Performance Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness is one of the most powerful skills leaders of all levels would be wise to develop
  • Aimed at staff at all levels


Mindfulness is one of the most powerful skills leaders of all levels would be wise to develop. Robust research has shown that mindfulness has profound value to leaders through its many benefits. With the enhanced focus and concentration afforded by mindfulness, you can start to see challenges and opportunities more clearly.


Mindfulness helps to tame the fear response, strengths internal emotional regulation, and significantly reduces stress. Mindfulness teaches you that you can perform well and make great decisions despite unwanted thoughts and emotions. The practice of mindfulness along with the advanced psychological skills of defusion, acceptance, and commitment help you to keep your focus on the task at hand rather than be disrupted by anxiety, fear and other unwanted emotions.


As part of this course, we will help you to develop a one-page profile of your performance, which you can refer back to, and update over a period of time. This will help you to self-manage around the factors which facilitate and debilitate performance.

  • Facilitator
  • Venue & Travel Information

Dr Mike Rotheram, External Consultant, Performance Mind

Mike is a HCPC Registered Performance Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He is the Director of Performance Mind Ltd and currently works as the Performance Psychologist with the England Women's Cricket Team. He also works as a Psychology Technical Lead within the English Institute of Sport supporting GB Boxing, British Athletics, GB Para Table Tennis and Cricket. Mike has a wealth of experience in the world of performance. He has been through three Olympic cycles with the GB Speed Skating team and recently finished working with the England Lions Cricket team. Mike completed his PhD in 2007 at Sheffield Hallam University. His PhD looked at the psychological mechanisms which underpin severe performance breakdowns such as the ‘yips’. Over the past 10 years he has worked as a performance consultant within education, business and health. He has worked extensively within Lancashire Education Authority delivering leadership training and coaching. He has also worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Boots and the NHS bringing the principles of performance psychology to the front line. Mike is a passionate and engaging presenter and brings the theory to life with his rich experience of working on the coalface in elite sport. 


For more information see the Performance Mind Website here.

Hopwood Hall College

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How to get here

By Road: The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 off the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre

By Rail: Rochdale train station is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.

By Bus: The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.

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