Mindfulness for the High Performance World

A Practical, Skill-Based Approach to Developing and Sustaining Mindfulness, Equanimity and Balance

  • C. Norman Coleman
  • Karolynn F. Coleman

Part of the Identity in a Changing World book series (ICW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 1-8
  3. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 19-27
  4. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 29-37
  5. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 39-50
  6. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 51-69
  7. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 71-90
  8. C. Norman Coleman, Karolynn F. Coleman
    Pages 91-108
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 109-130

About this book


Mindfulness for the High Performance World provides a unique approach to mindfulness training, built upon the principles of Buddhist philosophy written in line with the Dalai Lama’s description of meditation and mindfulness as “Science of the Mind”. This unique volume explores mindfulness as a learnable skill in context with the underpinnings of the teachings of Eastern psychology.

The authors, Norm, a physician, cancer researcher and triathlete and Karolynn, a psychotherapist, mindfulness meditation teacher and marathoner, live and work in a high-stress, high-expectation world. Their approach is rooted in an understanding that thoughts produce biochemical and physiological changes and provides a strategic framework to instruct an individual on how to categorize types of thoughts. After harnessing this ability, one is positioned to become both more aware of his or her thoughts as well as the specific patterns of sensations they produce, or Sentinel Sites℠. The awareness of what the mind is doing and the ability to interrupt a thought pattern and/or control the response almost instantly leads one to having a healthier life, improved relationships with others and better adaptability to one’s environment. Emphasizing the importance of physical activity and nutrition, the authors present a systematic approach for people who want to learn and incorporate mindfulness and transform how they live without having to divert their lives and careers. 

Offering itself as an accessible and skill-based introduction to the principles, practices, and benefits of mindfulness, Mindfulness for the High Performance World is a useful resource for students, athletes and professionals living and working in high-performance, high-stress environments and also for mindfulness practitioners seeking to deepen their skill level.


Dalai Lama’s Science of the Mind awareness of the workings of the mind strategies for interrupting a negative thought pattern physical activity and nutrition in integrating mindfulness systems-oriented approach to mindfulness overcoming a life unexamined Impermanence Understanding Eastern terms using Western concepts Mental and emotional cycles Awareness and equanimity in Mindfulness Vipassana Meditation Buddhist thought

Authors and affiliations

  • C. Norman Coleman
    • 1
  • Karolynn F. Coleman
    • 2
  1. 1.International Cancer Expert Corps, Inc.Chevy ChaseUSA
  2. 2.Private PracticeChevy ChaseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18581-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18582-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-7802
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-7810
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