GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY
The path of mental mastery is difficult and mysterious, which is why few finish the journey. Mind without Mind is about unlocking your greatest asset — your mind.
As Marek Komar explains, the search begins with an understanding of how to train it. Only when our minds connect with our physical bodies do we begin to perform at our best. Those who experience this intersection experience something known as flow state - an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.
Though it is difficult, experiencing flow more often is both possible, and trainable.
Through personal experience, Zen wisdom, and current research on the science of sport and performance psychology, Marek shows readers how to get out of their own way and find more flow not only in performance but in life as well.
YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO:
Apply the science of achieving a psychological state of flow
Design a Mental Performance Training (MPT) framework that goes beyond traditional sport psychology
Develop your own personal philosophy and core values
Implement appropriate recovery strategies to avoid burnout and dissatisfaction
Pay attention, not crave attention
Thrive as a modern-day athlete in an ever-changing and complex world by applying ancient stoic & zen wisdom
YOU'LL ALSO GET:
Free Mental Performance Training (MPT) workbook download with purchase of book
WHO IS IT FOR?
Coaches (there is a chapter on how to create group flow)
Parents of athletes
Weekend warriors / Exercisers
Musicians / performing artists
Business executives / corporate athletes
Performers of any craft looking to improve their mental game
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY...
"You must train the mind like you train your muscles. This book is a great guide through the process of doing so."
DEXTER JANKE | CFL GREY CUP CHAMPION | TEAM CANADA BOBSLEIGH
"Marek Komar takes readers on an insightful journey. Along this journey, the reader will discover both the mind's power & mystery; ultimately working towards a self-actualized mastering of his / her own mind. This book is a must for performers of any craft looking to quiet the voice upstairs and perform at your best.”
RAJ DHILLON | PHYSIOTHERAPIST | EDUCATOR | CO-OWNER OF THE ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT AND RECOVERY CENTRE (ARC)
"At the highest level of sport everyone is skilled and it’s hard to create separation from your opponents. However, training your mind using the tools and techniques within this book will give you that competitive advantage when you go to compete."
ERIK TURNER | PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE PLAYER (NLL/WLA)
"What is the mind and how can we live in synergy with it? Marek Komar distills the essentials of mindfulness, performance psychology and flow into easy to digest concepts using a blend of philosophy and psychology. You'll walk away with practical, powerful activities you can use to level up your mental game today."
ZORAN STOJKOVIC | FOUNDER & MENTAL PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST @ KIZO
PART 1: THE SCIENCE OF FLOW
Chapter 1- MIND AND NO MIND
Chapter 2- WHAT IS FLOW?
PART 2: TRAINING FOR FLOW
Chapter 3- THE ROAD TO MENTAL MASTERY
Chapter 4- SELF AWARENESS
Chapter 5- CLEAR OBJECTIVES
Chapter 6- MINDFULNESS
Chapter 7- GROUP FLOW
PART 3: RECOVERING FROM FLOW
Chapter 8- THE BURNOUT GENERATION
Chapter 9- PROTECT YOUR ATTENTION
Chapter 10- LIVE SLOW, FIND FLOW
What we are seeking is not necessarily peace of mind, but rather peace from our minds. Flow allows us to end the ceaseless inner chatter which creates a greater potential for happiness and peak performance.
Mind without Mind is the modern-day athlete's manual for peak performance. Learn why and how to train your mind, but also learn to mentally recover in an ever-changing restless world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marek seeks to understand one fundamental question: What is holding you back from performing at your best? From his own experiences as a high-level athlete he understood that for him, it was his mental game.
He has worked with various individuals, teams, and organizations (including, but not limited to sport) helping to enhance mental performance and group dynamics. Notable clients include Team Canada athletes, CFL champions, Olympic hopefuls, as well as Special Olympics athletes and coaches.
When he is not annoying his clients with "Yoda" quotes, he enjoys staying competitive and healthy playing soccer and trail running. He holds a Kinesiology degree specializing in Sports Performance from the University of Alberta, a Master of Medical Science specializing in Sport Psychology from Lund University (Sweden), as well as a Master of Sport Science in Diagnostics and Intervention from Leipzig University (Germany). He is also a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA).