Im a simple dude who is all about finding flow & meaning in life. Im the founder and lead mindfulness coach at The Mind & Sport Institute, I host a tea show (@tealibrarytv), and I write for the Huffington Post - and others. I am also a doctorate student in sport and clinical psychology (PsyD).
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I grew up as a provincial gymnast, back country skier, basketball junkie and graffiti artist. After a much needed deployment to a Military Academy (boot camp) I eventually earned an honors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, became a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor and started teaching mindfulness meditation.
Currently I'm completing my Masters of Sport Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) in the San Francisco, Bay Area. My focus is on the neuroscience of peak performance and how to mindfully train brains fit for flow and wellbeing.
My training and expertise is in helping people develop a ritualized routine that empowers them to mindfully self-regulate their emotions. Research and experience suggests that this concept of emotional self-regulation is what lies at the heart of peak performance, flow, and the zone.
For me it all comes down to employing the strategy of non-violence on our own thoughts, self-acceptance, and having an enthusiastic ability to persevere.
I support my clients to master their edge and achieve flow by employing an adaptation of Moore & Gardner's (2005) 8-week Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach to performance enhancement. MAC targets the development of a mindful, non-judging, present-moment focus; an acceptance of internal experiences as natural to the human experience, a willingness to remain in contact with those internal experiences; and a focus on performance and life purpose related cues, contingencies, and situationally appropriate actions which serves my clients to achieve their valued goals.
I love what I do, and I always learn from my clients as much as they learn from me; I guess Im a team player.
Please stay in touch with me online and feel welcome to shoot me an email to say whats up.