There is a program growing in popularity for athletes in the US. Based on extensive research on the human brain, with biofeedback and neurofeedback, brains are trained to help with both mental and physical functions by helping the athletes to control body functions, such as heart rate and respiration, preparing college and professional athletes to perform better on the field, while also helping facilitate recovery between competitions. This process leads to higher energy levels, reduced stress and anxiety and pre-game jitters, and improved memory functions, all beneficial to athletes. The Portland Trailblazers NBA team has adopted this program to increase brain function through activities, such as viewing a movie, to increase focus and concentration which can be applied on the playing field, as well. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
Although useful for athletes, Neurocore’s program is beneficial for children and adult non-athletes. Helping with issues such as Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, traumatic brain injuries, memory impairments, anxiety disorders, and with physical ailments, such as migraines, this useful program starts with a comprehensive assessment that strives to identify the underlying causes of the issue and creates an individualized plan to help meet goals.
Neuroplasticity, or the idea that the brain is remarkably capable of growth throughout a lifetime, is the basis of this program. The 30 session neurofeedback process is comprised of 30 minute sessions in which the participant watches a movie. The program identifies when the brain is wandering and out of balance, causing the movie to stop and cuing the participant to return focus. Thus, using the concepts of behavior management, participants are rewarded for attention and focus through the continuation of their favorite shows or movies, while remaining drug free. Through this activity, participants learn to control breathing, focus, and often see improvements in other areas of life, including with sleep and mood. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.