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Running a Psyching Team: The introduction of mental support at endurance events in England

Meijen, Carla (2016) Running a Psyching Team: The introduction of mental support at endurance events in England. In: British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Cardiff, Wales., 12-13 Dec 2016, Cardiff, Wales. (Unpublished) (KAR id:61883)

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Abstract

Purpose: To share and reflect on setting up and running a ‘Psyching Team’, where mental support is provided to

Background: Participating in long-distance running events can be mentally demanding, particularly for first time

running events such as marathons. This is a concept that is developed and refined in America over the past 30 years,

team members, and helps to demystify sport psychology to those who do not normally have access to this service.

have been used, such as mantras and anchoring where participants draw on their positive experiences, will be

effectiveness of using brief, non-traditional interventions. In addition, areas of growth will be identified.

there are difficulties with evaluating the effectiveness, anecdotal evidence such as self-reported feedback points to

philosophy, identify funding sources, ensure that race directors are on board, understand clinical issues, and provide

training opportunities for psyching team members.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Speech)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: C. Meijen
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 08:50 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61883 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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