We are thrilled to host Josh Summers, RYT 500, to speak about his new book "The Power of Mindfulness: Mindfulness Meditation in Sport" that he co-wrote with Boston University Clinical Associate Professor, Amy Baltzell, EdD. This book offers individuals a clear understanding of mindfulness to help athletes optimize performance. It provides a clear insight on how individuals can learn to increase their ability to concentrate, be fully present during high pressure competition and how to effectively respond to distracting thoughts and emotions (e.g. performance anxiety; dread). The strategies offered are based on Mindfulness Meditation Training for Sport (MMTS), an empirically supported mindfulness intervention, which was created by the Josh and Amy. MMTS has been adopted internationally by practicing sport psychologists – used with collegiate, club, and Olympic teams. Through offering a clear explanation of mindfulness and self-compassion (an essential element of MMTS), brief mindfulness based practices, and consistently offering how such practices link to performance – the reader learns to implement all of MMTS or elements of MMTS to help the increase their ability to focus, cope with difficult emotions, and perform their best when it matters.
WHERE: THE URBAN GRAPE - 303 COLUMBUS AVE, BOSTON MA
WHEN: JULY 22, 2018 6:30-8PM
WHAT: An evening of learning the strategies of MMTS from the source while you enjoy curated wines from the longevity regions of the world
(...we always mix in a good time at SP!)