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Mindfulness – Part I

What is it that all Olympic Athletes most desire from Sport Psychology?

Part I – Mindfulness and ACT at the Olympic Games – only 10 attendees allowed!

Tuesday 12th September 2023: 09.00 – Thursday 14th September 2023: 17.00

An applied 3-day hands on workshop with Dr. Peter Haberl

The objectives of this 3-day interactive workshop are to experientially engage the participants with the importance, effectiveness and inherent obstacles of using mindfulness and ACT principles as a guiding paradigm for optimal mental preparation in the lead up and during the Olympic & Paralympic Games. The workshop will address common myths in the minds of athletes (and sport psychologists) on what mindstates are necessary for optimal performance at the Olympic & Paralympic Games and how to address those myths with mindfulness and ACT. The methods used will include mindfulness practices, experiential activities viewed through the lens of ACT, case examples from the Olympic Games, as well as storytelling and metaphor. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on their own cases. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a clear understanding of how to integrate mindfulness in their own practice. Education handouts, core worksheets and mindfulness scripts will be provided.


Outdoor location nearby Innsbruck (overnight stay with full pension (single room))

Seminar language: English

Costs overnight stay with full pension (single room):

a) Registration till 20.08.2023

+ 800 Euro (including participation Tag der Sportpsychologie 15.09.2023: please note that the language of this event is German)

+750 Euro (excluding participation Tag der Sportpsychologie)

b) Registration from 21.08.2023

+ 1.000 Euro (including participation Tag der Sportpsychologie 15.09.2023: please note that the language of this event is German)

+ 900 Euro (excluding participation Tag der Sportpsychologie)


First come first serve.


+ Emotions and the Olympic athlete

+ Thoughts and the Olympic athlete

+ Attention and the Olympic athlete

+ How to work with key processes of mindfulness and acceptance in elite sport

+ ACT Hexaflex Model

+ ACT Triflex Model

+ Mindfulness techniques for pre-performance routines

+ Helping athletes regain motivation and find meaning in their endeavours

+ Helping athletes, teams and coaches to clarify and to become aware of what is valuable and important for them

+ Confidence and the Olympic athlete

+ Doubt and the Olympic athlete

+ Navigate performance at the Olympic Games and teaching athletes to not get caught up in worrying about entering an optimal performance state in competitions

+ Helping sport psychologists stay fully present with their clients


Austria – Tyrol - local area Innsbruck

The workshop includes registration materials, three lunches, three dinners, breakfast and accommodation (three nights).


Tuesday 12th September 2023: 09.00 – Thursday 14th September 2023: 17.00


Dr. Peter Haberl – Senior Sport Psychologist, Ed.D. CMPC

Peter works in private practice with elite athletes as a sport psychologist and a mental performance consultant. He has enjoyed the privilege of having worked at nine Olympic Games, four Pan American Games, and one Paralympic Games with U.S. athletes. He was employed by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee from 1998 to 2023. He continues to work with U.S. National Teams and athletes as they prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Prior to moving to the U.S., Peter played professional ice hockey in Austria, where he was born and received his bachelor’s degree in sports science from the University of Vienna, Austria. He later earned his master's degree in counseling and his Ed. D. in counseling psychology at Boston University. A licensed psychologist, Peter focuses on mindfulness and ACT-based interventions. He is the recipient of the 2011 AASP Distinguished Professional Practice Award.


Registration only for the workshop “mindfulness-part I” (English version)

Information concerning workshop “Mindfulness – Part II”

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