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The True Athlete Project re-imagines sport as a training ground for compassion, mindfulness, and mental wellbeing. To find out more:

Reflecting on Race, Sport and Our Role as Advocates for Change

"An athlete's success is traditionally defined by winning, but what if success also meant victories for justice?"  CONTINUE READING OUR LATEST BLOG
Our team have been hard at work, delivering classes on mindfulness, athlete values, compassionate communication, and even the concept of "love" in sport.

We've also had some wonderful chances to advocate for mindfulness in sport, including partnering with the Olympic Channel and UK Sport, as part of
Mental Health Awareness Week.
"Olympians from all over the world agree that mindfulness is one of the key tools to athletic success, and that meditating is one of the best ways to begin practicing!"
- Olympic Channel
What is there still to win, when everything we set out to gain has been swept away before our eyes? TAP advisor, former Olympic rower and diplomat, Dr Cath Bishop, reflects on how to apply a performance mindset to broader challenges and opportunities. Read here on the Sports Business Journal...
How should coaches think differently in a coronavirus world? "My best coaching flows from being in touch with my own struggles and judgements and hopes and fears, and giving players the space and support to be in touch with their own. This means we have to accept that the mental-emotional realm is firmly in the remit of a coach." Read our interview with our partners, Movement Sports... 
Emotional Intelligence for Sport
Sam Parfitt (TAP Founder) and Laura Dowling (Consultant to the Canadian Olympic Committee) spoke to RocheMartin about the importance of Emotional Intelligence within sport, and how athletes can protect their mental health and thrive in spite of the ongoing crisis. Listen here...
Sign up here to join this free event where we'll be presenting: "Mentoring and Mindfulness: A Compassionate Approach to Flourishing through Sport"
Cultivating Gratitude to Optimize Performance
  • Friday, 7th August: 2-4pm Eastern US / 7-9pm UK
  • $35 USD / £28 GBP
  • Use code "TAP25" to claim your 25% as a TAP newsletter subscriber
We're offering a special new workshop, led by Dr Nicole Gabana, a world-leading gratitude researcher and the incoming director of sport psychology at the University of Massachusetts. Book here...

Cultivating a grateful mindset during times of adversity can build resilience, enhance well-being, and optimize performance. In this class, athletes will gain practical knowledge and skills on how to use gratitude to shift their perspective, be present in the moment, build connection, and cope effectively, particularly when facing uncertainty in sport and in life. Sign-up with "TAP25" to claim your discount!

If you'd like to bring TAP to your organisation, or if you're interested in joining our team, please get in touch:
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