Peak Performance And Neurofeedback


“Peak performance training is designed to make the already functional individual perform at a much higher level. The difference between two equally gifted athletes, one who excels and one who “also ran,” is more than likely the ability to perform at their peak when it counts. Two equally gifted children in school may not have the same grade point average and that could obviously be for a lot of reasons. We feel that the primary reason for this type of disparity is that one of the children is likely functioning closer to peak performance than the other child. We would all like to perform at our maximum potential in whatever we do, but that is not always the case. If the brain is slightly dysregulated, it is probably more easily distracted and focus and concentration are not as sharp.

A golfer, football player, stockbroker, and high school student taking a test will all do better if they have maximum concentration. Unfortunately, concentration is a problem for a lot of people if the brain is making too many slow-frequency waves, the brain is too sluggish for pinpoint concentration. If, on the other hand, the brain is racing, as in the case of anxiety, it cannot focus singularly on the task at hand. We need the midrange EEG waves to achieve optimum performance.” (Young Brains)

“One application of neurofeedback’s capacity to change focus and attention has been in the area of performance enhancement. Neurofeedback training has been shown to improve cognitive flexibility, creativity, athletic control, and inner awareness. I do not know of any other psychiatric treatment that can do that.

In Italy, Bruno Demichelis, the head psychologist of MilanLab, a research center established by soccer club AC Milan, taught his players to maintain a state of relaxation while watching video recordings of their errors, which led to increased mental and physiological control. In 2006 several of these players were members of the Italian team that won the World Cup. The following year, AC Milan won the European championship.

Chris Kaman of the Los Angeles Clippers, the 7-foot NBA center, is a poster child for neurofeedback training. In his early years in the NBA he had trouble concentrating and often lost track of what he was doing. After a series of neurofeedback sessions under the supervision of psychologist Tim Royer he averaged a career-high 17.9 points, 13.7 rebounds, and three blocks per game, and became a dominant center in the NBA. Kaman attributes his athletic improvement to neurofeedback.” (Neurofeedback . . . Developmental Trauma.)

Neurofeedback can improve your performance academically, professionally, athletically.

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain
by Sebern F. Fisher
Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain 1st Edition
by Sebern F. Fisher