In this episode, Samantha Livingstone, Olympic gold medalist in swimming, high-performance consultant, and mother of four joins the conversation. Samantha begins with a "being present" meditation and then chats with Keith and Tim about her journey from elite athlete to consultant, why she's chosen to teach mindfulness, and her advocacy for mental health and mental training in sport.
In this episode, Marc Capponi, a composer, performer, and teacher of music joins the conversation. Keith begins with a brief body scan practice. Then, Marc discusses his non-traditional approach to playing, teaching, and learning music "by feel," and parallels to mindfulness training approaches like MSPE.
In this episode, Steve Ward, a high-performance coach and author who specializes in training traders, fund managers, and bankers, joins the conversation. Steve begins by leading an "observer of self" meditation and then talks with Keith and Tim about how he integrates mindfulness into his work with high-stakes, high-adrenaline decision makers.
In this episode, former MLB catcher and current Chicago Cubs Head Applied Mental Skills Coach, John Baker, joins the conversation. John begins with an awareness of the body meditation. He then talks with Keith and Tim about his journey from MLB player to mental skills coach, and how he's integrated mindfulness into his life and his work with the Cubs organization.
In this episode, Amy Spencer and Greg Clarke of the Southampton Football Club psychology staff join the conversation. Greg begins with a mindful breathing exercise, and then they chat with Keith and Tim about their unique paths to incorporating mindfulness into their work and how they've integrated MSPE into their Premier League academy system.
In this episode, Dr. Dan Zimet, a clinical sport psychologist and national masters champion in handball, joins the conversation. Dan begins by describing a favorite mindfulness exercise that combines breathing and stretching. He then explores with Keith and Tim the challenges of quiet moments with oneself, impacts on his work of being both a psychologist and an athlete, creative strategies for establishing a mindfulness practice, i...
Tim leads a compassion meditation and then Marymount University Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Kate Athing joins the conversation. Her teams have worked with Tim (or Dr. P as her team refers to him) on Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) for five years. In this episode, Kate reflects on the benefits and challenges of introducing mindfulness to teams, the pursuit of coaching the whole athlete, and shifting her team's c...
In this pilot episode, Drs. Keith Kaufman and Tim Pineau discuss their journeys to studying and applying mindfulness in sport, and the development of the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) program. Tim leads a short breathing meditation exercise, and they explore the trainability of mindfulness, as well as its potential for managing anxiety, confidence, and attention during performances.