Mindfulness Programmes for Sports
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What we do
Knowing how to make an intuitive decision under pressure is just one of many attributes necessary to excel in competition. Our programmes share tools and techniques to increase mental agility and emotional awareness. A momentary lapse of concentration and the temporary overwhelm of emotions can inhibit the ability to stay present, leading to costly mistakes and even ‘failure’. Our Mindfulness programmes help sportspeople and athletes to remain calm, absorbed in the game and maintain unwavering focus, despite distracting thoughts, behaviours or unfavourable outcomes.
Mindfulness practices can help to build endurance and resilience, even outside of the game when dealing with pain, injuries and recovery. This is just one of the reasons why mindfulness coaching has become popular with leading athletes such as Michael Jordan, Lebron James and Novak Djokovic. – all world-class sportsmen in their respective fields.
How we do it
Our teachers are trained to deliver the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR, designed at the prestigious University of Massachusetts’ Medical Centre). Depending on specific requirements, we also create bespoke Mindfulness programmes that can be delivered to athletes and sportspeople, as well as their coaches and trainers. By training the coaches in mindfulness, they can prevent burnout and better manage stress and anxiety for themselves, as well as for those that they coach.
How you benefit
Based on our measurement and evaluation process, mindfulness in sports can improve performance demonstrably. Our programmes can create a competitive edge, unlike no other and help sports people like you to:
- Reduce the stress hormone cortisol to manage nerves and anxiety
- Increase the ability to remain “in the zone” despite external stimuli
- Improve physical, mental and emotional resiliency
- Create self-awareness and boost confidence
- Become more instinctive and make better choices
- Adapt and change to situations in the heat of the moment