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THE SURFER’ S MIND
The complete, practical guide to surf psychology

By Richard Bennett - Surf Psychologist

400 pages

480 SEK Inclusive post. 
OBS!!! SWEDEN ONLY

“Writing The Surfer’s Mind was a pure joy. I joined my passion for surfing and psychology. Completely absorbed in the nature, culture, psychology and spirituality of free surfing, competitive surfing, big wave riding and living the surfing life. Applied both experimental and experiential approaches to my research, knowledge and skill development. Gathered timeless words of wisdom from many of the world’s best surfers. Then lovingly wrote my book…

Along with sharing the inner secrets of high performance surfing, I also share ways to explore and cultivate deeper human values, such as gratitude, appreciation, acceptance, kindness, humility, relationships and unconditional love, which serve to illuminate the heart. I believe this is the reason The Surfer’s Mind has resonated so beautifully through and beyond the world of surfing…”

 Based on over three years of performance psychology research, personal consultation and in depth interviews with many of the world’s best surfers, The Surfer’s Mind is the complete, practical guide to tuning your mind and illuminating your heart for deeper enjoyment, enrichment and happiness in surfing and in life.

 The book includes:

- A basic approach to enhancing the core elements of surfing performance

- Effective strategies to fine tune key mental factors in your surfing performance

- Guidance on personal development through your connection with the ocean- Specialist sections on...

TUNING YOUR MIND

FREE SURFING

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

TEAM COMPETITION

BIG WAVE RIDING

PROFESSIONAL SURFING

SURF COACHING

THE SURFING LIFE

Plus words of inspiration and advice from more than 70 of the world's most successful surfers.

Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, CJ Hobgood, Taj Burrow, Tom Carroll, Mark Occhilupo, Sunny Garcia, Layne Beachley, Lisa Anderson, Sofia Mulanovich, Keala Kennelly, Shane Dorian, Ross Clarke-Jones, Dave Rastovich, Simon Anderson and Clyde Aikau

 Whatever your ability level, Whatever the challenge…

The Surfer’s Mind has helpful information and strategies for every surfer - from beginners to hardcore free surfers; from aspiring juniors to elite WCT athletes; from big wave enthusiasts to extreme big wave riders. There is even a section devoted to the maturing surfer as well as to parents, surf coaches, team managers and other sport professionals involved in surfer development.

Personal growth and enrichment through participation in surfing is also a central theme of The Surfer’s Mind and prime opportunites for personal development in all areas of surfing performance and life are presented for your own exploration.

 The Surfer’s Mind also includes...

- Revised text - latest information and research- Enhanced illustration section- Fine offset printing for an improved look and feel- Super strong section sewn binding- Timeless words of inspiration and advice from 70+ of the worlds best surfers

The Surfer’s Mind has been an entirely self-funded project, born simply from Richard's deep passion for surfing and psychology as well as the generous support of his ocean loving family.

Book Specifications

400 pages plus 16 page full colour photo section.

Height 234mm x Width 153mm x Thickness 24mm

ISBN: 9-780975-206409

CONTENTS

Preface
How to gain the most from this book

INTRODUCTION
The ultimate rush

PART ONE - CORE ELEMENTS OF SURFING PERFORMANCE

THE ALOHA SPIRIT
THE FOUR CORE ELEMENTS OF SURFING PERFORMANCE
- Mind
- Body
- Equipment
- Activity 1: Dream board record
- Ocean

PART TWO - TUNING YOUR MIND

YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION
- Awareness - Activity 2: Surf awareness form
- Responsibility - Activity 3: Controllables v uncontrollables list 
- Attitude
- Confidence and self belief
- Concentration and focus

YOUR INNER DRIVE
- Motivation
- Desire and will to achieve
- Positive persistence
- Courage
- Boredom
- the flip side

YOUR EMOTIONS
- About emotions
- Vigour
- Arousal

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES
- Openness
- Creativity - Activity Four: Manoeuvre review form
- Technical adaptability
- Visual search and selection
- Air sense - reach for the sky!

CREATING YOUR REALITY
- Preparation
- Decision making
- Assertiveness
- Coping ability

MENTAL STRATEGY QUIVER
- Goal setting - Activity 5:Goal list form; Activity 6: Goal achievement form
- Self talk
- Relaxation
- Mental imagery
- Surf preparation routine - Activity 7: Surf preparation routine form

PART THREE - TUNING YOUR SURFING

FREE SURFING
- The basis
- Tuning in to the ocean
- Style and self expression
- Progressing to the next level
- Keeping fresh and motivated
- Travel and adventure
- Maximising quality surf time
- Personal development

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION
- The challenge
- Competitive perspective and approach
- Personal foundation
- Tour campaign program
- Activity 8: Tour campaign summary
- Event preparation
- Competing
- Performance review - Activity 9: Heat review form
- Maintaining positive attitude, confidence and focus on tour 
- Tour campaign review - Activity 10: Tour campaign review
- Performance Anxiety- Fear of failure or success
- Performance slumps
- Burnout
- Personal development

TEAM COMPETITION
- The challenge
- Your role
- Your influence
- Team communication
- Managing team pressure
- The home team advantage
- Team leadership
- Personal development

BIG WAVE RIDING
- The extreme challenge
- Big wave fear
- Preparation - Activity 11: Big wave riding self evaluation
- Mental preparation
- Strategies to manage big wave fear 
- Personal development

PART FOUR - TUNING YOUR CAREER

PROFESSIONAL SURFING
- The challenge
- Turning pro
- General career path
- Career perspective
- Professional approach
- Getting started
- Sponsorship
- Managing the media
- Managing fame
- Maintaining your career
- Career transitions
- Retirement
- Personal development

PART FIVE - SURFER DEVELOPMENT

SURF COACHING 
- The challenge
- Your role
- The mastery environment
- Mind coaching
- Identifying mental strengths and areas of challenge
- Developing mental strengths and areas of challenge - Activity 12: Surfer profile chart
- Mind coaching for competition
- Mind coaching the surf team
- Personal development

PART SIX - RIDING THE WAVES OF LIFE

THE SURFING LIFE 
- The challenges
- Localism
- Anger in the line up
- Drugs and performance
- Injury prevention and recovery
- Managing crisis
- The maturing surfer
- Personal development

CONCLUSION
The ultimate journey

More info on: http://www.ompsychology.com/ 

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