Thanks Lizzie and Edu for your excellent input. Its new to me but I have come to realise that “mindfulness” is being used by top athletes and CEOs world-wide now. Convincing evidence of its powerfulness was included in the 6O Minutes documentary shown on NZ television last week. In this they showed how after only a few day’s training you could control the brain’s activity remarkably. Hope others saw the programme.
They also stated in the discussion that we know how to train muscles well now and training the brain was to be the next great leap forward for the western world.
If you missed it see http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes
So, Lizzie, it has just become my mission to get mindfulness training incorporated in the O-Camps so that it becomes the norm for our elites in the near future. I am now on the hunt for a good presenter then. I see there are 4-week courses starting in Auckland and Wellington almost monthly. Worth looking into. Who could I sponsor to go a session and suss it out? Maybe you Dwayne?