ERIC Number: ED332115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Mentally Tough: The Power To Do Your Best.
McLaughlin, Peter J.; And Others
The principles of Mentally Tough were developed to help professional athletes to do their best each time they went out to play. This book brings these strategies to junior and senior high school students. The exercises and activities are intended to teach students how to control their energy level and emotional states so they can always perform their best. The principles of Mentally Tough cut across many disciplines: health, sports, science, critical thinking, life planning, and others. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 describes what is meant by mentally tough. Chapters in this part include "Performing,""The Ideal Performance State,""All The Drugs You'll Ever Need," and "Fueling Up." In this part, neurotransmitters and energy levels are described. Part 2 describes peak performance, and offers five tools for achieving that goal: breathing, exercise, food, laughing, and visualization. Suggestions are provided for using these tools to obtain desired energy levels. Part 3 describes how to put all of the previous concepts to work. Chapters in this part include one-minute rituals, motivation, and challenges. The book uses an adolescent-oriented style and language, and contains practical experiments for trying out the principles learned. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Methods, High School Students, High Schools, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Motivation Techniques, Performance Factors, Success
Pacific Mountain Private Industry Council, 2617-A 12th Court, S.W., Olympia, WA 98502-6045 ($7.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Mountain Private Industry Council, Olympia, WA.
Note: For teachers' guide see CG 023 374.