Mindfulness is a mental skill that involves paying attention to our present moment experience with an attitude of non-judgement and acceptance. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the benefits that mindfulness training has to offer to runners. It is lead by a sports psychologist, mindfulness trainer and a runner Rita Dekšnytė, and through practical exercises and discussions will explore the following questions:
- Why it might be beneficial to leave your headphones and smart gadgets at home?
- How to integrate mindfulness into your training and recovery routine?
- How to be mindful on the move?
- How it may be helpful to be present for your whole experience – the good, the bad and the ugly?
- How can being with (rather than avoiding) pain and discomfort can help embrace the challenge and stretch your limits?
Whether you are a competitive or recreational runner, no matter if your goal is to beat your personal best or simply have fun on course with like-minded people, tuning in to your present moment experience rather than checking out can boost both your running and your wellbeing.
Check our events page for upcoming workshops or contact us to arrange one for your organisation.
See also: Mindful Sports Performance Enhancement Programme (MSPE)