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    Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness & Knowledge (mPEAK)


    September 27-November 15, 2022, 6:30-9PM

    Instructors: Lynn Smith, LCSW and Pamela Komaku

    *17.5 CE credits available for an extra fee


    What is mPEAK?

    mPEAK (Mindfulness, Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge) is an intensive mindfulness training program designed for anyone seeking to achieve personal and professional goals, improve performance and enhance success. Based on the empirically supported Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this cutting-edge training program combines the latest brain research related to peak performance, resilience, focus, and “flow” with mindfulness meditation practices and training. Additionally, mPEAK incorporates elements of sports psychology, positive psychology, the latest neuroscientific findings and related research regarding optimal performance into weekly teachings.

    Who should take this course?

    This program was specially designed for athletes, first responders, leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, musicians, dancers, and professionals. Anyone who set big goals, faces consistent challenges or stretches themselves towards excellence is the ideal participant for training in mPEAK. mPEAK is appropriate for beginner and seasoned mindfulness practitioners alike. Previous meditation experience is not necessary to participate, but welcomed.


    Development of greater focus and concentration

    Learn to prime for “flow states” during performance events and everyday life

    Learn to be in the present moment

    Learn to let go of the attachment to outcomes

    Responding rather than reacting to stress/fear

    Increased resilience

    Increased ability to manage physical and emotional pain

    Recognize the inner critic and shift to compassionate inner self talk

    Process and learn from mistakes and failures

    History of mPEAK:

    The mPEAK program was developed in conjunction with the US Olympic BMX Cycling Team in 2014, as a collaboration between the coaches of the team, UC San Diego neuroscientists Drs. Lori Haase and Martin Paulus, and the UCSD Center for Mindfulness Leadership Team. You can read the published article in Frontiers of Neuroscience: