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Drs. Keith Kaufman and Tim Pineau (along with Dr. Carol Glass) developed the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) mental training program and founded the MSPE Institute, which provides training and consultation to promote greater success, satisfaction, and well-being in sport and other realms of performance (e.g., performing arts, business). In this podcast, Keith and Tim discuss various topics related to mental training, mindfulness, peak performance, and optimal experience for a wide range of performers -- from recreational to elite, kids to adults. They offer practical tips and exercises from their own work, and interview other top-level experts to highlight effective approaches to performance enhancement. The Mindful Sport Performance Podcast will give listeners a full catalogue of fresh ideas on how to thrive in competitive environments and embrace a more mindful way of being. Get in touch with Keith and Tim at MSPEPodcast@gmail.comSupport our podcast here! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1105595/supporters/new

Mindful Sport Performance Podcast Dr. Keith Kaufman & Dr. Tim Pineau

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Drs. Keith Kaufman and Tim Pineau (along with Dr. Carol Glass) developed the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) mental training program and founded the MSPE Institute, which provides training and consultation to promote greater success, satisfaction, and well-being in sport and other realms of performance (e.g., performing arts, business). In this podcast, Keith and Tim discuss various topics related to mental training, mindfulness, peak performance, and optimal experience for a wide range of performers -- from recreational to elite, kids to adults. They offer practical tips and exercises from their own work, and interview other top-level experts to highlight effective approaches to performance enhancement. The Mindful Sport Performance Podcast will give listeners a full catalogue of fresh ideas on how to thrive in competitive environments and embrace a more mindful way of being. Get in touch with Keith and Tim at MSPEPodcast@gmail.comSupport our podcast here! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1105595/supporters/new

    Ep. 75: Revisiting Grief with Dr. Tim Pineau

    Ep. 75: Revisiting Grief with Dr. Tim Pineau

    In this episode, we conclude Season 5 with another raw conversation revisiting grief with Dr. Tim Pineau. In the previous two conversations, Tim has shared his authentic and evolving experience with grief after the loss of his infant daughter. In this deeply personal follow-up to those conversations, Tim speaks with us about how this experience has influenced his relationship with and teaching of mindfulness, how stepping back and seeing more of the big picture has brought him a sense of peac...

    • 54 min
    Ep. 74: Taking On the Stigma of Mental Health Issues in Sports

    Ep. 74: Taking On the Stigma of Mental Health Issues in Sports

    In this episode, we have a candid discussion on the continued presence of mental health stigma in sports. For example, differences in how physical injury versus mental health symptoms are regarded. Keith and Tim shed light on some common misconceptions surrounding mental health challenges among athletes, and explore the unique role that pressure has in sport environments. Taylor shares his personal insights highlighting the importance of changing entrenched concepts of grit and toughness in a...

    • 49 min
    Ep. 73: A Mindful Coaching Philosophy with Wes Ng

    Ep. 73: A Mindful Coaching Philosophy with Wes Ng

    In this episode, University of Pennsylvania Head Women's Rowing Coach Wes Ng joins the conversation. He talks with Keith and Tim about his unique coaching philosophy that has guided him to success across divisions of NCAA competition, including being named 2023 Ivy League and Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) D1 Region I Coach of the Year.Social Media Mentioned:Twitter: @mindfulsportdocInstagram: @mindful_sport_podcast, @mspe_institute, @mindfulsportdocYouTube: Mindful Sport ...

    • 57 min
    Ep. 72: The Compatibility of Mindfulness & Competition - Part 2

    Ep. 72: The Compatibility of Mindfulness & Competition - Part 2

    In this episode, Keith, Tim, and Taylor continue their conversation about the compatibility of mindfulness and competition. Part 1 of this conversation centered largely on mindfulness aspects of this debate, while this episode delves deeper into the competition side. Social Media Mentioned:Twitter: @mindfulsportdocInstagram: @mindful_sport_podcast, @mspe_institute, @mindfulsportdocYouTube: Mindful Sport Performance PodcastWebsites Mentioned:www.mindfulsportperformance.orgwww.enduro...

    • 51 min
    Ep. 71: The Compatibility of Mindfulness & Competition - Part 1

    Ep. 71: The Compatibility of Mindfulness & Competition - Part 1

    In this episode, Keith, Tim, and Taylor have a conversation about an ever-present tension in their work: the compatibility of mindfulness and competition. From one perspective, packaging mindfulness for the inherently striving act of winning is counter to the very foundations of this type of practice. Alternatively, helping make mindfulness digestible, accessible, and practical can allow people to benefit in their sporting and everyday lives. Join us for Part 1 of this discussion. &nbsp...

    • 40 min
    Ep. 70: The Lost Art of Play with Dr. Matt Bowers

    Ep. 70: The Lost Art of Play with Dr. Matt Bowers

    Rediscover the transformative power of play as we sit down with Dr. Matt Bowers, faculty member in the Sport Management program at the University of Texas at Austin and key contributor to the Aspen Institute's Project Play. His fascinating research is challenging the current understanding of athlete development in youth sport, and he helps us explore the often overlooked value of play in fostering creativity, passion, and mindfulness in young athletes. Social Media Mentioned:Twitter: @m...

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

sdoneill16 ,

Great for athletes and practitioners

The MSPE podcast is great! A nice compliment to the MSPE book and training. As a sport psychology consultant, they have enhanced my ability to use mindfulness with athletes. As a person, they have deepened my mindfulness practice. Each episode starts with the guest guiding a mindfulness practice. Helpful to hear how each practitioner approaches them differently. Keith and Tim guide the conversations so skillfully. They do a great job of summarizing and presenting info in a digestible way that can be presented to athletes.

pgk216 ,

Accessible and insightful

I really enjoyed the first episode of this podcast—hearing the journeys of both the hosts as well as the field of mindfulness in sport. I found the meditation practice calming and accessible and look forward to future interviews with other pillars of the field!

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