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The mPEAK 8-week program and 3-day Intensive Workshop are offered at our Center. Contact us at mpeak@ucsd.edu if you have questions or requests.

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If you are interested in receiving more information about how you might arrange for our trainers to offer the mPEAK program in your organization or geographical area in an intensive format or to explore options for professional training so that you or others can teach the program, please contact us at mpeak@ucsd.edu or follow the link below for more information.

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mPEAK Coaching

Are you interested in our weekly private mPEAK program phone sessions or in continuing to strengthen your practices after completing the mPEAK program? Please contact Pete Kirchmer at pkirchmer@ucsd.edu or follow the link below for more information.

mPEAK Coaching

 

While the curriculum can be tailored for specific settings, teams and organizations, the basic mPEAK program is formulated as an 8-week course built around four core sessions (3 hours per session) with four foundational practice sessions (2-hours per session) interwoven to solidify and deepen the practice and skills being taught in the core sessions. The practice sessions support the ongoing integration of mindfulness practice into daily routines in the workplace, the training environment or in competition. All sessions provide a forum for dialogue, questions and comments.

 

CORE SESSION ONE

BMX Team MeditatesInhabiting Your Body
The first session establishes the body as the primary focus of attention and platform upon which mindfulness unfolds. It is designed to introduce participants to the experience of mindful awareness of the body, including interoception and proprioception.

CORE SESSION TWO

Getting Out of Your Own Way and Letting Go
The second session is devoted to addressing initial challenges encountered by participants, the universality of the wandering mind and the fruitlessness of trying to stop the mind from wandering. Recognizing “story” and the way in which we think influences how we perform.

 

CORE SESSION THREE

Dancing With Pain and Working with Difficulty (Fear, Stress and Failure)
The third session is intended to challenge the notion that avoidance is the best strategy when it comes to difficulty arising (e.g. pain, fear, stress, failure, etc.) and to use the experience of working with the body as a way of grounding oneself in the moment in the face of difficulty.

medals bmxCORE SESSION FOUR

The Pitfalls of Perfectionism and the Glitch in Goals
This final session deals specifically with the contradictory nature of some concepts and attitudes that seem to be positive, but have some hidden limitations. Perfectionism and self-criticism can seem to be good motivators, but research clearly shows that people perform more effectively when motivated by encouragement, reward and self-compassion. Specific exercises and practices will be taught to address these findings and support people in finding optimal ways to motivate themselves and achieve their goals. A secondary intention of this session is to set the stage for continued regular personal practice of mindfulness through the post-intensive period.

FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICE SESSIONS

2 Hours Each
These sessions are dedicated to checking in with participants, supporting their ongoing practice through inquiry, discussion and mindfulness practice. Each session will also include a specific relevant topic to focus the meeting and reinforce the importance of continued practice. (Note: These sessions can be offered via Skype or similar means if necessary, but in-person sessions are preferable.)

 

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3-DAY INTENSIVE ON-SITE mPEAK PROGRAM

The mPEAK program was originally designed to fit the needs of the US Olympic BMX Cycling team and was offered as a two-day intensive training, followed by six 90-minute weekly followup sessions. It has since been also formatted to be delivered in a more "traditional" 8-week model, with each weekly session being 2.5 hours. This 8-week version is regularly offered at our Center.

 

In order to make this program available to interested organizations and individuals outside of the San Diego area, we will offer the program as a package to sponsoring organizations, companies and teams in a package similar to its original form. Our trainers will come to your location for the 3-day intensive training retreat and then all participants will be eligible to attend six weekly 90-minute online video follow-up sessions hosted by one or more of those trainers. Because the real potential of mindfulness training comes from a sustained and regular practice, our intention is to offer "open" follow-up sessions that any graduate of the program can attend on a drop-in basis as a support to ongoing process. These "booster" sessions will be offered for a nominal fee.

Please contact us at mpeak@ucsd.edu for information about scheduling, pricing, and adaptations of the program to suit your particular needs. We welcome inquiries regarding disseminating the mPEAK program within a larger organization that may entail a "train the trainers" model and ongoing support of trainers in various ways.

mPEAK Coaching

mPEAK Coaching will introduce you to all the formal mindfulness practices offered in the mPEAK course as well as the specific tools and exercises that are most relevant to your personal performance goals. For information on mPEAK Coaching packages, go to mPEAK Coaching page.

 

 

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