Courses

Performing our best under stress.

Mindful Performance Enhancement Masterclass.

Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness and Knowledge (mPEAK) is a course to enhance the human capacity for mindfulness related to peak performance, resilience, focus and “flow.”

The program is based on the highly respected and empirically-supported Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum and adapted to enhance our performance moments, big and small. mPEAK is ideally suited to athletes, coaches, first-responders, performing artists, business professionals or anyone looking to participate in a program that enhances our capacity to be at our best in our performance moments by bringing together the latest scientific research and mindfulness training.

Program activities include meditation; presentations on the relationship between neuroscientific findings, peak performance and mindfulness; experiential exercises; group discussion; and home practice. The goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond to challenges and opportunities and to provide tools for becoming more adept at meeting and overcoming these obstacles to achieve our goals.

New course starting – October 20th.  Course offered in partnership with Mindspace, a leading clinic offering workshops and training in mindfulness, psychology services, and counselling.

Also, enquire here for private courses for your team or group.

The mPEAK program involves an approach whereby participants, upon completion, will experience :

  • being open and receptive to insight and creative inspiration
  • Responding more courageously, rather than reacting to stress; while monitoring difficult experiences such as fear
  • practicing non-attachment and being present to process rather than a future outcome
  • finding their “sweet spot” through balanced-effort by letting go of striving for perfection;
  • having more compassion by meeting failure with kindness and a willingness to learn from the experience
  • being more focused with sustained engagement in the present moment;
  • being disciplined in making choices that are consistent with intentions;
  • greater understanding of the central role of mindfulness meditation practice for fostering peak performance in the regulation of emotions and behaviors.

The goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond to challenges and opportunities and to provide tools for becoming more adept at meeting and overcoming these obstacles to achieve our goals. The emphasis of the program is on enhancing attentional and emotional resources, as well as personal capacities.

Mindful Essentials

First Water | Essentials provides a comprehensive and flexible approach towards deepening our practice and understanding of key mindfulness and neuroscience concepts. Each workshop stands alone in helping participants unleash new ways of “living and performing mindfully”.

We don’t view mindful performance as a single event or a future outcome, we hold it as a present moment experience of the performer at their authentic best: in flow, at choice, and navigating with grace and grit. – mPEAK

The Mindful | Essential series helps participants stretch their ability to respond more effectively to increased life and workplace demands and changes:

First Water | Clarity. Providing a way forward towards increased awareness, focus, and adaptability.

First Water | Strength. Training equanimity and being more than our reactions – responding to pain, difficulty and challenge.

First Water | Flow. Intentionally cultivating specific states of mind and heart through practice and priming ourselves for flow.

When taken together, the family of workshops deliver a transformational overall participant experience. Each workshop is between 3-5 hours of contact time, conducted face-to-face or virtually.

At the moment new sessions are only offered upon request. Enquire here for your team or group.