“Some days I’m on top of my game. Some days I shouldn’t even come off the bench.” Anyone who has played any sport, performed in public or been in charge of anything can relate to that quote. Some days just seem better than others. At BiofeedbackWORKS in Virginia our goal is to give people increased “better” days.
Peak Performance Training is helping your brain “be all that it can be.” At BiofeedbackWORKS we know that neurofeedback training is not limited to specific issues that inhibit function such as, for example, head trauma, ADHD, psychological trauma or migraines. We also help clients who are functioning at high levels of competency by “fine tuning” their brain function, resulting in reportedly much better scores/performances.
An elite athlete, corporate executive, concert musician, or other professional experiences pressure and fatigue over a lifetime. Wear and tear on the brain’s ability to cope with stressful situations can cause resistance to change, inflexibility and impulsive reactions. When we feel that the world is changing around us, or “I am not as young as I once was,” is there nothing to do? No matter at what level you begin, neurofeedback can help you optimize your function.
Just as a mechanic might hook your car engine up to a computer to assess trouble areas, we use Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG) assessments to determine which areas of the brain might not be operating at optimum levels. We then target those areas, providing the brain with feedback, training it to operate more efficiently. In a sense, we help your brain “get in the zone”…. and stay there. Upon leaving one of his neurofeedback sessions, one golfer said “I’ve taken three strokes off my game. Whatever you do, don’t tell any of my buddies about this!”
Neurofeedback training cannot necessarily turn anyone into a “super star.” But it can…and DOES…allow people to operate at their best.
Research indicates that neurofeedback does increase I.Q. and maintain level of I.Q, by keeping brain networks working like a well-oiled machine. When brain function falters, it is often “life” that is the cause, but when it is difficult or impossible to get back on track the brain needs direction.
An elite performer, is operating at a level above the normed group, so we recognize that training to a “normed” population is not always the goal for peak performance. We train the brain based on extensive interview, intake and assessment as to what is the behavior that is most intrusive to the expectation level of success.
Some individuals take their games/sports much more seriously than others. They are not looking for simply having a good time. They are looking for consistency. One day a golfer finishes three strokes under par. The next day she/he is four strokes over. One day someone playing slow-pitch consistently gets on base. The next day he/she continually strikes out. These are indicators that while some individuals have the capacity to excel, some days their brains are “working against them.” This can prove to be frustrating, since negative thinking, self doubt and lack of positive expectations contribute to a down-hill trajectory.
The CEO may have a well-oiled machine surrounding him/her but the leader needs to called upon 24/7 (or it may feel that way), to build a company or an enterprise. The requirements to maintain the schedule can become patterned behavior, and therefore building flexibility is a necessity to go the distance for the marathon of life.
While there can be any number of physical and emotional reasons contributing to someone’s performance, we at BiofeedbackWORKS mitigate the problems caused by ineffective brain function. Professionals, amateurs and weekend athletes have found doing neurofeedback rewarding.