In this episode, Véronique Prouhet Annerino joins the conversation.
Véronique has practiced and studied mindfulness for 20 years and has taught mindfulness meditation for the past four years to tens of thousands of people across 44 countries. As a behavioral health and mindfulness trainer to global experts and executives in engineering, research, health care, and multinational corporations, she provides mindfulness and meditation tools and techniques for cultivating equanimity and building mental fortitude to enhance focus, performance, and well-being.
She has a master's in health and healthcare economics and a decade of experience in population health and wellness. While working in digital health at IBM, she was the North American leader in their global mindfulness program. Today, Véronique works with the meditation app Headspace and continues to teach regularly across a dynamic array of populations.
Véronique begins the episode with a brief arriving practice, and then talks with Keith and Tim about:
7:17 - Using the breath as an attentional "remote control"
8:55 - Getting buy-in to the idea of mindfulness
10:20 - A marvelous description of mindfulness
13:45 - Mindfulness as a new frontier in sports
15:56 - Her personal journey into sports
19:09 - How to teach the philosophy of mindfulness in sports
29:00 - The benefits of treating athletes as whole people, not machines
34:00 - Bridging the gap between performance and compassion
36:45 - Finding flow as an athlete by letting go
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