Mindfulness in Performance - George Mumford: Part 2 of our 3-part 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021, 4:30 - 6 PM

Location: Yellowjacket Union Great Room AB

Location: This FREE presentation will be held virtually and is open to all. There is also the option to join it in person in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room (dependent on Covid restrictions at that time).

To register for this event, please click here.

This is an interactive community event, featuring George Mumford, the former mindfulness coach to the championship-winning LA Lakers, Chicago Bulls, and other top-performers. George will focus on how everyone can improve concentration and performance—both in athletics as well as in life—through mindfulness.

Mumford's deeply moving personal story is unforgettable. A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts (where he roomed with Dr. J, Julius Erving), injuries forced Mumford out of the game he loved. The meds that relieved the pain of his injuries also numbed him to the emptiness he felt without the game and eventually led him to heroin. After years as a functioning addict, Mumford enrolled in Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and made meditation, on and off the cushion, the center of his life. He kicked drugs, earned a master's degree in counseling psychology and began teaching meditation to inmates (a collaboration undertaken with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn) and others.

George’s bio:
George Mumford is a globally recognized speaker, teacher, and coach. Since 1989, he’s been honing his gentle, but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques with people from locker rooms to board rooms, Yale to jail.

Michael Jordan credits George with transforming his on-court leadership, helping the Bulls to six NBA championships. Mumford also worked with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and countless other NBA players, Olympians, executives, and artists.

Mumford’s book The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance is both memoir and instruction guide. He believes everyone has a masterpiece within, which he can show you how to access.

While at the University of Massachusetts — where he roomed with future Hall-of-Famer Julius Erving — injuries forced Mumford out of basketball and eventually into an addiction to pain medication and drugs. With the help of meditation and mindfulness, he got clean and made it his mission to teach and work with others. https://georgemumford.com/

This 2021 Virtual Fall Speaker Series is offered by the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being in collaboration with the UW-Superior Continuing Education Department. Funding is provided by the Miller-Dwan Foundation.


Yellowjacket Union Great Room AB Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2021-10-19T16:30:00 2021-10-19T18:00:00 EventScheduled 200

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