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

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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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

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.

About Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

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