TitleImplementing Self-compassion Strategies with Female College Gymnasts
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRodriguez, M, Ebbeck, V
JournalJournal of Sport Psychology in Action
Pagination44 - 53
Date Published02/2015

This article describes practical strategies that can be used to infuse self-compassion into practice and competition. While the target audience is women's gymnastic coaches, the concepts that are discussed have relevance for coaches, educators, and practitioners in an array of sport and physical activity settings. Strategies are described and then a brief critique is provided of the benefits as well as challenges of each activity from a coach's perspective. The aim is to present self-compassion as a multifaceted psychological construct that is a valuable, albeit underutilized, tool for coaches and athletes seeking optimal performance as well as personal well being.

Short TitleJournal of Sport Psychology in Action