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Peak Performance Training

Why Your BRAIN Needs REST

Idle time, sometimes thought to invite the devil’s handiwork, is often seen as wasteful and rarely appreciated in modern society. Most “peak performers” in our society tend to report feeling guilty about “wasting time.” When asked what “wasting time” actually looks like, typical responses include watching Netflix, playing Solitaire, taking a nap, or even spending time to talking to an old friend. Many feel as though they could be doing something productive such as learning, making money, cleaning or organizing. This leads many individuals to believe they need to be “humans doing” instead of humans being; however, the research on …

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Neurofeedback for Peak Performance Training

Neurofeedback training has been demonstrated to improve cognitive skills, emotion regulation abilities, and psychophysiological functioning. Athletes, business and medical professionals, and musicians and other performers have used neurofeedback to elevate their functioning in these domains to superior levels. Neurofeedback, particularly for peak performance training, is best when used in an individualized treatment approach. After acquiring information about one’s individual brain wave activity, target areas can be identified to help that individual learn new, more effective ways of problem solving and dealing with stressful, high-pressure situations. Therefore, neurofeedback is best when it is targeting the “‘right brainwave, at the right time, …

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Helpful Tips to Decrease Procrastination

Research has consistently shown that our own thought patterns can have a profound impact on our behavior. A study by Dr. Erik Peper and colleagues looked at the way in which many people tend to respond to their own habits of procrastination: by beating themselves up. They found something interesting: while it is common for those who procrastinate to chastise themselves for their lack of productivity, usually assuming this will help them to correct the behavior in the future, the research shows that this actually makes the issue worse. As the researchers state in the article, “When we procrastinate or blame …

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Neurofeedback Helps Italian Soccer Players Stay on Top

Italy is a nation of soccer lovers — even its politicians have referred to it as “the soccer country in the world” — and members of Italy’s World Cup-winning team have used neurofeedback as a critical component of their training. Trainers from Melbourne-based practice The Mind Room used a multi-modal biofeedback system to monitor and assess the athletes’ physiological state, while guiding them through relaxation, meditation and visualization techniques to help them to achieve a state of quiet readiness. Using these techniques, athletes were better able to train themselves to get “in the zone” and stay performing at an optimal …

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How Neurofeedback Works for Peak Performance

Neurofeedback has been widely used to help treat mental health issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. But even people without specific mental health concerns can benefit from the treatment’s ability to boost focus and create a sense of calm wellbeing. This article from the Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at how athletes are using it to achieve peak performance in their chosen sport. Neurofeedback isn’t just useful for athletes’ peak performance, though — it has been used by business leaders, artists, and just about anyone who wants to improve their focus and calm, even under stress. …

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Baseball Pro Using Neurofeedback to Improve Mental Focus

Major league baseball player Brian Barden was looking for a way to cut out distractions and self-destructive thoughts and take his game to the next level. He enlisted the help of Scottsdale, Ariz. psychologist and neurofeedback practitioner Sanford Silverman. By using neurofeedback to assess his brain function, Dr. Silverman can then help Brian practice his concentration using techniques such as the S.M.A.R.T. Brain Games program, a video game controlled by the player’s brain waves that was originally developed by NASA. Barden already credits the therapy for a clearer mind and better focus on the field. Click here to read more! …

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Video: Neurofeedback for Peak Performance

This is a fantastic video resource from EEGInfo.com. Most people already know that neurofeedback is a great option for helping individuals cope with ADHD, autism, chronic pain and numerous other conditions. But even individuals without any of these conditions can benefit from neurofeedback to help them boost their focus and get “in the zone.” The video features the work of neurofeedback practitioners Rae Tattenbaum and Sue Othmer, who use the technology to help individuals learn techniques to find a state of relaxed alertness that contributes to optimal performance. Check out the video to learn more: For more videos, click here! …

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Using Neurofeedback to Enhance Athletic Performance

This study by Dr. Corydon Hammond, published in the Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology, explores how neurofeedback can be used to boost performance in athletes of various sports. By quieting and focusing the mind, neurofeedback helps athletes get “in the zone” more easily and stay there, even under immense pressure. In addition, the therapy can help to improve cognitive function after a mild head injury, or help athletes control their emotions in the middle of stressful events. Dr. Hammond also believes the therapy has tremendous untapped potential to help improve physical balance in sports where it is …

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Neurofeedback: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms

If you ask someone whether they’ve heard of Prozac, they are more than likely to say yes — yet if you ask someone about neurofeedback, most people aren’t quite as familiar. Neurofeedback has been shown to treat numerous mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and more. Even if you just want to boost your mental performance or focus, it has helped many people to reduce “clutter” in their minds and discover strategies for accessing a state of calmer, more focused awareness. More and more research continues to support neurofeedback’s role in helping individuals treat their mental health …

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Giving Thanks, Getting Health: The Science of Gratitude

Gratitude is important. We know gratitude as something you show towards other people to appreciate what they do for you. But (perhaps a little ironically) gratitude is also good for the person giving it. The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley recently launched a multi-million-dollar, 3-year project called Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude. The goals of the project are to expand the body of scientific research that explores the effects of gratitude, seeks to apply these findings in medical, educational and other fields using the evidence gained, and finally, to expand the cultural conversation surrounding …

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