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18 - Dr. Liz Nobis talks about building the mindfulness muscle one rep at a time

April 17, 2024 Jenny Cheifetz
18 - Dr. Liz Nobis talks about building the mindfulness muscle one rep at a time
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18 - Dr. Liz Nobis talks about building the mindfulness muscle one rep at a time
Apr 17, 2024
Jenny Cheifetz

Dr. Liz Nobis earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Biola University's Rosemead School of Psychology in 2021 and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Penn's Counseling Services before beginning with athletics. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Liz spent several years within the public health and non-profit fields conducting research, statistical analysis, and educational programming in the Philadelphia area. Originally hailing from Oregon, Dr. Liz earned a master's in public health from Drexel in 2012 following her bachelor's degree in general science from the University of Oregon. She is an avid runner, basketball fan, and lover of all Philly sports, and enjoys the nerdier things in life such as reddit, data analytics, and board games.

Dr. Liz's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. "For so many people, being is a really painful place to be." Technology makes it harder for this current generation to be in the moment, still and quiet, with their thoughts, without distraction. Therefore, the mindfulness muscle must be built.
  2. Just hearing a notification on your phone can take your concentration from an in-depth state to a place where you need 17-22 minutes to return to that original point of deep concentration.
  3. Because of technology, there haven't been as many opportunities for low-risk interactions that could feel like conflict for today's generation. So much communication happens over text and Snapchat and other apps that they aren't getting the immediate feedback of how their words impact other people, which helps develop empathy.
  4. The number 1 competitor of streaming services is SLEEP, because they want more of your attention.
  5. Tip for student athletes: check in with how you are doing. 

Dr. Liz's suggestions for quick ways to get relief if you need a break;

  • hot shower, coloring, writing, listening to music, call a friend from home
  • something that feels good
  • not to accomplish a task
  • anything just to relieve pressure

Note to UPENN students and families: Dr. Liz mentioned pre-recording a bunch of mental health resources specific to the University. If you are a Penn student, athlete or not, and would like to seek out mental health services, feel free to contact me,

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Show Notes

Dr. Liz Nobis earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Biola University's Rosemead School of Psychology in 2021 and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Penn's Counseling Services before beginning with athletics. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Liz spent several years within the public health and non-profit fields conducting research, statistical analysis, and educational programming in the Philadelphia area. Originally hailing from Oregon, Dr. Liz earned a master's in public health from Drexel in 2012 following her bachelor's degree in general science from the University of Oregon. She is an avid runner, basketball fan, and lover of all Philly sports, and enjoys the nerdier things in life such as reddit, data analytics, and board games.

Dr. Liz's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. "For so many people, being is a really painful place to be." Technology makes it harder for this current generation to be in the moment, still and quiet, with their thoughts, without distraction. Therefore, the mindfulness muscle must be built.
  2. Just hearing a notification on your phone can take your concentration from an in-depth state to a place where you need 17-22 minutes to return to that original point of deep concentration.
  3. Because of technology, there haven't been as many opportunities for low-risk interactions that could feel like conflict for today's generation. So much communication happens over text and Snapchat and other apps that they aren't getting the immediate feedback of how their words impact other people, which helps develop empathy.
  4. The number 1 competitor of streaming services is SLEEP, because they want more of your attention.
  5. Tip for student athletes: check in with how you are doing. 

Dr. Liz's suggestions for quick ways to get relief if you need a break;

  • hot shower, coloring, writing, listening to music, call a friend from home
  • something that feels good
  • not to accomplish a task
  • anything just to relieve pressure

Note to UPENN students and families: Dr. Liz mentioned pre-recording a bunch of mental health resources specific to the University. If you are a Penn student, athlete or not, and would like to seek out mental health services, feel free to contact me,

Check out https://www.jentlecoaching.com for more information about Jentle Coaching.
And be sure to follow @jentlecoaching on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news/offers.
Join the Sideline Sisters Facebook Group and be a part of our growing community.
Book a CONNECTION CALL with Jenny from Jentle Coaching to get information about coaching and breathwork services.
Want to get Jenny's newsletter?
Download Jenny's FREE MEDITATION

Sign up for Podcast like a Mother: Podcast Creation Course

**The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Messages and discussions on this podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This podcast contains links to other third party websites. Such links are only for the convenience and enjoyment of the reader, user, or browser.