Limitations of Performance
Limitations of performance can occur in many forms. In some cases limitations consist of a lack of concentration or difficulties regarding planning, which can hinder the achievement of goals. In other situations limited self-control or low self-confidence can influence performance and personal development.
At Neurofeedback4Performance we improve performance by reducing emotional reactivity and physiological and emotional instability. Additionally we enhance mental focus, executive functioning and self-control, as well as physical calming and body-spatial awareness.
Physiological and Emotional Instability
Examples of physiological and emotional instabilities include recurring mood swings, headaches and panic attacks that can hinder not only sport and business performance but overall quality of life as well.
Improving physiological and emotional stability assists in generating both self-esteem and confidence and is therefore an important focus during Neurofeedback.
Emotional reactivity can limit performance in several ways. For example repeated feelings of frustration, anger, anxiety and/or impatience have a negative impact on work and sport performance. Cooperation within a team can stagnate and frustration can lead to irrational choices that in turn lead to sub-optimal results.
Improved emotional regulation with Neurofeedback supports emotional expression and can improve common sense, as well as basic cause and effect thinking.
Mental Focus, Executive Functioning and Self-Control
Both in business and sport circumstances mental calming, executive functioning and self-control are required. However, a lack of focus and limitations in planning and organisation tend to lead to failures and increased stress. The same applies to limited self-control, poor working memory and difficulties in logical thinking. Additionally, obsessive worrying has been shown to have a restrictive effect during work, sport and social activities.
Mental calming with Neurofeedback can enhance greater levels of concentration, organised thinking and goal-directed behaviour resulting in a reduction of stress and greater success.
Physical calming and body-spatial awareness
Especially in the case of sport performance, physical calming and body-spatial awareness are indispensable. However, athletes often have the tendency to over exert, which can hinder performance rather than improving it. Other factors that can hinder sport performance are fine motor skills and timing.
Through Neurofeedback body awareness can be improved, which gives more insight into when the body is in an optimal state and ‘ready to go’, but also when the body needs rest and recovery.