I recently attended the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) conference held in Austin, Texas. It was an excellent conference, with many informative and useful workshops. I came away from the conference with messages from two of the Keynote Speakers that I thought to be of particular importance for public consumption. What follows is a brief summary of those two:
Anxiety as a Contributor to Mortality and Ways to Combat It
One of the Keynote Speakers, Dr. Julian Thayer, has published over 250 research papers and (more…)
The Importance of Attention:
Any way you look at it, the ability to attend, or to focus, is extremely important. It is not only people with ADHD who can benefit from improving their attention. The better you focus, the better you will be able to do whatever it is you are going to do. This applies to work, school, sports, relationships, and everything else. There is a perfect, positive correlation between how well you perform and your ability to focus. A friend and colleague, Lawrence Edwards, Ph.D., has written: “Attention is an extremely valuable commodity. Without attention nothing flourishes. None of your relationships, your goals for a career, your hopes and dreams, nothing comes into being or is sustained or grows without attention” (Awakening Kundalini: The Path to Radical Freedom (2013) pp. 242). (more…)
The Importance of Mind at Rest
At this point in our evolution, the optimally functioning brain should be able to reach an optimum level of activation for whatever task is before it, maintain that optimum level of activation for the duration of the task, and then achieve a state of rest in preparation for the next task to be presented. The basic foundation of this process is the ability to attain a resting state whenever possible. It is this basic ability that is being adversely affected by modern society and that individuals must find a way to address if they want to perform at their best. (more…)
As the New Year approaches and people start to talk about New Year’s Resolutions (and we work non-stop to get our expanded office space ready) I’ve been thinking a lot about Sadar Psychological and Sports – who we are, what we believe in, and how we can keep improving.
How do Psychology and Sports fit together???
People have regularly asked me why we chose to name the practice Sadar Psychological and Sports Center…The name was based on our philosophy that both mental and physical wellness are (more…)