Mindfulness for the sports: An easy practice that can save you energy, improve recovery, help managing anxiety, stress and increase attention and focus.
This event is only available to CGAJ Registered Athletes.
Why should I attend?
Both research and those who train in Mindfulness have shown a number of benefits. Dr Agostinis will be therefore sharing his knowledge into Mindfulness and demonstrating how it offers:
- Improved physical and psychological recovery
- Increased performance and wellbeing
- More effective stress management
- Enhanced and sustained attention span
- Increased awareness and therefore control of the body and mind.
- Some experiences and reports from Jersey based course attendees, including high performance athletes
Who practices Mindfulness?
Whilst many think of a Buddhist monk or a really spiritual person when thinking about mindfulness, this does not need to be the case at all and there are many non- spiritual and more practical approaches to it. In fact, all top NBA basketball clubs in the US now require mindfulness to be part of their athletes’ training routine and high performance athletes such as Michael Jordan and Roger Federer are known mindfulness advocates. Some research has already been done with athletes on 'Mindfulness Based Sports Enhancement' (MBSE)
Mindfulness has grown increasingly in trend, within the workplace: Corporate, Finance, Sports, Healthcare and Teaching Professionals and innovative employers such guns such as Google, PwC, Nike and IKEA, Carlsberg and many more offer regular mindfulness training to their staff.
What is mindfulness?
In our day-to-day life we tend to be creatures of habit and much of what we do is a kind of unconscious reaction to life’s circumstances. Mindfulness is the ability to be more aware, or awake, to our experiences in the present moment using a set of eye closed techniques (meditations) and then transferring them into our life or exercise routine.
This ability then enables us to choose how to respond to our experiences. Mindfulness can help you to break cycles of reactivity and to regain a sense of initiative, confidence and control.
About the presenter:
Dr Alessio Agostinis is Founder and Director of Jersey International Mindfulness Centre (JsyIMC) Ltd providing accredited and research based mindfulness for performance, resilience, wellbeing and stress management. Supporting various corporate, healthcare, sport and the general public with mindfulness implementation strategy and evaluation. JsyIMC is a Jersey based business, with Jersey based datas already attracting a range of corporate and sports clients with an expanding U.K. And European customer base.Dr Agostinis’ background is in clinical psychology so he is extremely familiar wit the full range of psychological difficulties anyone might present with including all forms of stress, anxiety and worry.
This event is only available to CGAJ Registered Athletes and all follow up sessions will incur a cost that the CGAJ will not cover.