Mindful Sport Performance Podcast

Ep. 43: Mindfulness, Biofeedback, and Ethics with Dr. Tim Herzog

April 01, 2022 Dr. Keith Kaufman & Dr. Tim Pineau Season 3 Episode 13
Mindful Sport Performance Podcast
Ep. 43: Mindfulness, Biofeedback, and Ethics with Dr. Tim Herzog
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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Tim Herzog  joins the conversation.

Dr. Tim Herzog is a Licensed Psychologist in Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Montana. He works with athletes nationally and internationally, and his practice, Reaching Ahead, is located in Annapolis, MD.

Dr. Herzog is a Fellow with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and serves on the organization’s Ethics Committee. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), is listed on the USOPC Sport Psychology (2012 to present) and Mental Health (2021 to present) Registries, and is Board Certified in Biofeedback (BCB). Mindful of the power of relationships, he conducts evidence-based practice, pulling from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness based approaches, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Interpersonal Process.

Dr. Herzog also pulls wisdom from his years of coaching, notably having served as Head Coach of the Boston College Sailing Team 2001-2002, when the team placed 5th at ICSA Co-Ed Nationals and received 4 All-American honors (more than ever prior in BC history).

Dr. Herzog begins the episode with a longer diaphragmatic breathing and biofeedback practice, and then he and Keith discuss:

15:16 - The integration of biofeedback and mindfulness

24:00 - Biofeedback and the inverted-U hypothesis

26:00 - Distinctions between things you can control, things you cannot control, and things you can influence

31:30 - Dr. Herzog's experiences incorporating mindfulness and biofeedback into the sport of sailing

43:09 - Ethical considerations in mental health and mental performance consulting and better informing those seeking sport psychology services

Social Media Mentioned:

Twitter: @mindfulsportdoc

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Websites Mentioned:


Dr.  Herzog's Online Training Course

Kardia Deep Breathing

Psychology Today Therapist Directory

CMPC Directory



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