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Elite By Rosemary A Johns


Rosemary A Johns is the USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of the #1 bestselling REBEL GODS, REBEL ACADEMY, and REBEL WEREWOLVES! Rosemary writes steamy romance, as well as rom-coms, with swoonworthy book boyfriends, enemies-to-lovers, and unique fantasy worlds that will become your next obsession. Visit Rosemary A Johns at rosemaryajohns.com




Elite by Rosemary A Johns



Choate Rosemary Hall (often known as Choate; /tʃoʊt/[3]) is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut, United States. Choate is currently ranked as the second best boarding school and third best private high school in America.[4] Founded in 1890, it took its present name and began a co-educational system with the 1971 merger of The Choate School for boys and Rosemary Hall for girls. It is part of the Eight Schools Association and the Ten Schools Admissions Organization. Its alumni include many members of the American political elite.


In other words, the idea of transcendence has to stop being thought of as some sort of dualism between the here and some very far away place outside of the cosmos. This is a dualism that very easily aligns itself with the dualism of mind and body, and male and female, and racial dualisms, and tends to identity God with a split off, elite male rationality while femaleness and lower races are identified with mindless matter. And this is not a transcendent God actually, but it is really the apex of a hierarchical system of domination and control. And this kind of God is in fact a captive to the justification of patriarchal domination.


Recent scientific literature in addition to increased media attention has highlighted the important role of mental health in elite athletes. Often defined by terms such as "mental toughness", athletes are now becoming more open to discussing the role of anxiety, depression and other psychologically distressing processes that are intertwined with their time both during and after elite sport. In line with this, recent international position statements regarding the mental health of athletes have been released. The current New Hypothesis article follows on from these statements and proposes that further work must be performed to better understand this aspect of elite sport in addition to developing sport-specific interventions for athletes, their families, and support staff. Furthermore, we propose that by better understanding and treating the mental health of elite athletes a follow-on effect may occur, whereby help-seeking in the general community will increase. In particular, young adults who were previously hesitant to seek help may take strength from this shift, maximizing the success of early intervention occurring.


The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time.


John Park (USAV IMPACT, CAP I and CAP II Certified) has helped coach Vienna Elite U12's thru 18's since 2010. Most recently, he was the Co-Head Coach of U15 Loudoun Team in 2017-18 season. He first began playing competitive volleyball while in high school at Choate Rosemary Hall in CT. He continued to play at the collegiate level, and during college and graduate school in Boston, he was a volleyball fanatic and competed in numerous indoor and outdoor tournaments throughout the East Coast.He was previously the Head JV Coach at The Madeira School from 2005 until 2013. Since then, Coach Park has chosen to focus exclusively on the growth of Vienna Elite Volleyball Club and is responsible for all facets of the operation of the club including player recruitment and development. He has been instrumental in helping Vienna Elite Volleyball Club become one of the top tier clubs in Northern Virginia and in the Region. Coach Park has been successful in helping numerous players with aspirations to play collegiate volleyball achieve their goals. He enjoys working with players who are driven, eager to learn and wish to advance their volleyball skills to higher levels. He is devoted to help all players reach their goals to play at the next level, whether it be in high school or to play in college. Contact: john.park@viennaelite.org


An internal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at the elite Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school found a four-decade pattern of abuse, including a dozen former teachers who sexually molested students, at least one case of rape and a catalogue of the "deeply disturbing experiences" of two dozen students.


For those who can afford it, boarding schools give students a greater chance at landing at an elite college, with many of these high-school level schools serving as "feeder schools" to some of the nation's most celebrated universities.


Though there is a rapidly developing evidence-base on mental health in elite athlete populations (Rice et al., 2016; Gouttebarge et al., 2019; Reardon et al., 2019; Küttel and Larsen, 2020; Poucher et al., 2021), mental ill-health can impact other individuals working within high-performance sport (Olusoga et al., 2009). Coaches also experience distinct sport-related stressors such as pressure to succeed, excessive work load, lack of job security, frequent travel, and isolation (Kim et al., 2020; Baldock et al., 2021; Hill et al., 2021), with rates of depression symptoms similar to the general population (Kim et al., 2020).


Existing guidelines, frameworks and toolkits are vitally important in building the capacity of elite sporting organizations to respond to mental health, but the broader influencing systems or ecological factors are not always considered and rarely addressed in detail. In order for elite sporting organizations to provide optimal mental health support to their athletes, coaches and support staff (e.g., sports medicine practitioners), consideration must be given to individual, contextual and systemic needs (Taylor et al., 2012; Rice et al., 2020b).


Since elite sports value mental toughness (and stoicism, to varying degrees), many individuals may feel reluctant to disclose their experiences of mental ill-health. Given that traditional organizational structures contribute to power imbalances within many sports, organizational processes and communications should be clearly led and supported via a top down approach, with ownership/governance, executive, and coaching staff all supporting a common goal of valuing the mental wellbeing of all individuals. To engage athletes and garner buy-in, any stigmatized narratives that surround mental health must be shifted. Stigma is one of the leading deterrents of help-seeking in elite sport (Gulliver et al., 2012; MacIntyre et al., 2017). Organizational efforts to normalize and validate mental health in elite sports are critical to reducing stigma and improving help-seeking behavior (Moesch et al., 2018). Leveraging openness may foster a non-judgemental environment where staff and athletes are able to engage in open discourse around mental health and wellbeing.


Lastly, leveraging social connection will promote feelings of relatedness in the elite sporting environment. Social support is among the most influential factors enhancing mental wellbeing in athletes (Küttel and Larsen, 2020; Purcell et al., 2020; Walton et al., 2021), while poor social connection is associated with low self-esteem, depressive symptoms and psychological distress (Baumeister and Leary, 1995; Gouttebarge et al., 2015). Within sports organizations, high quality, supportive relationships have been associated with several positive outcomes, including improved psychological health, adaption to stress and improved performance (Burns et al., 2019). Interestingly, Walton et al. (2021) demonstrated that athletes generally prioritize personal relationships outside sport for support, rather than turning to those within their sporting environment. While 7% of the elite athlete sample endorsed their sport psychologist as primary source of support, less than 2% selected their coach. Instead, friends, family, and partners were much more readily relied on as main sources of support for athletes. This may support the view that athletes do not feel sufficiently safe to disclose mental health concerns within sporting environments, and instead turn to trusted and reliable personal relationships.


Abuse or maltreatment occurs in elite sporting environments, and contributes to impaired mental health. This includes acts of neglect and/or physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and varying forms of bullying, harassment, exploitation, institutional maltreatment, and abuse or assault (Stirling, 2009). Central to the potential for athlete maltreatment (especially junior athletes) is the inherent power imbalance that exists between the athletes and those responsible for decisions that affect their careers, including selection, training priority and medical treatment. Coaches and support staff (including sports medicine practitioners) all hold positions of power and should be explicitly aware of the effect that this can have on athlete wellbeing.


Gorczynski et al. (2020) emphasized that mental health literacy interventions should be tailored to developmental, cultural, social and systemic considerations in elite sporting organizations (for example, factoring in age, type of sport and whether an individual or team sport). Athletes are likely to differ in their expression of poor mental wellbeing compared to the general population, and this needs to be incorporated into psychoeducation delivered by a skilled (e.g., experienced in elite sport) mental health clinician; for instance, differentiating burnout or overtraining from depression (Kreher and Schwartz, 2012). 041b061a72


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