Mindfulness-Based Performance Enhancement is an 8-session mind training program that prepares students, athletes, and artists to deliver peak performances under stress.
- Learn to observe your thoughts and emotions, and develop an overall sense of calmness through mindfulness.
- Train your mind to stay alert and aware, calmly focused on the present moment and the task at hand in order to get the most from the times of preparation and performance.
- Attain a highly focused and calm mental state that will help you learn and perform to the best of your abilities under pressure.
- Develop unshakable trust in yourself, in your abilities, and in your training.
- Tame your over-active mind, and increase your ability to identify, manage, and curb negative emotions such as fear, inhibition, anxiety, self-questioning, self-doubt, and all other self-defeating internal dialogue, especially on test-taking day / competition-day / opening-day.
- Deliver peak academic, athletic and artistic performances.
In the MBPE Program you will learn and practice:
- Performance Enhancement Techniques for days of Competition, Audition, Premiere, Test-taking, etc.
- Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Living
- Healthy and Balanced Life
- Highly Focused and Productive Action
For more information contact Piero Falci
Although written with athletes during competition in mind, the recommendations listed in the following article also apply to anyone pressed to deliver a peak performance, such as actors and dancers entering a stage for an important audition, or students walking into a room to take a college-admissions test.
5 ways to stay calm in competition
by Dr. Jenn Bennett
Your heart starts pounding. Your palms start to sweat. Your stomach churns and your knees go weak. Your mind goes into overdrive. Your legs are glued to the ground. The crowd deafens you. You can’t focus. What if you trip? What if you haven’t trained hard enough? What if it rains? What if … what if? As you approach the start, seconds slow to hours. Watching. Waiting. The moment you have been training for. One moment. One race.
On competition day, the ability to manage your mind on the start line can be the difference between success and failure. Can you stay connected to the moment when it matters or does your mind turn against you and start predicting the outcome before the race has even begun? …
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