Submitted by romeo on Sun, 04/25/2021 - 19:03


“Context is more important than content so meet people where they are” 

Kobe said: "George helped me understand the art of mindfulness. To be neither distracted or focused, rigid or flexible, passive or aggressive. I learned just to be."

Phil Jackson said the following: "George has ‘Mumfied' the teams I've coached over the past 20 years. He has a style of mindfulness that goes beyond 'just sitting/breathing' to focusing while in action. For anyone needing to perform at the highest level, this book is for you."

George Mumford has a deeply moving personal story. A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts (where he roomed with Dr. J, Julius Erving), injuries forced Mumford out of the game he loved. The medications that helped him get over his injuries also led him to the losing path of heroin addiction. 

When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling team—someone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began.

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