San Diego Brainspotting
with San Diego Therapist Susannah Muller

Expanding and Enhancing Peak Performance

Neuro Performance Training with Brainspotting can Expand and Enhance Performance by:
(1) Cue for being “In the Flow;”
(2) Clearing Unconscious Maladaptations in Neuro Pathways; and
(3) Clearing Worst Case Scenarios/“What Ifs” from Causing an Unconscious Self-Protective Reaction.

The same powerful techniques that remove the blocks to sports performance can be used to significantly enhance and expand peak performance, even for the athlete who is performing well. (Roberts, P., LCSW)

Peak Performance
Develop Neuro-Physiological Cue for being “In the Zone”.  The therapist works with the athlete to develop a Brainspot for that feeling of being “in the flow.”  Clearing out anything negative relating to that Brainspot and then processing on that Brainspot will strengthen the neuro pathways associated with that feeling of being in the flow, making it easier to access.  (Grand, D., Phd., & Goldberg, A., Ed.D, This is Your Brain on Sports). The athlete will be able to tap into this any time by finding the eye position which cues the brain-body to follow certain neuro pathways associated with that “no mind” state feeling. (Grand, D., Phd., & Goldberg, A., Ed.D, This is Your Brain on Sports)

Unconscious Maladaptations.  Even though an athlete has not shown clear signs of the maladaptions in their neuro pathways through poor performance or a performance block, everyone has them and de-conditioning them creates more neuro pathways available for performance. (Grand, D., Phd., & Goldberg, A., Ed.D, This is Your Brain on Sports). It also releases any muscle guarding or torsion o the dura mater that may be happening without realizing it. (Roberts, P., LCSW)

Any athlete striving to be their best can benefit from this. The more neuro pathways available, the better for anyone striving to excel. (Roberts, P., LCSW). It will allow an athlete to reach more of their potential.

Clearing Worst Case Scenarios/“What Ifs.” With upcoming events, such as games, meets or competitions, an athlete may have thoughts about the worst that could happen: “What if I freeze?  What if my legs are too tired?  or “what if I can’t make my free throws?”  Sometimes the athlete is well aware of this happening internally.  Other times, the athlete is not aware of the thoughts so much as they might be aware of feeling tense or restless or dread.  In either event, clearing out the cortisol/stress reaction these thoughts can cause, and possibly any re-triggering of unconscious negative events they can cause, can be very helpful in keeping the athlete relaxed and loose before and during a competition. (Roberts, P., LCSW). This might make the difference between playing and being benched.

These three NPT/BSP processes allow the athlete to be relaxed, calm and focused before and during the performance, which is crucial to success in any sport. In addition, the athlete can connect with the “In the Zone” feeling, improving fluidity and confidence.

Peak Performance

Susannah Muller, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #49050
San Diego Brainspotting
5230 Carroll Canyon Rd., Suite 314, San Diego, CA 92121
(619) 787-2743

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