Practising What We Preach: Self-Care as an Avenue for Effective Practice

Quartiroli, Alessandro, Hunter, Heather ORCID: 0000-0001-9863-2230 and Martin, Daniel R. F. (2022) Practising What We Preach: Self-Care as an Avenue for Effective Practice. In: Developing a Sport Psychology Consultancy Practice: A Toolkit for Students and Trainees. Routledge, New York, pp. 160-175. ISBN 9781003196280

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Sport psychology practitioners face unique challenges associated with the nature of their profession, resulting in potentially negative consequences to their personal and professional wellbeing. To engage in a positive professional experience, practitioners must learn how to face and overcome these challenges, by developing a clear understanding of their self-care needs and integrating effective self-care practices in their lives. Scholars have recently developed a sport psychology specific definition of Self-Care which forms the basis of the recommendations made in this chapter about why self-care is important for SPPs, how self-care works, why intended outcomes of self-care are important from the outset, the barriers sport psychology practitioners s may face, and practitioners may choose to develop and engage in a self-care plan.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport psychology; Practice
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2023 09:21
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 10:15

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