How Mindfulness Can Help Athletes and Teams Cope During Change
The coronavirus pandemic has led to harsh realities for people across the globe, athletes included. With teams separated, practices canceled, and entire seasons in question, stress is at an all-time high. When we’re isolated and socially distanced, these feelings of anxiety can intensify, leading to fatigue, lack of motivation and depression. Mental training is key to not only reducing stress, but managing worries, improving focus, and supporting camaraderie. And often all it takes is ten minutes a day. Tune in to learn the tools that can improve the mind/body connection for your athletes.
Kelton Wright is a writer, athlete, and speaker. Previously Headspace’s Director of Movement and Sport, Kelton is on a mission to destigmatize mental health care and push the conversation forward around the mind/body connection. She is the author of three books and a dedicated ambassador in the women’s cycling community. You can see her work in Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, Time, Teen Vogue, and more.
Shakeel Rashad has made the transition from the football field to the boardroom, leveraging his experience as a player and coach in his current role in sales at TeamSynced. As a linebacker at the University of North Carolina, Shak was voted team captain and was an All-ACC honoree on a top-10 ranked team. After graduating, he spent two seasons with the Houston Texans before joining the Carolina Football coaching staff. He now helps teams engage and empower their athletes as an Account Executive at TeamSynced, a Teamworks company.