“All the tennis sessions were based in integral life skills… self-awareness, teamwork, taking responsibility.”
In this episode, I talk with John Thompson and Sean Wilkinson about their presentation at the Integral Theory Conference: The Birth of Integral Sports. John and Sean have a fascinating success story to tell about the fusion of Integral Theory – and practice – with sports. Together they started a Tennis Academy, grounded in integral principles. It wasn’t long before it became a kind of integral “community center” for the whole neighborhood. Even parents ended up benefitting from workshops… and integral coaching! Despite the fact that many of them would never have otherwise known what it was.
John and Sean practice “Circling,” which is an interrelational reflective practice, a form of shared mindfulness where you note the thoughts and feelings going on within you as you relate to another person.
Circling had a huge impact on the children’s development, as you’ll see. Listen in and hear their story.
This Episode’s Related Links and Information:
Parents in Sports: An Integral Coaching website for parents of athletes.