mPEAK Intensive Mindfulness Training for Athletes and High Performers

WHAT DOES THE mPEAK Training Weekend INVOLVE?

The mPEAK program was developed by Dr. Amy Salzman MD and Peter Kirchmer a mindfulness expert specifically for athletes and high performers.

While the curriculum can be tailored for specific settings, teams and organizations, the basic mPEAK program is formulated as a 3-day intensive followed by 6 weeks of virtual integration sessions to deepen the participants mindfulness practice and integrate the four pillars of mPEAK into daily routines in the workplace, the training environment or in competition. All sessions provide a forum for dialogue, questions and comments.

 The Four Pillars of mPEAK

PILLAR ONE

Inhabiting Your Body
The first section of the course establishes the body as the primary focus of attention and platform upon which mindfulness unfolds. It is designed to introduce participants to the experience of mindful awareness of the body, including interoception and proprioception.

PILLAR TWO

Getting Out of Your Own Way and Letting Go
The second section is devoted to addressing initial challenges encountered by participants, the universality of the wandering mind and the fruitlessness of trying to stop the mind from wandering. Recognizing “story” and the way in which we think influences how we perform.

PILLAR THREE

Dancing With Pain and Working with Difficulty (Fear, Stress and Failure)
The third section is intended to challenge the notion that avoidance is the best strategy when it comes to difficulty arising (e.g. pain, fear, stress, failure, etc.) and to use the experience of working with the body as a way of grounding oneself in the moment in the face of difficulty.

PILLAR FOUR

The Pitfalls of Perfectionism and the Glitch in Goals
This final section deals specifically with the contradictory nature of some concepts and attitudes that seem to be positive, but have some hidden limitations. Perfectionism and self-criticism can seem to be good motivators, but research clearly shows that people perform more effectively when motivated by encouragement, reward and self-compassion. Specific exercises and practices will be taught to address these findings and support people in finding optimal ways to motivate themselves and achieve their goals.

SIX-WEEK FOLLOW UP SESSIONS

These sessions are dedicated to checking in with participants, supporting their ongoing practice through inquiry, discussion and mindfulness practice. Each session will also include a specific relevant topic to focus the meeting and reinforce the importance of continued practice. (Note: These sessions are offered via Zoom virtual meeting platform).

Dates & Times

Friday April 6, 2018 6pm to 9pm, Saturday April 7, 2018 9am to 4pm, Sunday April 8, 2018 9am to 4pm

Location

TBA The location for the first Weekend Intensive portion of this course will be in Centretown Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C2 | Canada.

Follow Up Sessions

The online follow up sessions will be one evening per week for six weeks after the first weekend intensive, held online on the Zoom virtual meeting platform.

Also Includes

Course handouts and practice MP3s are included in the fees.

Insurance Coverage

This course is co-taught with mPEAK training Peter Lloyd MBA and CCC Level IV coach and Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych. Registered Clinical Psychologist.  Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans*

Limited seats available. Register now to save your spot.

*Please check with your insurance plan before registering for the course if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable course. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past.

Click the link below to register for “mPEAK Intensive Mindfulness Training for Athletes and High Performers”.

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