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I get so many inquiries about mindfulness I decided it deserved its own page.

AllWorld.Mindfulness is part of the AllWorld Performance commitment to an ongoing, borderless search for the best ways to enhance performance and well-being. Regular meditation and mindfulness practice, although not magic cure-alls, have been shown in mainstream medical and psychological research to have many benefits, including*:

Reduced anxiety, hostility, and anger
Improved pain management
Reduced fear of emotional experiences
Improved mood for people with mild to
     moderate depression

Enhanced immune function during
     chemotherapy
Lowered hypertension
Reduced insomnia
Greater sense of peace and well-being
Additionally, there is strong evidence meditation and mindfulness practice can improve various performances by enhancing, among other things*:
Concentration
Presence of mind, especially during
     challenge or adversity
Bodily awareness and kinesthetic feel
Sleep and recovery
Understanding, insight, and communication
Thoughts and emotions associated with
     presenting, auditioning, competing, etc.
Between the research, the outspokenness of practitioners, and my personal experiences, I gratefully accepted an invitation by a professor in Australia to co-author a sport psychology textbook chapter, critiquing mindfulness principles in the training of sport psychology graduate students and in the performance and lives of athletes. You can also find a basic mindfulness exercise at the end of an article I wrote about performance anxiety.

Private, semi-private, and group sessions are always forming and have successfully included (a) first-timers through decade long practitioners, (b) kids through seniors, (c) people of many faiths, and (d) athletes, coaches, performing artists, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and more. If you are a psychotherapist or a client of a psychotherapist, we may be able to complement your work with mindfulness practices while avoiding “dual treatment” (please call). I’m also particularly sensitive to questions and concerns about religious connotations. Please call or email with any questions or check my Event Calendar page for new lectures or classes.

Join the AllWorld.Newsletter and the AllWorld.ActionWire to be notified of a forthcoming meditation release as well as useful articles and books (see the Reading Lists page), research findings, event alerts, unforeseen opportunities, access to premium site content, and insightful and motivational mobile phone alerts (via text message).


* Benson, H. (2000). The relaxation response. New York: HarperCollins.

* Andersen, M. B., & Mannion, J. (2011). If you meet the Buddha on the football field - tackle him! In D. Gilbourne & M. B. Andersen (Eds.), Critical essays in sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

* Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2004). A mindfulness-acceptance-commitment-based approach to athletic performance enhancement: Theoretical considerations. Behavior Therapy, 35, 707-723.
 
 
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