Thursday, February 18, 2010

Neurofeedback and Peak Performance

How can neurofeedback help you improve your game? Here are three of the ways:
  • Stay in the moment (this means being in the "flow" state)
  • Reduce anxiety and use that energy for your game
  • Be able to let go of mistakes and refocus quickly
Of course, this doesn't just apply to sports; but here's an interesting article about the Italian team that won the World Cup in 2006 using neurofeedback to help them play their best.

And a closer to home story: My husband has been playing softball in New York's Central Park on Saturdays for more than 25 years. He's a pitcher ("windmill," for those who know softball). He doesn't throw as fast or as hard now as he did when he was younger, but he is winning more games because he is more focused, he pitches "smarter," and he doesn't get derailed when his team makes errors behind  him. He's also having a lot more fun. He was the first person I started training when I began doing neurofeedback. He gives neurofeedback a lot of the credit (getting older and wiser helps, too).

Peak performance applies to everything we do in life. If you have questions about how neurofeedback could help you with your game (or in other ways), please post a question here or email me through my website.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

1 comment:

  1. It is such a nice post! very nice to read it! thanks for the sharing.