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Zen Sports To Boost Player Performance At Boca Bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boca resident, philanthropist, businesswoman and author, Barb Schmidt, intends to transform how athletes achieve the stellar level of performance required to bring home championships when she launches Zen Sports at the inaugural Boca Bowl on Tuesday, December 23 at the FAU stadium.  

Fostering peak performance, the Zen Sports program is designed to alleviate the negative stressors that prompted the NFL to adopt a new personal conduct policy last week. Responding to concerns about the stress athletes face – both positive and negative – Schmidt developed the Zen Sports curriculum to facilitate focus, master coping skills and develop leadership.

Zen Sports delivers a practical, easy path for athletes to manage stress so they are focused, energized and in control. Schmidt will share her expertise on mindfulness and meditation with both teams competing in the Bowl, so they take the field with the most advantageous mindset. 

Schmidt explains, "Meditation is really magical when coupled with exercise. When used this way, you connect to your own deep source of energy. It improves endurance and helps you stay 'in the zone.'" Schmidt will remind the teams of the success that Super-Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks enjoyed when they incorporated meditation and yoga into their training.   

Zen Sports is an initiative of Schmidt's non-profit Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, a key sponsor of the Boca Raton Bowl, and is based on the principles outlined in her international best-selling book The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness, and its companion, The Practice Sports Workbook. Schmidt also works with FAU Sports to implement mindfulness training to their efforts to build a nationally ranked sports franchise.

At this year's inaugural Boca Raton Bowl, Conference USA champions Marshall (12-1) will take on Mid-American Conference champs Northern Illinois (11-2) in what promises to be an exciting competition to prove they belong in the top tiers. The game airs on ESPN.

About Barb Schmidt Barb Schmidt is an international speaker, spiritual mentor, and author of The Practice.  She founded Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life to serve those who seek to live a meaningful life. She has devoted more than 30 years to her studies with inspirational leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Marianne Williamson.  She also offers workshops and classes on spiritual practices and hosts events with many notable speakers.

For more information, visit www.peacefulmindpeacefullife.org and www.barbschmidt.com 

Contact: Karen Kingsley, [email protected], (203) 226-0199

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