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  • Neurofeedback and Peak Performance

    I first posted the blog below in 2009. It was one of my first posts. It featured my husband’s input on the value of NeurOptimal. I’m republishing it this month in his memory.

    bigstockphoto_Softball_In_The_Grass_2157531How 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 for peak performance.

    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 NeurOptimal® Dynamical 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-R
    New York Neurofeedback

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