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| THE LISTS |
You’ll find a growing list of books I’ve read and recommend as well as full-text articles I’ve written, categorized by interests below (Everyone, Athletes, Coaches & Parents, Performing Artists, Entrepreneurs & Executive, Psychology Professionals & Enthusiasts). All of my articles are enhanced to better serve you with embedded web links, bookmarks, and my own personal voice introduction. Join the AllWorld.Newsletter and AllWorld.ActionWire to be notified when I add new books and articles to these lists. Because performance and well-being are not mutually exclusive, selections addressing both areas are included.

I’ve compiled all of these books into an Amazon.com Reading List for your convenience. You can also view my Amazon.com Hodgepodge List of books that have piqued my interest or have been recommended to me, but I have not read yet. I will be striving to add lay books that I find corroborate with the research and theory (e.g., see the Psychology Professional & Enthusiast section) that have been so important in my training.
| BEYOND BOOKS |
If you’re struggling despite reading good advice, remember books may not be adequate or efficient substitutes for collaboration. We all have our blind spots and wouldn’t, for example, substitute books for a coach, instructor, or mentor. My studies would have been insufficient without my own team of mentors, who continue to play an invaluable role in my life, too.

[Let me briefly acknowledge a potential elephant in the reading room: religious and “religious-sounding” books. The importance of religion in the lives and performances of sportspeople, artists, and businesspeople varies along a wide spectrum. In collaboration, all religious beliefs are handled like any other beliefs: openly, nonjudgmentally, and confidentially, if and when you want to discuss them. I mention religious-sounding books because Buddhist psychology and mindfulness are hot areas in psychological and medical research and are not usually discussed as religious faith. My only agenda is striving to help you reach or maintain excellence and well-being, not to push a worldview.  If you know of good performance and well-being oriented books with religious (or nonreligious) worldviews (e.g., I could use some Jewish and Islamic suggestions), or have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly. The presence of a book on any list, of course, does not mean I agree with every concept presented.]

| EVERYONE |
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Saying yes to life (even the hard parts) (Ezra Bayda)
The relaxation response (Herbert Benson & Miriam Z. Klipper)
The anxiety & phobia workbook (Edmund Bourne)
Beyond anxiety & phobia: A step-by-step guide to lifetime recovery (Edmund Bourne)
The alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
Major in success:  Make college easier, fire up your dreams, & get a great job (P. Combs & J. Canfield)
The seven habits of highly effective people (Stephen Covey)
Journey of awakening: A meditator’s guidebook (Ram Dass)
Going on being (Mark Epstein)
Going to pieces without falling apart (Mark Epstein)
Open to desire (Mark Epstein)
Thoughts without a thinker (Mark Epstein)
Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ (Daniel Goleman)
After the ecstasy, the laundry: How the heart grows wise on the spiritual path (Jack Kornfield)
Sport psychology: What it is, what it isn’t, and how it may help (Joe Mannion)
The snow leopard (Peter Matthiessen)
In pursuit of excellence (Terry Orlick)
The gift of therapy:  An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients (Irvin Yalom)

| ATHLETES |
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Sport psychology library: Triathlon (Joe Baker & Whitney Sedgwick)
Sport psychology library: Basketball (Dale Brown & Kevin Burke)
Sport psychology library: Gymnastics (Karen D. Cogan & Peter Vidmar)
Sport psychology library: Bowling (Eric S. Lasser, Fred Borden, & Jeri Edwards)
When it hurts too bad to play: The psychology of injury and rehab (Joe Mannion)
Performance anxiety and arousal (Joe Mannion)
Sport psychology library: Tennis (Judy L. Van Raalte & Carrie Silver-Bernstein)
Overtraining athletes: Personal journeys in sport (Sean Richardson, Mark Andersen, & Tony Morris)
Inspirational athletes:  Jim MacLaren, Team Hoyt, & Rudy Garcia-Tolson
If you meet the Buddha on the football field – tackle him! [Mark Andersen & Joe Mannion (2011). In D. Gilbourne & M. B. Andersen (editors), Critical essays in sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics]

| COACHES & PARENTS |
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Sport psychology library: Triathlon (Joe Baker & Whitney Sedgwick)
Coaches and parents may find information included for them to be valuable in this sport-specific sport psychology book. These selections are all the books in the series at the time of this writing.
Sport psychology library: Basketball (Dale Brown & Kevin Burke)
Coaches and parents may find information included for them to be valuable in this sport-specific sport psychology book. These selections are all the books in the series at the time of this writing.
Sport psychology library: Gymnastics (Karen D. Cogan & Peter Vidmar)
Coaches and parents may find information included for them to be valuable in this sport-specific sport psychology book. These selections are all the books in the series at the time of this writing.
Sport psychology library: Bowling (Eric S. Lasser, Fred Borden, & Jeri Edwards)
Coaches and parents may find information included for them to be valuable in this sport-specific sport psychology book. These selections are all the books in the series at the time of this writing.
Straight talk about children and sport: Advice for parents, coaches, and teachers (Janet Leblanc)
I love this book and its format. A series of basic youth sport questions are asked and answered by exercise physiologists, orthopedic surgeons, coaches, sport psychologists, and more. Straightforward and practical, I really wish the publishers would print a second, updated edition.
Raising healthy child athletes: The “good-enough” coach and parent (Joe Mannion)
Written for a triathlon and fitness magazine, this article explores some of the healthy reasons we involve kids in sport (e.g., character development), how those goals are sometimes subverted (e.g., coach abuse, parental outbursts), and possible reasons adults act out in the youth sport environment (e.g., unfulfilled sporting pasts). A model by Harvard graduated psychiatrist Mark Epstein is then adapted for guiding optimal youth sport coaching and parenting. It also includes statistics and references and is enhanced with web links, convenient bookmarks, and a voice introduction.
When it hurts too bad to play: The psychology of injury and rehab (Joe Mannion)
Written for a triathlon and fitness magazine, this article explores potential psychological precursors to injury (e.g., distraction), common reactions to injury (e.g., anger, depression), and psychological factors (e.g., imagery, social support) that can enhance and expedite physical and emotional recovery. It also includes statistics and case examples and is enhanced with web links, convenient bookmarks, and a voice introduction.
The cheers and the tears: A healthy alternative to the dark side of youth sports today (Shane Murphy)
Shane is the former head of sport psychology at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado and, in this book, explores the complex realities of youth sport: the appropriateness of competition at different ages, injury, practice structure, steroid use, emotional fallout for children and for parents, and more.
Sport psychology library: Tennis (Judy L. Van Raalte & Carrie Silver-Bernstein)
Coaches and parents may find information included for them to be valuable in this sport-specific sport psychology book. These selections are all the books in the series at the time of this writing.
Overtraining athletes: Personal journeys in sport (Sean Richardson, Mark Andersen, & Tony Morris)
Sean is an amazing sport and performance psychologist who understands overtraining first hand: he missed rowing for Canada in two Olympics due to injury. This work explores the pressures that drive athletes to train over the brink, hurting themselves physically and mentally. Sean’s book covers concepts of overtraining, a variety of expert perspectives, and a number of athletes’ personal experiences.
If you meet the Buddha on the football field – tackle him! [Mark Andersen & Joe Mannion (2011). In D. Gilbourne & M. B. Andersen (editors), Critical essays in sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics]
Some sport and performance psychology techniques have gone unchallenged despite sometimes disappointing research findings. In this chapter, I had the opportunity to explore mindfulness and Buddhist psychology concepts in the lives and performances of athletes and in the training of sport psychology graduate students with a leading professor. Available at Human Kinetics and Amazon.

| PERFORMING ARTISTS |
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Audition success (Don Greene)
When it hurts too bad to play: The psychology of injury and rehab (Joe Mannion)
Performance anxiety and arousal (Joe Mannion)
Overtraining athletes: Personal journeys in sport (Sean Richardson, Mark Andersen, & Tony Morris)
If you meet the Buddha on the football field – tackle him! [Mark Andersen & Joe Mannion (2011). In D. Gilbourne & M. B. Andersen (editors), Critical essays in sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics]

| ENTREPRENEURS & EXECUTIVES |
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The seven habits of highly effective people (Stephen Covey)
Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ (Daniel Goleman)
Young millionaires: Inspiring stories to ignite your entrepreneurial dreams (Rieva Lesonsky)
Performance anxiety and arousal (Joe Mannion)
Raising healthy child athletes: The “good-enough” coach and parent (Joe Mannion)
The millionaire mind (Thomas J. Stanley)
How to build a unique brand in the consulting profession (Alan Weiss)
Million dollar consulting (Alan Weiss)
Money talks: How to make a million as a speaker (Alan Weiss)
Value-based fees: How to charge and get what you’re worth (Alan Weiss)

| PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONALS & ENTHUSIASTS |
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Doing sport psychology (Mark Andersen, editor)
Sport psychology in practice (Mark Andersen, editor)
Doing psychotherapy (Michael Franz Basch)
Understanding psychotherapy: The science behind the art (Michael Franz Basch)
The mind’s fate: A psychiatrist looks at his profession – 30 years of writings (Robert Coles)
Thoughts without a thinker (Mark Epstein)
Psychotherapy without the self (Mark Epstein)
Going on being (Mark Epstein)
Going to pieces without falling apart (Mark Epstein)
Open to desire (Mark Epstein)
Man’s search for meaning (Viktor Frankl)
New introductory lectures on psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud)
Overtraining athletes: Personal journeys in sport (Sean Richardson, Mark Andersen, & Tony Morris)
The gift of therapy:  An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients (Irvin Yalom)
Penguin psychology dictionary
Critical essays in sport psychology [David Gilbourne & Mark Andersen (editors); checkout our (Andersen & Mannion) chapter: If you meet the Buddha on the football field – tackle him!]

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