Sport is facing a reckoning as voices from all realms share experiences of maltreatment in its many forms – bullying, abuse, discrimination, and exploitation - and call for a reconciliation of current practice with the values sport upholds: excellence, respect, fairness, and community.
In other episodes of our sport, leadership and social change series, we have analyzed factors that may be contributing from problematic societal values, priorities, and norms to political and economic pressures.
In this episode we explore the concept of healing: healing the survivors, healing sport. We will examine such questions as, who needs healing support in sport? In what ways does sport itself need to heal from past and current harms? And how can we better support survivors of maltreatment in sport?
Host Jen Walinga is joined by 3 leaders in this realm:
- Dr. Shaunna Taylor, a mental performance consultant and certified clinical counsellor, Executive Director of Pacific Sport Okanagan in British Columbia, member of the viaSport Girls and Women's Advisory Group, and past Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association;
- Jason Dorland, performance consultant, Olympian, artist, educator and author of several books on the performance mindset;
- Rebecca Khoury, Founder of The Spirit of Trust, seasoned sport leader & executive provincially and nationally, and World-Class Karate Athlete.