The application of Mindfulness to sports performance has recently become popular in scientific research. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from the present moment, on purpose, non-judgementally (Kabat-Zinn, 1994). This bespoke 1:1 service is for all kinds of sports performers, from elite professionals to the weekend warrior, or someone just looking to enhance their current physical and mental ability.
In sport, we can develop mindfulness tools such as breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and guided visualisations to:
- Mange anxiety and stress arousal
- Reduce and manage pain
- Aid injury recovery and return to play through visualisation exercises
- Support training and competition preparation
- Help performing under pressure
- Manage setbacks and failures
- Improve physical and mental wellbeing
- Support recovery strategies
- Enhance new skill learning through mental imagery
- Improve clarity and focus
About Kelly your Mindfulness Practitioner – Kelly Macdonald is a qualified mindfulness practitioner, approved by the British Psychological Society. Kelly works within an Additional Support for Learning department at an independent school in Edinburgh. Prior to working in the education sector, she spent years competing and representing her country at several World and major Championships. Winning a silver medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and representing Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. After retiring from elite sport in 2018, she found Mindfulness to be a powerful tool, and is delighted to be sharing this with others today. Kelly feels passionately about making a real difference to the lives of those she works with and is full of gratitude for the opportunity to be supporting others in growing their mindfulness toolbox.
This opportunity is fully bespoke and tailored to your needs and goals. Having experienced the highs and low of elite sport myself, whilst competing for my country at several World and major championships, including the Olympic Games. I am fully aware of the disturbances that can arise within a performance environment. Now, as a qualified Mindfulness Practitioner, approved by the British Psychological Society, I hope to continue to support those thriving to be the best they can, as even a small change can make a big difference.
Please feel to contact Kelly via www.blossomandgrowmindfulness.com to arrange a free phone consultation to discuss your requirements or book online here. Furthermore, if you’re curious and would like to learn more about mindfulness and how you can implement it into your everyday life, why not book onto the next course via the above website.