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A report on the evaluation of a breath workshop for stress management by sport psychology students

S Edwards, J Beale

Abstract


Breath control is a fundamental, learnable skill from which all other forms of psychological skills can develop through practice. Sportspersons, in particular, benefit from breath based psychological skills training, especially in the management of arousal and stress. This article reports on the evaluation of a brief experiential, breath workshop for stress management by sport psychology students. Despite its limitations, main findings indicated the effectiveness of the workshop in decreasing perceived stress and as initial experiential instruction for breath based psychological skills training.

Key words: Breath workshop, stress management, sport psychology.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajpherd.v17i3.71103
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