Sports are organized chaos. It’s fierce competition at tremendous speed and pace. Emotions are high – for fans, for coaches, and for players, especially professionals who are under tremendous pressure to consistently perform at the highest level possible.
Quieting the mind is as essential an ingredient for success in sports as is strengthening the body. It’s no surprise, really, that athletes as successful as Tiger Woods and LeBron James have embraced mindfulness practice. Teams like the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bulls have integrated into their training regimens.
It’s why we consult with sports programs to develop and deliver mindfulness-training programs. Our programs help athletes learn how to focus their attention on the present, while reducing anxiety, stress and mental distraction. Mindfulness helps increase emotional intelligence, team collaboration and social cohesion, calm alertness, and physical and emotional resilience.