Our Peak Performance Program
Peak Performance is defined as “a state in which the person performs to the maximum of their ability, characterized by subjective feelings of confidence, effortlessness and total concentration on the task.” (Peak Performance, 2013) Peak performance could be identified as a performance when we excelled – we reached our potential – we reached greatness.
Perhaps we could say that reaching Peak Performance is manifesting our best self – attaining our optimal performance. Regardless of whether you set the goal of reaching your peak performance in sports, schoolwork, the arts or in your career, training to reach these goals is worthy of consideration. Peak Performance is that place that you go to when you are in the zone, fully present, fully focused, and fully accessing that part of yourself that knows you can do it. There are no barriers. Your body, mind and spirit flow. It is easy. It just happens. Everything just works, coming together with acute precision and clarity.
The question becomes, is this just a random experience, or can you work towards having peak performance in a focused area? A review of the research addresses this in Dr. Greg Wells’ article, Peak Performance: Why Do Athletes Sometimes Not Perform up to Expectations? (Wells, 2010) Wells contends that, “Peak performance is not involuntary, but is the result of the convergence of skills, characteristics, and situational demands and opportunities.” In his literature review, he found studies that show that the psychological characteristics of higher performers suggested that higher self-confidence was a distinguishing aspect differentiating highly successful athletes from less successful athletes. Other characteristics included using internal imagery more, having lower anxiety, using anxiety control techniques more, using positive self-talk more, being more focused and having better concentration.
In looking at the psychological skills used by successful athletes, researchers found that the best athletes consistently used quality training, clear daily goals, daily use of internal imagery and systematic mental preparations for competition. Other studies showed that the most common mental practices elite athletes engaged in were daily internal imagery, emotional control skills, competition simulation, relaxation techniques, positive self-talk, goal setting and a commitment to excellence. Learning to reach peak performance requires training and dedication but can certainly be accomplished.
Because we are talking about mind, body and spirit needing to be integrated and focused to attain our optimal performance, we work on all of these areas concurrently in our Peak Performance training. The Energy Enhancement System (EESystem) is the wheel – holding the spokes of each of the other modalities. Using the energy of the EESystem, we maximize the energy already there with relaxation and add the energy, focus and training from the other modalities to propel you to new and greater levels. Adding the focus and training from neurofeedback, alpha/theta training, hypnosis, heart-math and migun massage facility
in conjunction with the energy enhancement system, we teach you to maximize performance with balance in mind, body and spirit creating wholeness – creating the best you. Power is magnetized and performance is magnified when all the pieces are brought together, working complementarily toward integration and wholeness. This allows you into tap into your greatest potential, implementing all the modalities to bring about focused energy.
One of the biggest barriers to reaching your best performance is your belief and what you feel you deserve. These beliefs are in your subconscious and often have been hard-wired into the brain, which becomes both a mental and a physical barrier. Negative experiences feed the beliefs, setting a loop in motion that replays over and over. Limiting beliefs become your reality. Often these limiting beliefs will carry out into physical challenges that hinder success. Bringing modalities together that emphasize the subconscious, the hard-wiring in the brain, and the energy flow in the physical aspects can help one to reach his/her peak performance. Wholeness Healing Center has developed such a program. We are bringing together the modalities of hypnosis, neurofeedback (brain training), alpha/theta training (relaxed and focused brain training), heart math, the energy enhancement system, and our migun massage facility to give you the focus and training you need to reach your optimal best self in the area of your choosing.
This newsletter edition focuses on some of the specific areas of each of these options. Delve into this edition of Wholeness Healing Today and read about the possibilities and the potential awaiting you should you decide to use peak performance to break through your barriers. Unleash yourself, let your goals be reached and become the best you that you can be. Manifest your best self. If you would like more information about this program, call our office at 308-382-5297 ext 110.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/peak+performance. (2013). Retrieved June 30, 2013, from thefreedictionary.com.
Wells, D. G. (2010, February 21). Peak performance. Retrieved June 30, 2013, from The Science of Extreme Human Physiology.Tags: Peak Performance
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- Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.
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