Finding Inner Peace And Mindfulness As A Sports Parent – Podcast #6
Dr. Amy Saltzman, the author of A Still Quiet Place For Athletes, takes us through the steps of self-discovery and mindfulness as a sports parent. This practical guide can be used to help you at your children’s games and in everyday life.
Topics Covered And Where To Find Them:
0:39 – Exploring mindfulness as an athlete
3:14 – What is mindfulness?
4:15 – Mindfulness and attachment to your child’s performance
5:22 – Supporting your children without an agenda
6:09 – Controlling emotions as a parent
9:39 – Exploring your true thoughts and feelings about your child’s participation in sports
13:42 – A short practice to cope with anxiety
16:35 – Anxiety should be controlled, not eliminated
19:01 – It’s okay to be anxious
23:21 – Mindfulness in everyday life
24:18 – Mindfulness out loud (communicating your feelings with your children)
28:32 – Dealing with other parents at your children’s sporting events