The mPEAK 8-week program and 3-day Intensive Workshop are offered at our Center. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or requests.
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 email@example.com or follow the link below for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link below for more information.
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
Inhabiting 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
CORE 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.)
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 email@example.com
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
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.