Rebound by Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma
Train your mind to bounce back stronger from sports injuries.
The book gives ample examples of injured sports persons bounce-back-story and the way they coped up during the rest and rehab time and why and how some people took longer and others bounced back earlier. It also talks about challenging circumstances and ways to regain control and take action.
Self talk, visualization, mental training.
15 essential skills of mental training – confidence, focus, goal-setting, motivation, stress management, attitude, communication, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, visualisation, discipline, generosity, mindfulness, psychological flexibility, resilience.
Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance
- Type and severity of the injury.
- Timing of the injury
- Your level of competition
- Your access to rehabilitation resources
- Your support system
- The nature of your interaction with healthcare team
- Visibility of injury
- Your history with injury
- The coping skills you have
- Your athletic identity
- Your history with stressors
- Your pain tolerance
Hardiness – commitment , control and challenge
Mental drills – obstacle to opportunity
How to get un-stuck?
- Problem based coping
- Emotion-focused coping
- Avoidance coping
- Support seeking coping
Stress balancers vs stress relievers
Perceived social support vs received social support
- Emotional support
- Tangible support
- Informational support
- Motivational support
USE CURIOSITY AS A CATALYST
The book has lot of mental drill exercises which can also be found at www.injuredathletesclub.com
The book had a very positive impact on me. There is much more than what i have outlined above. The book is a must read for injured athletes.