How Neurofeedback Performance Brain Training Can Help

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Let’s face it, performing at your peak comes with high demands. However these demands can result in a prolonged state of stress which effects your brain’s ability to function properly. These physical, mental, and emotional impacts often steal your ability to succeed. The results of this can include:

  • Inability to focus

  • Migraines

  • Insomnia

  • Depression

  • Lack of self-control

  • Emotional breakdowns

Could Irregular Brainwaves be Causing This?

Our brain produces brainwaves that communicate with one another at rapid speeds. These brainwaves control our emotions, attitudes, and actions. However, if the timing of this communication is off even slightly, the ability to learn and function can be impaired.

Due to our environment and the ongoing stressors impacting the body every second of every day, the body can become overloaded and our brainwaves can become abnormal. The longer the impact, the greater the imbalance, which leads to decreased function and performance.  

This creates abnormalities in attention, memory processes, drowsiness, and movement control because our brainwaves cannot make the proper connections. When this occurs we can experience mood swings, difficulty in learning, and the inability to focus.

How can Neurofeedback performance brain training help?

The good news is there are simple exercises you can do to train the brain to produce the proper brainwaves. This allows the brain to make the connections it needs to, using less effort and energy. When this happens, you are able to gain greater control of your emotions, your self-control increases, and you are able to improve focus helping you become more productive. 

Neurofeedback is the solution that accomplishes this. It is a form of passive, training exercises for the brain that is fun and effective for all ages. 

How does Neurofeedback work?

You can train the brain to transform abnormal brainwaves into a healthy, organized pattern. When this happens the brain naturally becomes more stable, operating efficiently and optimally. Neurofeedback takes advantage of the same learning process that occurs whenever we acquire a new skill.

Quite simply, Neurofeedback is a passive training method to teach the brain to function in a more balanced and healthy way by providing the perfect learning conditions. Because neurofeedback is a series of exercises to train your brain it does not require pills or a medical procedure, which parents love! 

What does a Neurofeedback session look like?

Each session will include Neurofeedback training through various exercises such as games and videos, Biofeedback training to sync breathing with heart rate and increase oxygen flow throughout the body, coaching and consultations, and progress tracking. 

What are the results of Neurofeedback?

Improvements from neurofeedback that have been clinically observed include:

  • Better Productivity at work and school.

  • Improved task performance.

  • Laser focus and concentration.

  • Reduced migraine attacks.

  • Manage emotions with calmness and security.

  • Greater self-control with less hyperactivity.

  • Better quality of sleep at night. 

Who is Using Neurofeedback?

A number of professional athletes and Olympians are using neurofeedback to increase their performance on the field. Some of the athletes and organizations using neurofeedback are:

  • Kirk Cousins (NFL)

  • Kerri Walsh-Jennings (Olympic beach volleyball champion)

  • Italian World Cup Soccer Team (won the World Cup in 2006)

  • Canadian Olympic Ski Team in 2009 (won most gold medals of any country in 2010 Winter Olympics)

  • Football players from University of Notre Dame

  • St Thomas Aquinas High School (Florida state Champions and national champions for five years)

  • Athletes who played for the Boston Red Sox and the Dallas Mavericks

  • Plus many more….

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