Sept. 14, 2022

Mental Fitness for First Responders and Military | S2 E37

Can we exercise the mind to build mental fitness? Yes, says performance expert Erik Leslie from Modern Mindfulness. Erik has trained professionals in the world’s toughest careers (first responders, Special Forces and Apache Pilots) with simple ways to become present in high-stress situations.


Can we exercise the mind to build mental fitness? Yes, says performance expert Erik Leslie from Modern Mindfulness. Erik has trained professionals in the world’s toughest careers (first responders, Special Forces and Apache Pilots) with simple ways to become present in high-stress situations.

Erik talks about what modern mindfulness is, how to integrate it into daily life and work, and how it differs from the recurring cliches about meditation. He explains how to heal unhealthy stress, reduce anxiety and burnout to unlock a happier, more productive life, both on and off the clock.

Do you resist rather than accept our unpleasant thoughts and feelings? Are you coping with an overwhelming amount of mental stress?  With 15+ years of experience working as a mindfulness and performance consultant for the military, doctors, and athletes, Erik Leslie has a rare combination of skills and experience in training the world’s toughest careers. He is a certified teacher from UMass Medical School in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and received a Masters in Psychology from University of Denver.

As the Co-Founder and Lead Teacher at Modern Mindfulness, Erik works with individuals and organizations to heal unhealthy stress, reduce anxiety and burnout to unlock a happier, more productive life, both on and off the clock.

He has designed mindfulness and performance courses for Special Forces and Apache Pilots, as well as several Hospital Clinics. Currently, Erik teaches many top mindfulness teachers on how to build a mindful business, deepen their practice and offer some of the best training for their clients.

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Erik Leslie

Mindfulness Teacher | Performance Consultant

With 15+ years of experience working as a mindfulness and performance consultant for the military, doctors, and athletes, Erik’s education, long-term mindfulness practice, and experience in training the world’s toughest careers, provides a rare combination of skills. He is a certified teacher from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and received a Masters in Psychology from University of Denver.

As the Co-Founder and Lead Teacher at Modern Mindfulness, he works with both individuals and organizations to heal unhealthy stress, reduce anxiety and burnout to unlock a happier, more productive life both on and off the clock.

He has designed mindfulness and performance courses for organizations including the Special Forces and Apache Pilots, as well as several of Darnell’s Hospital Clinics. Currently, Erik teaches many of the top mindfulness teachers in the world on how to build a mindful business, deepen their practice and offer some of the best training for their clients.