How do Olympians and other athletes rise to the top of their game? Deep commitment, physical training and an excellent coach are part of the crucial ingredients most people think of first. But would it surprise you to learn that brain training or neurofeedback is a secret weapon that elite athletes use to step up their performance? There are a number of benefits recognized by using this powerful, non-invasive training, which is a form of biofeedback that has been around since the 1970s. Here’s how it can help:
Neurofeedback Improves Sleep
Neurofeedback training can be profoundly calming to the mind. It makes sense that when brain waves are more organized and balanced that a natural outcome would be deeper and more restorative sleep. It’s no secret that adequate sleep is key for a healthy immune function, better health, and balanced moods.
Neurofeedback Helps Build Resiliency from Stress
Neurofeedback training sessions can help athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages better handle stress and emotional pressure. It is natural to feel anxious before a big game or performance. Neurofeedback can help relieve emotional pressures, self-inflicted or otherwise, that come with performing well. These training sessions can help you recover and rebound when the going gets tough. Fostering balanced brainwaves with neurofeedback goes a long way toward creating “mental toughness” that pairs well with physical talent and acumen.
Neurofeedback Can Help Focus Attention
Whether you`re an elite athlete, or someone training to remain fit and healthy in a stressful world, neurofeedback can help you train harder, and develop a more singular focus for improvement. “Training your brain” helps rid the mental clutter that can distract you from your goal. In short, neurofeedback training makes it easier to “stay in the zone” so you can train and perform your best.
Take It to the Next Level
If you’re looking to boost your athletic performance, consider a regimen of neurofeedback training for long-lasting improvements that will improve your physical training. Set up an in-person, complimentary consultation today with Dr. Ed Carlton, DC, BCN at his clinic in Manassas, Virginia to learn how neurofeedback might be right for you or someone you love. Download our free eBook and find out what others have to say about the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center and what makes us different from others in the greater Washington, DC metro area.