Mindful Sport Performance Podcast

Mindful Sport Performance Podcast

Drs. Keith Kaufman and Tim Pineau (along with Dr. Carol Glass) developed the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) mental training program and founded the MSPE Institute, which provides training and consultation to promote greater success, satis…


7: Marc Capponi - Professional Musician
Aug 14 • 52 min
In this episode, Marc Capponi, a composer, performer, and teacher of music joins the conversation. Keith begins with a brief body scan practice. Then, Marc discusses his non-traditional approach to playing, teaching, and learning music “by feel,” and…
6: Steve Ward - Performance Consultant to Traders, Fund Managers, and Bankers
Jul 31 • 40 min
In this episode, Steve Ward, a high-performance coach and author who specializes in training traders, fund managers, and bankers, joins the conversation. Steve begins by leading an “observer of self” meditation and then talks with Keith and Tim about…
5: John Baker - Chicago Cubs Head Applied Mental Skills Coach
Jul 17 • 47 min
In this episode, former MLB catcher and current Chicago Cubs Head Applied Mental Skills Coach, John Baker, joins the conversation. John begins with an awareness of the body meditation. He then talks with Keith and Tim about his journey from MLB player…
4: Amy Spencer & Greg Clarke of Southampton Football Club
Jul 3 • 40 min
In this episode, Amy Spencer and Greg Clarke of the Southampton Football Club psychology staff join the conversation. Greg begins with a mindful breathing exercise, and then they chat with Keith and Tim about their unique paths to incorporating…
3: Dr. Dan Zimet - Clinical Sport Psychologist & Elite Athlete
Jun 19 • 44 min
In this episode, Dr. Dan Zimet, a clinical sport psychologist and national masters champion in handball, joins the conversation. Dan begins by describing a favorite mindfulness exercise that combines breathing and stretching. He then explores with Keith…
2: Marymount University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Kate Athing
Jun 5 • 41 min
Tim leads a compassion meditation and then Marymount University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Kate Athing joins the conversation. Her teams have worked with Tim (or Dr. P as her team refers to him) on Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) for five…
Pilot: Meet Keith & Tim
May 20 • 38 min
In this pilot episode, Drs. Keith Kaufman and Tim Pineau discuss their journeys to studying and applying mindfulness in sport, and the development of the Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) program. Tim leads a short breathing meditation…