Are you an athlete? Top executive? Musician? Meditator? Or just someone who wants to maximize their potential and gain an edge in whatever they do? If so, optimizing your brain is key! Your brain affects everything you think, feel, and do, so when it functions at its best, you function at your best! Our integrative neurotherapy services can help you achieve peak performance of your mind and body so that you can become your best self and the best in your field!
Utilizing a tool such as neurofeedback training can even help individuals move from “amateur” to “peak performer” at an accelerated rate while supporting all other areas of their life. With better coping skills and greater physical and cognitive function, peak performers will reach their goals with more motivation and discernment.
Our neurotherapy services can help you:
- Increase processing speed and mental capacity
- Access your “flow state” with greater ease
- Strengthen your ability to regulate stress
- Heal any physical damage to the brain
- Maximize efficiency and productivity
- Enhance focus and concentration
- Increase energy and motivation
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Optimize learning and memory
- Gain an edge in what you do
- Enhance spatial awareness
- Recover from burnout
- Boost your creativity
- Feel at your best!
Getting to the roots
Peak performers often face a number of physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges related to their craft and high-level training, which can impair their performance over time. Training the brain can enhance cognitive function and maximize the body’s abilities.
Over the last several years, neurotherapy modalities, such as neurofeedback and transcranial neurostimulation, have become effective techniques to support physical and mental acuity for enhancing performance for athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, students, meditators, musicians, and artists alike.
In order to optimize performance, it’s important to first understand the cortical and physiological activity present when an individual is performing at their best. Research has studied not only how athletes, musicians, and entrepreneurs behave, but also what attributes they possess: creativity, quick reactions, calm focus, etc. Through measuring how these attributes manifest in the brain as cortical activity, we can help individuals replicate this activity through neurotherapy in order to harness their full potential. For example, EEG data from athletes has shown that increased production of alpha in the left temporal lobe when preparing to act (e.g. play a sonata, pitch an idea, or run a race) was associated with better performance.
This alpha activity in the left hemisphere supports the visuospatial processes of the right hemisphere, resulting in greater accuracy and fewer errors. Similarly, alpha activity in the frontal lobe is necessary for effective working memory, while sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) activity is related to attention and reaction times.
Neurotherapy has also been shown to support quicker recovery times from concussions as well as increase restorative sleep and energy levels. Research has also found improvements in processing speed, hand-eye coordination, and decision-making.
Furthermore, neurotherapy addresses the long-term, high levels of stress experienced by many athletes, executives, and other individuals aiming to perform at high levels. Unfortunately, stress hormones can damage the brain over time, so it is important to reverse this damage and reduce excess stress reactivity in the brain in order to optimize cognitive function.
How we can help
At NeuroGrove, the first step of any treatment package is a comprehensive assessment that includes QEEG brain mapping, swLORETA 3D imaging, neurocognitive assessments, psychophysiological assessments, and a thorough discussion of goals. This allows us to get a better picture of your individual brain’s areas of strength and growth.
Every person’s brain is different, so what works for one person might not work for the next–or could even make them worse! For this reason, we don’t do “one-size-fits-all” or “push-and-play” approaches like some other options on the market. Rather, we assess what each individual’s brain needs for them to overcome their personal barriers and become their optimal self. We then create an individualized training program for each client/team member in accordance with what their individual brain needs.
When it comes to your brain, quality is key! Dr. Ashlie Bell, the founder and director of NeuroGrove, is an internationally-renowned brain health expert and one of the most highly-trained neurotherapists in the country. Dr. Bell will determine the best brain training protocol for you, your brain, and your goals. You will also receive support from our team of quality neurotherapists and neurocoaches to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your training.
We offer both in person and remote neurofeedback services to support you in your goals and optimize your training experience. Traditionally, neurofeedback has only been available within clinical offices; however, as the technology has evolved, we have evolved with it! Thus, we now offer the option to bring our services to you with the convenience of training at home, in your office, on the road, or on the field. Training remotely also offers the benefit of unlimited training that can be done anywhere, at any time, for an affordable price. We even work with entire teams to address collective goals and maximize each team member’s movement toward those goals.
We also pair these neurotherapy services with various cognitive exercises aimed at improving reaction times, memory, focus, creativity, etc. Biofeedback, movement therapy, and mindfulness training are also great tools for gaining more control over emotional regulation and physiological responses like heart rate, breathing, and muscle tension. Furthermore, we will provide extensive education and support to help you provide your brain with the nutrients it needs, reduce neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity, boost the growth of new neurons, and address other factors related to brain wellness.
Additionally, we offer a number of other virtual and in-person services to provide a whole-person, whole-system approach, including nutrition and wellness coaching, movement therapies, mindfulness training, psychotherapy, and extensive online education. Whichever services you choose to engage with, we will work collaboratively with you to address your goals from an integrative lens so you can optimize your brain and maximize your potential!
What the research says
The more we understand the brain, the better able we are to maximize its potential for learning, production, and creativity. Recent research has found neurotherapy to be an effective tool for addressing brain health and helping individuals gain more control over their physiological and cortical processes.
A 2015 review of the research examining improvements in cognitive performance following neurofeedback training revealed significant gains in memory, intelligence, sustained attention, executive function, mood, and overall wellbeing.
Another study looking at how neurofeedback affects golf performance found that not only are there recognizable brain patterns related to optimal mental states, but neurotherapy can effectively train the brain to drop into these states when needed. Participants in the study underwent neurofeedback training while doing multiple stages of putting exercises. The percentage of successful putts was significantly larger during the stages when neurofeedback was applied, suggesting it be an effective tool for helping participants slip into mental states correlated with enhanced sports performance.
An additional study examined the effects of neurofeedback on improving performance in expert rifle shooters. Pre-post comparisons revealed that the group that received the neurofeedback treatment showed significant improvements in their accuracy, whereas the group that did not receive neurofeedback failed to show any significant improvements.
Peak performance neurotherapy has also been shown to help with enhancing music performance. Researchers worked with students who were undergoing stressful music performance assessments. They found that they students who received neurofeedback training aimed at relaxation and attention demonstrated performance improvements. They also found these improvements to be highly correlated with learning to raise theta over alpha band amplitudes.
For more research studies on this topic, see our Research page.
Arns, M., Kleinnijenhuis, M., Fallahpour, K., & Bretler, R. (2007). Golf performance enhancement and real-life neurofeedback training using personalized event-locked EEG profiles. Journal of Neurotherapy, 11(4), 11–18.
Egner, T., & Gruzelier, J. H. (2003). Ecological validity of neurofeedback: Modulation of slow wave EEG enhances musical performance. NeuroReport, 14(9), 1221–1224.
Gruzelier, J., Foks, M. Steffert, T. Chen, M., Ros, T. (2014). Beneficial outcome from EEG-neurofeedback on creative music performance, attention and well-being in school children. Biological Psychology, 95, 86-95.
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