Peak Performance: Train Your Brain to Improve Your Game
The ability to focus and to maintain control of your emotions is crucial in maximizing performance in the workplace, in athletic sports, and in daily life. Neurofeedback, a research-informed intervention, is a brain based approach to mental training, and is used to improve both concentration and emotional regulation.
Just like an athlete trains their muscles to improve performance, Neurofeedback trains your brain to improve emotional resilience, concentration, and emotional control. When the brain is functioning optimally, it is like a beautiful song; each instrument plays in harmony with the rest of band to produce a clear melody. When one instrument plays louder or out-of-tune with the band, the melody is less clear and the song is affected.
At Integrated Neuropsychological Services, we use QEEG techniques to determine ways in which to improve focus, decision making, attention, and processing speed. To use our music metaphor, we determine what “instruments” (or brainwaves) are playing too loudly or softly, and help train the brain to improve its harmony (intra-brain regulation) and therefore its melody (overall functioning).
Business executives, Surgeons, and pro-athletes have used Neurofeedback to improve concentration, decision making skills, and emotional control in order to advance their skills. Below are a series of articles documenting professional use of Neurofeedback in athletics.
Once I started doing (the Neurofeedback technology) for a few months, it changed my life, the way I act and the way that I think, and it’s helped my game so much.
– Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Clippers
How Does it Work?
Interested individuals first met with one of INPS’ Neuropsychologists, Dr. Anne Ward Stevens or Dr. Robert Coben,to discuss goals of peak performance training. Next, clients receive QEEG analysis, or brain functional analysis, to create a brain map which guides treatment protocols. This brain map allows us to see a picture of how a brain is functioning, by gathering information in real time and then comparing it to a database of demographically matched Electroencephalogram (EEG) data. Drs. Stevens or Coben then generate a Neurofeedback protocol, which is the brain training portion of peak performance. After approximately 10-12 sessions of Neurofeedback, which last approximately 30 minutes each, clients are retested with a QEEG to investigate how the brain has changed throughout treatment.
How Much does it Cost?