What is Performance Psychology?
Performance psychology is a subdivision of psychology that examines factors influencing optimal performance of human beings. Performance Psychology goes a step further to help in the areas of sport, business and creative pursuits. Established principles of performance psychology are employed to assist people who need to be at the top of their game, produce superior results often under pressure of competition, role or spectator expectation.
Performance psychology presents new possibilities for improving and enhancing human performance. Interventions, consultation, & coaching help to develop in the performer, those mental states that can enhance optimal performance and equip them with cognitive skills required to overcome and triumph under difficult conditions. (https://larrygmaguire.com/what-is-performance-psychology/)
How does this help me?
The Drs at NeuroAthlete use an updated, functional approach to help clients address the root of the problems. Some of the most commonly seen concerns include the following: depression, anxiety, insomnia, essential hypertension (high blood pressure with no known medical cause), trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, athlete performance anxiety, emotional stressors from medical problems (cancer, chronic disease), brain fog and lack of motivation, and a host of other issues.
There is no “one size fits all” solution. Each person experiences a unique interplay of genetic, biological, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Considering the individuality of each client is necessary for best results. Especially for an athlete!
The NeuroAthlete interdisciplinary environment go beyond strictly behavior and uses many tools to identify the factors that lead to problems you want to solve:
- Genetic factors
- Biological deficits
- Nutritional deficits
- Poor gut health
- Hormonal imbalance
- Toxicity issues
- Sensory disorders (vision, balance, etc..)
- Lifestyle habits
- Dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs
- Self-defeating behavioral patterns
Once any deficits are identified, changes in nutrition, environment, lifestyle, and thinking skills are used to optimize brain health and amplify performance. Support and interdisciplinary referrals are offered within the same building for a seamless, convenient client experience. Support and follow up are available as needed to solidify improvements and create permanent change.
Putting you in control
Technology including neurofeedback, Heart Rate Variation (HRV) training, and more are effective technological interventions that can amplify improvements, solidify gains, improve insight and empower the individual to get results on their own. Clients who need to improve performance under high pressure include professional athletes and special operations military whose success and career depend on split second timing. Whether you are a client experiencing the winter blues or a professional athlete hoping to improve focus and performance under the highest-pressure situations, we can help you experience long lasting improvements and operate at your highest level!
Concussion and Prevention
Unfortunately, injuries occur, and concussion is a feared situation by most athletes, both sport and tactical (military/police/fire/EMT). Brain injuries don’t only happen in sports or tactical operations – even relatively low-impact motor vehicle accidents can result in a concussion. The team at NeuroAthlete have you covered! Check out our concussion baseline and management program here and see how NeuroAthlete can help individuals and teams reduce their risk of concussion and improve performance at the same time.