…and Peak Performance

What is peak performance training?

Peak Performance training focuses on the power of the mind and mental skills training to help you reach your goals in any aspect of your life, be it school, career, sports or home.  While it is certainly true that not everything is within your control, many things are and we work with you to help you use your brain to its optimum potential.

How is does the peak performance training affect the brain?

Regardless of the task at hand, your success depends on two main factors which are equally important in preparing for a major business presentation, getting in position to make the winning shot of the game, or sitting down for a final exam:

Your attention/concentration.

The better one is able to focus and sustain focus across time, the better one is able to perform whatever task is presented. There are many factors that can interfere with attention/concentration including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, an over-active mind, etc. The ability to focus one’s mind as needed is a foundation for optimal performance.  When you perform well in a challenging situation, your brain waves are able to adapt quickly, focusing when you need to rise to the occasion and relaxing when there is a chance to help extend your endurance

Your emotional control.

In order to perform at one’s best, there must be an optimal level of physiological arousal. Insufficient arousal (e.g. boredom, lack of motivation, depression) impedes performance, as does overarousal (anxiety, stress, anger, etc). Being able to control one’s emotions, to generate and direct the optimum amount of emotional energy for a given task is the other foundation for optimal performance.

What results can I expect to see as a result of peak performance training?  

The mind can also be a HUGE disadvantage when you don’t know how to use it.  We teach people to reduce mental interference and use the mind to their advantage to achieve their potential.  In terms of brainwaves, mental interference emerges as excess amplitude (i.e., the size of the brainwave) in certain frequency ranges.  Learning to regulate the size of your brainwaves can lead to a calmer mind and less emotional overreactivity.

Sports – improving your mental game can lead to…

    • Improved Attention, Decreased Impulsivity
    • Improved Concentration
    • Increased ability to manage emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, etc.)
    • More effective decision making during competition
    • Increased accessibilty to a relaxed focus state of play (aka. “The Zone”)
    • Increased confidence
    • Decreased injury recovery period

Work – taking the next step toward success may mean…

    • Improved sleep; slowing a busy mind
    • Improved Attention, Decreased Impulsivity
    • Improve Concentration
    • Learn to work cooperatively with your coworkers
    • Increased ability to manage emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, etc.)
    • More effective decision making under pressure
    • Increased confidence
    • Decreased stress/vulnerability to sickness

School – making school easier and more fun by…

    • Improved Attention, Decreased Impulsivity
    • Increased ability to manage emotions (anxiety, anger, frustration, etc.)
    • Increased confidence
    • Improved social interactions
    • Better sleep quality, which facilitates learning.