The True Athlete Project re-imagines sport as a training ground for compassion, mindfulness, and mental wellbeing. To find out more: www.thetrueathleteproject.org
Laurence Halsted: Embracing Vulnerability in Sport
"It may be quite hard to notice at first, but coaches and spectators will soon pick up on it. The athlete they’re watching just doesn’t seem to be giving their fullest effort. It’s not that they’re being outplayed; it’s not that they’re making mistakes; it seems as if they’re purposefully holding back. They’re losing without ever really trying..." CONTINUE READING OUR LATEST BLOG
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities (Beginning April 15th):
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Last newsletter, we told you about our "Sport & Mental Health" initiative at Europe's largest ever "Digital Health Hackathon", held at The Crags Centre in Edinburgh. We had a blast mentoring the teams, who forged some exceptional products - from a virtual reality behaviour change pet, to a suicide prevention app, and from a tool to connect fellow NHS health-workers for walks in nature, to an app which helps females to tailor their exercise around their menstrual cycle, with the aim of reducing barriers to female sport participation. Check out the highlights video above!
And Finally...This month's mindful sit is open to everyone; you don't need to have ever participated in a TAP program. Guiding the session will be Anne MacDonald, performance psychologist, TAP mindfulness teacher, and former HR director at Decathlon. Join us from 7.45pm - 8.30pm GMT on Thursday, April 30th. We would love to see you there! https://zoom.us/s/141011465
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