Recovery and Balance for Clients and Practitioners

Matthew Cuccaro, Junior Sports Corporation, USA

Theme: Life skills/learning strategies (includes coping)

Program ID: SYM-19

Presentation: October 4, 2013 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Room: Jasperwood


As practitioners we appreciate the time and dedication required for our clients to achieve peak performances. As individuals we must also appreciate the cost associated with this output. The work of Anders Ericsson highlights the need for 10 years and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to gain expertise and Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi points the attainment of flow states for total engagement and greater success in daily life. What is not so clearly articulated throughout some of this research are the costs and effort constraints associated with these effort-based strategies. A deeper exploration looks to expose these limitations to highlight the importance of recovery and balance in the life of both clients and practitioners striving to maximize human potential.

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