684030224

About The Author

Amy Saltzman, MD, is a longtime athlete, holistic physician, mindfulness coach, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, and occasional poet. Starting in junior high, Saltzman ;participated in and coached gymnastics; in college, she earned a spot as a walk-on varsity gymnast at Stanford University. Later she turned to competitive cycling, and has been a recreational athlete (cycling, running, yoga, and snowboarding) for years. She is the mother of one professional athlete and one performing artist.

She is recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the field of mindfulness for youth. She is founder and director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education; an inaugural and long-standing member of the steering committee for the Mindfulness in Education Network; and founding member of the Northern California Advisory Committee on Mindfulness.

As a mindfulness coach, Saltzman’s passion is supporting people of all ages in finding flow. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she provides holistic medical care and mindfulness coaching. She is available in person and via the web to offer introductory presentations, workshops, and eight-week courses to individuals and teams aspiring to enhance their performance in any domain. For more information, visit www.stillquietplace.com.

Foreword writer Jim Thompson is founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). PCA’s vision of youth sports as a Development Zone has attracted the support and involvement of many elite coaches, athletes, academics, and business leaders in this country. Thompson received the inaugural ETHOS Award from the Institute for Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE) in 2013, and now serves on the ISLE Board. He also serves on the faculty of Stanford University’s continuing studies program, where he teaches courses in coaching, leadership, sports, and spirituality.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781684030217
  • 9781684030231
  • 9781684030224