Mindfulness Based Mental Conditioning Coach
Dr. Hoffman started with our Academy 4 years ago, but as a student. As time passed there was a connection around the mental side of the game and Peter & Chris realized what an asset Arthur’s knowledge could be to the Academy’s students. Arthur joined the team last year and began teaching mindfulness to the Master 360 program participants.
Mindfulness training is a training, or one might say re-training, of the mind. This training awakens, and strengthens, neural pathways of the brain that are inherent in us all, but are often sleeping through our day by day lives, not to mention during the preparation for, and execution of, a golf swing on a golf course or in a golf tournament. The practices lead to being present to our experience more often and on autopilot less often.
Arthur began the practice of Mindfulness over 25 years ago, in searching for a stress reduction program to offer patients at Cook Country Hospital where he was the Director of Preventative Medicine. Dr. Hoffman learned from the likes of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Christina Feldman, and John Teasdale.
For the past five years he has been teaching Medical Students at Rush University to apply mindfulness to clinical care: teaching them new ways to be present with their patients in the face of suffering, and to help their patients learn new ways to manage their own experiences of suffering.