Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness and Knowledge (mPEAK) is an eight-week course to enhance the human capacity for mindfulness related to peak performance, resilience, focus and “flow.”

The program is based on the highly respected and empirically-supported Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum and adapted to enhance our performance moments, big and small. mPEAK is ideally suited to athletes, coaches, first-responders, performing artists, entrepreneurs and the corporate athlete. It is for anyone looking to participate in a program that enhances one’s capacity to be at their best in their performance moments by bringing together the latest scientific research and mindfulness training. It is particularly relevant for individuals looking to respond more effectively to increased workplace demands and changes in the face of challenge.

Program activities include meditation; presentations on the relationship between neuroscientific findings, peak performance and mindfulness; experiential learning exercises; group discussion; and home practice. The goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring how we typically respond to challenges and opportunities and to provide tools for becoming more adept at meeting and overcoming these obstacles to achieve our goals.

This program meets online weekly on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks, and also includes a half-day walk/hike on Mont Royal (time TBA).

This course is offered in English.

Learn more about mPEAK here.

Instructors


Derek Covington

Derek Covington is a trained mindful performance enhancement (mPEAK) instructor through the Centre for Mindfulness at the University California, San Diego and is currently mentoring under Pete Kirchmer, mPEAK Program Director at the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness, towards completing his certification as mPEAK Coach. Derek has created systems for elite performers and teams across the globe. His career spans nine Olympic Games as the former Director of Olympic Performance for the Canadian Olympic Committee.