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, law enforcement officers, business professionals or anyone looking to participate in a program that enhances our capacity to be at our best in our performance moments by bringing together the latest scientific research and mindfulness training.

Program activities include meditation; short talks on the relationship between neuroscientific findings, peak performance and mindfulness; experiential 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 weekly on Monday evenings for eight weeks, and also includes a half-day walk/hike on Mont Royal offered on Saturday May 23rd. Note there is no meeting on May 18th due to the Victoria Day holiday.

This course is offered in English.

Learn more about mPEAK here.

Instructors


Derek Covington

Derek Covington is the former Director, Olympic Performance for the Canadian Olympic Committee, having directed Team Canada’s overall performance preparation strategies at the Olympic Games. As Director and Team Leader at a combination of twenty major Games, including nine Olympics, and five World Championships over the past twenty years, Derek brings his passion for building environments where people can maximize their potential and realize their best selves.