Can you improve your performance on the court or in the courtroom?

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Whether for sport, music, or something else, does your child want to enhance their abilities but find that their mind is getting in the way? If you want your child to perform better, read on to find out how a few revolutionary technologies can help. First:

• Heart rate variability training: You may have seen heart rate variability training showing up everywhere these days. A lot of people are talking about it. However, it is important to understand that there’s a nuance to this form of training that involves more than just watching a YouTube video of a screen going up and down while you breathe with it. But can many people improve their heart rate variability this way? Probably, but I have also found that many people do not, despite months of using heart rate variability breathing. For this reason, it is better to use biofeedback equipment to measure heart rate variability and ensure that you’re making progress.

The literature on this topic is remarkable. With sustained practice using biofeedback equipment, heart rate variability improves many factors related to staying calm and at ease under stressful conditions. It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing tennis or golf or whether you’re an attorney, surgeon, performer, or musician; being able to stay calm under stressful conditions generally improves quality of life and enhances performance. In fact, if you open up a sports magazine, you’re likely to read about yet another athlete using neurofeedback or heart rate variability training.

Heart rate variability training is proven to work, but it’s important to understand that you need to use the right technology and practices for it to be effective. When you do so, performance improves. Moreover, heart rate variability is worth paying attention to if you’re interested in longevity because it is a predictor of life expectancy for several reasons.

• Neurofeedback: Our clinic combines heart rate variability and neurofeedback training. But what is neurofeedback training? Simply put, it is brainwave biofeedback training. This technology allows us to map the brain and discover dysregulated areas. Then we retrain those brainwave patterns over time, whether the issue is ADD, ADHD, focus, anxiety, or just a busy mind.

Underlying mood states can play a significant role in performance. Most often, anxiety and anxiety-related correlates get in the way. So, with the combination of neurofeedback and heart rate variability training, we can train the body and the brain to greatly improve performance. You’ll see them mentioned by many elite performers because they have become part and parcel of the sports psychology training that most psychologists use with their elite athletes and performers.

If you’re interested in learning more about heart rate variability training and neurofeedback, please schedule a time to speak with me. You can call the number listed on the site, or you can fill out the form on our website and set up a time at your convenience for us to chat. By the way, everything discussed here applies to both adults and children. In fact, many of the children and teens we have worked with have improved their performance so dramatically that they became state-level performers going on to the national level and Olympics, partly due to the heart rate variability and neurofeedback training that they received.