Episode 083 :: George Mumford :: The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Peak Performance

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

George Mumford

George Mumford speaks with us about The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Peak Performance.

I remember being not so good at sports growing up, to put it kindly. “Psyching myself out” was what we called at least part of that, over thinking things which took me out of the moment, strangling any flow of body and mind. Even professional athletes may run into this difficulty on occasion, and mindfulness can play a key role in helping be present.

George Mumford is an author, educator, and mindfulness teacher. He has consulted on each of the NBA championship teams Phil Jackson coached. He’s also consulted with high school, college, and Olympic athletes, inmates, and corporate executives, and he is a sought-after public speaker at both business and athletic conferences, nationally and internationally. Special thanks to our friend Rose Pavlov of Ivy Child International for coordinating today’s interview.

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The music heard in this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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