Maximum Performance for Athletes

Maximum performance for athletes
Improving your brain function can be all it takes to be number 1!

Maximum Peak Performance is what lets athletes reach their goals by overcoming the mental obstacles and competitive pressures. At BrainAdvantage, we have helped many people improve their performances in sports as well as life. The BrainAdvantage System helps our trainees achieve results others can only envy. Here are a few of our results:

  • A motorcycle racer who reported better mental focus and flexibility in the saddle, giving her quicker reflexes and better control over the bike 
  • A snowboarder who was able to calm his pre-race jitters and achieve better vision on the snow. 
  • Springboard and platform divers were able to complete higher quality and more complex dives after completing as few as 20 BrainAdvantage sessions. 
  • Golfers and football, baseball and tennis players have all found that BrainAdvantage gave them the edge they needed to perform better. 
  • (And even videogamers have reported that their response times were much faster!) 

Wherever your competitive juices take you, what you achieve comes from your brain and body working together. Let’s use tennis as an example:

You see the ball coming and your brain has to make many lightning-fast calculations: Forehand or backhand? Can I reach it? What pace and spin should I use? Where is my opponent most vulnerable? What’s his weak point?

Your brain directs your leg and torso muscles to get you to the right spot and into position. Your eyes continue to read the ball’s position and rotation and your brain directs your arm, shoulder and torso muscles to position the racquet for the swing. And then you swing! If it all comes together the way your brain has planned it, you land a solid cross-court winner to your opponent’s weak backhand for the set point!

You can't expect muscle training alone to accomplish this complex performance. You need to see more, have perfect timing, maintain your focus on the ball, and think quickly and accurately. At BrainAdvantage, we know how to help athletes train their brains to focus and concentrate, block out emotional disturbances and ignore extraneous sounds.

Using The BrainAdvantage System is fast, fun, easy—and affordable. We work with an athlete’s brain to improve:
  • · Focus 
  • · Concentration 
  • · Memory 
  • · Emotional strength 
  • · Coordination 
  • · Sound discrimination 

Maximum Peak Performance requires your best in all of these areas.

The BrainAdvantage System is not just "brain training".

We begin with an assessment of overall brain performance. We look at brain function, neuromotor skills, oxygen levels in the brain's frontal lobes and how well the eyes work together. We need a complete picture of how the brain is functioning in order to create a personal brain training protocol just for your athlete.

Then we guide the athlete through a series of training sessions that exercise a varierty of skills and physical abilities. We at BrainAdvantage use an individualized, integrated system combining a number of technologies to help maximize brain function. We work both the brain and the body because we know that they must work together to achieve athletic goals.

How does The BrainAdvantage System work? It provides the athlete with more information about the brain and body than normal senses can provide. This "feedback" helps an athlete learn to develop greater control over his brain.

Our system is exceptionally effective for amateur and professional athletes who wish to improve their ability to focus, improve accuracy, gain clarity, resist outside pressures and sustain a mental edge. Those who complete our program report that they have stronger attention and focus, improved ability to "get into the zone" and much improved mental timing and coordination. Our clients also tell us that they are much more relaxed when competing and have much improved mental recovery.

We have worked with a wide range of clients over the years and know that a single mode of training just doesn't work for everyone. That’s the reason we developed our integrated system to attack all of the issues preventing Peak Athletic Performance. Our system has proven exceptionally effective for athletes who want to improve their ability to focus, improve their concentration, gain clarity and emotional stability, resist outside pressures and sustain a mental edge.

Call BrainAdvantage today at 949-276-8704 for a free consultation and take that first step to helping your athlete succeed.

Better Concentration, Memory and More

Have you ever wished that you were smarter, have better concentration, remember important details and solve complex problems in the blink of an eye? Is fading memory or mental fatigue sabotaging your work performance, personal relationships, or independence? The latest scientific research reveals that we can change how our brains work just by training it.

Train your brain to control mood, memory and cognitive function
Train your brain to control your brain rather than the other way around!
Research has revealed that many dynamic leaders, scholars and most intelligent people all share similar brainwave frequencies and display distinct peak brain states while engaged in mental tasks. Years of research also has shown that brainwaves not only provide insight into an individual’s mind and body, but they can be stimulated to actually change that person’s current state. By causing the brain to produce or decrease specific types of brainwave frequencies, it is possible to bring about a large variety of mental states and emotional reactions.

This is a fast an easy task with BrainAdvantage’s entrainment therapy. It can improve depression, anxiety, memory loss and cognitive function. Brain training is more than just neurofeedback. Make sure your program is an integrated model of several types of therapy customized to your needs. Call 714-269-7990 now to see how we can help you.

Adult ADHD: It’s a real problem

The ADHD adult is a real issue for millions of Americans.
The image depicts the difference between a normal and ADHD brain. You can see that ADHD brains typically have very high activity in the frontal lobe making it difficult to think, calm down and focus.

Until recently, it was believed that children outgrew ADHD in adolescence. However, it is now known that ADHD symptoms can continue into adulthood. In fact, ADHD does not develop spontaneously in adults. If you have ADHD as an adult then you had ADHD symptoms as a child even if they went undiagnosed. It is just much more difficult to identify them as adults because they usually turn to self-medication to ease the symptoms. During childhood, the condition is more common in boys than girls, but this ratio appears to even out by adulthood. Adults with ADHD may be chronically late to work or important events. They may be disorganized, restless, and have difficulty relaxing. Some people with ADHD have trouble concentrating while reading. Mood swings, low self-esteem, and poor anger management are also common problems. Many times adults self-medicate to decrease these symptoms with caffeine, alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. Although individuals with ADHD can be very successful in life, if the disorder goes undiagnosed or untreated, they may struggle at work and in relationships, and have chronic emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

The good news is there is a solution. BrainAdvantage can change the way the brain functions and reacts to situations giving the ADHD person the ability to think through problems and cope with life’s challenges much more effectively without medication. Call us today at 949-276-8704 to see how we can help!

American Medicine Can Kill You

medical procedures can make you worse or even kill you!
Sometimes traditional medicine docs  can be hard to understand. Make sure you ask questions and get all the answers you need to make an informed decision. 

We've talked about the problems with allopathic medicine in this post before. When medicine is reduced from healthcare to "the business of medicine" and treating symptoms instead of root issues you can suffer. With this in mind the latest news is a new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that finds that hospitals often make a large profit when surgery goes wrong.

A medical error can cause a three day hospital stay to become a two week stay, which can result in an additional $39,000 in profit for the hospital if the patient has private insurance.

It's a good idea to be your own advocate if you have issues. Make sure you research your particular issue,  the consequences of any invasive procedure or medication and what will attack the root cause, not just a symptom.

With brain issues it can be even more difficult. Make informed decisions.

For help with brain function assessments call us. We use non-invasive tools that will give you a clear picture of the issues. Call 714-269-7990 or 949-276-8704 today!

How to Change Your Life

changing brain function can eliminate illness
Illnesses can change how a brain functions. The images above shows changes in brain function with each type of dysfunction.  Red indicates too much activity and blue too low.

Chronic illness is an issue that is becoming more and more commonplace in our society. The growing concern over the economy, loss of jobs and money has affected us all in one way or another. Our thoughts can actually influence how we feel. Illnesses such as depression, anxiety, even memory loss and the ability to focus can be exacerbated by negative thoughts and our reaction to stress. When we don’t feel well or are depressed we generally ruminate on the negatives in our lives such as I don’t feel good or I’m never going to feel good, everything is bad. In fact, those thoughts could be the very root of our problem. According to the National Science Foundation the average person has between twelve and fifty thousand thoughts per day. If our state of mind is predominantly negative, imagine how many negative thoughts we are generating daily—thousands upon thousands. That is precisely the issue with depression.

But how can thoughts make us physically ill? The answer might lie in the fact that humans mistakenly see thoughts as privileged communication, occupying a rarefied space, immune to mood and feelings, and so represent some incontrovertible truth. Therefore the negative thoughts we allow ourselves to think seem harmless. We are unaware that the despair and hopelessness we feel is actually coming from our negative thoughts. If left unchecked, our negative thoughts can actually cause physical changes, such as negative eating and sleeping patterns or even psychotic changes such as hallucinations and delusions. To make matters worse, we generate negative thoughts so automatically we are unaware they are happening. Negative thinking is one of the strongest habit patterns. We know that mediation and prayer are very strong tools to change these habits. But for many, deep mediation is a very difficult thing to learn and practice on a daily basis.

In our programs we will show you safe and easy tools to help you be more effective at changing habits and brain function. We can help your brain relax and let go of stress, mind chatter and distressing thoughts to allow you to relax into deeper meditative states. We use biofeedback for the brain to help stimulate areas of the brain which have lost function to improve memory and cognitive thinking skills. We change how the brain processes visual and auditory information to help interpret what you hear and see more accurately, change motor function and brain and body communication to help improve coordination and balance. We even can change how your eyes work together to allow you better depth-of-field, clearer vision and hand-eye coordination.

The brain is changing constantly throughout our lives. New brain cells and connections are created when we learn something new, just as connections that are no longer being used for things such as old habits, are pruned away. We will show you how to change your brain so you will function optimally and improve your daily life. Just call 949-276-8704 or 714-269-7990 today or click on link for more information.

Sleep Better

At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleep problems. Neurotherapy is a powerful tool for regulating sleep. Health professionals around the world report significant improvement in a large percentage of their clients using neurotherapy to treat chronic long-term sleep problems. It is important to note that neurotherapy is not just neurofeedback, other modalities have also been shown to be very effective.

What are the most commonly reported sleep issues that improve with neurotherapy training?
  • Insomnia - difficulty falling asleep; difficulty maintaining sleep during the night - over arousal 
  • Difficulty waking from sleep - under arousal 
  • Difficulty getting to bed - over arousal 
  • Not feeling rested after sleep - under arousal 
  • Sleeping too long (over 10 hours) - under arousal 
  • Physically restless sleep - over arousal 
  • Nightmares - over arousal 
  • Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) - unstable arousal 
  • Sleepwalking - unstable arousal 
  • Restless leg syndrome - leg discomfort or sleep causing movement and arousal - over arousal 
  • Bruxism - teeth grinding during sleep - over arousal 
  • Sleep terrors - abrupt arousal with intense fear, difficult to awaken, no dream recall or memory of event - unstable arousal 
  • Narcolepsy - unstable arousal 

Neurotherapy regulates sleep by training the brain to regulate itself in terms of over arousal, under arousal and unstable arousal. The arousal levels are indicated after each commonly reported sleep issue.

Neurotherapy often helps these problems as it improves brain regulation. These are common reports: A 75 year-old reported that she "...slept like a baby for the first time in 25 years" after neurotherapy. Parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often say it's easier to get their kids to sleep. Depressed clients remark they have a much easier time getting going in the morning.

The role of the brain and sleep

The brain regulates sleep. Neuroscience has established the role of neuromodulator systems in the brainstem that play a role in maintaining awake states - and conversely, help the brain sleep.

Training the brain using neurotherapy - to decrease or increase low brainwave activity, or to increase specific activation patterns - appears to help the brain normalize sleep. Based on reports from a large number of licensed health professionals, the evidence shows that training the brain impacts sleep regulatory mechanisms and people sleep better.

Click here to contact BrainAdvantage today to see if we can help you sleep better.