Neurofeedback is a highly effective approach in managing a range of brain-based conditions, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, insomnia, and more. However, this innovative therapy’s applications aren’t limited to controlling symptoms and correcting abnormalities. Neurofeedback can also be used to ‘tune’ well-functioning brains to enhance a person’s mental abilities and allow them to perform at their peak.
Neurofeedback has been successfully used for peak performance within a number of professions, including sports performance, musical performance, executive performance and more.
Peak Performance occurs when a person is totally alert and focused while maintaining a relaxed physical body.
A person’s ability to focus and concentrate is hindered when stress and tension is carried in the body. Neurofeedback increases resilience and an individual’s ability to deal with stress. It improves mental clarity, decision making capabilities and focus. Productivity, competency and efficiency are enhanced.
Peak performance training using neurofeedback can be likened to training in a gym. With repeated exercise, just as muscles respond and gain strength, the brain similarly learns to self-regulate more and more optimally. Neurofeedback training is effective for performance because it helps to improve a wide range of brain functions such as a person’s concentration, confidence, creativity and memory.
Neurofeedback can also help guide the brain into states associated with what one might call “the zone”: a clear, lucid state in which many people achieve optimal performance. The treatment delivers the same benefits as long-term meditation, which also has very positive and measurable medical benefits.
There are many users of neurofeedback to enhance performance. Neurofeedback has been used for optimizing performance by athletes, musicians, performers and dancers. It is also used by the military, NASA, executives, students, teachers and scientists to encourage their brain to function at its best.
Many of these users believe this gives them a competitive advantage and do not publicise or even comment on speculation about their use of neurofeedback. At the Centre for Brain Training, we can help you overcome personal or professional challenges without having uncomfortable conversations about your feelings with a stranger.
The most frequently listed benefits of peak performance training are:
improved concentration, focus and attention
easier decision making
reduced number of errors
shorter response time
more efficient memory
improved resilience and immunity to stress
greater productivity and efficiency
less susceptibility to “burning out“
quicker and deeper relaxation
increased mind/body integration
enhanced well-being and better relationships
reduced anxiety, stage fright and performance anxiety
increased self-confidence and assertiveness
better self-control and anger management
development of self-awareness, intuition and sensory awareness
improved intelligence(IQ) – an increase of 10-12 points has been demonstrated in some studies