We help you attain optimal performance

Are your intentions clear

Mind Body, Flow.

Perform With Open Heart, Happy Heart

Learn To Win

Expectation that you will meet goal/challenge

Relief From Pain

Improve Focus, Attention & Clear thinking

Improve Sleep

Improve Memory

Overcome Anxiety/Depression

Reduce Dependence on Medicines

Neurofeedback Research

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A New Paradigm for Healing

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Quotes:

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

Muhammad Ali

Performance Coaching

Assessment & Technique

imageperformance coaching1"What Steve Kahan teaches is incredibly important, because it is a huge part of success. The first difference people notice is the quiet mind and the release of fear." -Kimberly Greenwell

Lyric soprano Kimberly Greenwell enjoys an accomplished career with opera companies and orchestras throughout the country. She has earned great acclaim for her musical and dramatic interpretations for such signature roles as Hanna Glawari in "The Merry Widow" and Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni," as well as title roles in "Susannah and Arrabella."

 

In addition to teaching at Bard College, Ms. Greenwell has voice studios both NYC and Rhinebeck, NY.

 

The state of performance edge

  • Being in sync with the performance
  • Sense of being in complete control of that moment/experience
  • Feeling of strength
  • Totally focused and in the present moment
  • Feeling of being totally absorbed in activity, in tune with task at hand
  • Sense of power from new source within self
  • Expectation that you will meet the goal/challenge
  • Balance, focus, discovery and wellness

 

Makeup of highly motivated performer

  • Enthusiasm/desire for your art/sport
  • Daring to succeed
  • Motivation/self directed
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Discipline, consistency, organization
  • Focused yet relaxed (Alpha)
  • Ability to handle stress/adversity/challenges


Concentration

  • Focus on one small task/action
  • Focus on the precise detail of that event
  • Be in the moment
  • Be able to describe peak performance

 

Evaluation

The integration of biofeedback and neurofeedback into the common practices of performance will be used to assess and teach the performer to maintain appropriate breathing, relaxed muscles, coherent heart rythms and dominant alpha brain states. With a complete bio/neurofeedback evaluation, we are able to pinpoint areas in your system that serve or block you. We use physiological assessments to master the zone of optimal functioning.

The assessment and training of body and mind responses is routinely done by monitoring EEG (electroencephalograph), EMG ( muscle tension, electromyography), temperature, heart rate variability, blood volume pulse, EDA (electrodermal activity), and respiration, while we guide you through a series of relaxation, open focus, and meditation exercises. This data, along with a personal inventory questionnaire, gives us vital information to bring you to a state of optimal functioning.

Our coaching techniques have successfully been used for stage performers, athletes, and professionals who struggle to reach comfort and success in there lives.

 

Coaching practice includes:

Maintaining or enhancing motivation (goal setting, reinforcement, etc.), controlling body responses (relaxation, energization, repetition for automatic skill), controlling mind responses (arousal, attention, non thinking), and preparing for performance under stress (preparation, critical moments performance, mental recovery, etc.).

 

The techniques include:

Relaxation, psychophysiological assessment, biofeedback, neurofeedback, cognitive restructuring, imagery simulation, sound therapy, meditation and mental focus.

 

Cognitive Restructuring

Learn to reframe conversation.

  • Neurofeedback: Learn a state of open focus (a relaxed yet alert state of mind).
  • Biofeedback: Learn to self regulate your nervous system.
  • Sound therapy: Sound vibration and music is used to restore the inner balance of mind and body.

 

The method is rooted in the musical principles of entrainment, resonance, toning, and harmonics.

These methods will help you achieve overall wellness, greater energy, and the realization of your higher spiritual potential. This is mastery of optimal performance.