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mPEAK Fall 2022

mPEAK was developed out of collaboration between UCSD's Center for Mindfulness, the School of Medicine, and the coaches of the 2014 US Olympic BMX Cycling Team. The pilot research study investigated changes in neural processing after mindfulness training in elite athletes. The training has since been offered to the US Department of Homeland Security, Navy Special Warfare (SEALS), and several other Olympic teams.


This cutting-edge training program is built around the latest brain research related to peak performance, resilience, focus, and “flow”. The program enhances the human capacity of mindfulness through established and empirically supported practices and exercises, tailored to fit the needs and desires of the team, organization or individual. 


Mindfulness is effective precisely because it is a way of being and relating to all aspects of life, rather than a specific technique or tool for a particular goal. The foundation of this program is drawn from the highly respected and empirically-supported Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.


Additionally, the program incorporates specific practices and exercises formulated to correspond to recent neuroscientific findings, competitive advances, and related research regarding optimal performance.


Course Objectives

  • Develop greater focus and concentration

  • Tap into the power of “flow states” during performance events and everyday life

  • Learn to maximize the present while working toward goals

  • Practice responding wisely to stress 

  • Develop resilience and the ability to be with a wider range of emotionally difficult or physically painful experiences

  • Leverage personal strengths and stretching your personal edges without giving up or burning out

  • Recognize and shift from critical to compassionate inner self talk

  • Process and learn from inevitable mistakes and failures

Who Should Attend

Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, parents, and anyone seeking to meet their goals and achieve new levels of performance and wellbeing. Those who coach or lead others will learn the science of flow and how to prime themselves and their team for optimal performance. Whether your performance area is your professional, athletic or family life, this workshop provides an immersive and experiential opportunity to discover and redefine what is possible in your life. 

This live-online workshop will include:

  • 30 min. individual coaching intake session prior to workshop

  • Guided mindfulness meditations specific to performance (walking, sitting, standing, movement practices *modifications always available)

  • Modification options and ongoing personalized support from experienced mindfulness meditation teachers and coaches throughout the workshop

  • Coaching instruction for deepening reflection, practice application, and integrating mindfulness into performance areas and daily life long after the workshop ends

  • Small-group periods for discussion and social connection 

  • A dynamic and experiential learning environment with everything you would expect at our in-person workshops!


*This is a highly experiential workshop where everyone benefits from full participation.

Format:  12 weekly sessions @ 90min/week and an additional 60-min group coaching session for practice and coaching.

mPEAK Fall 2022

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