Wednesday, May 28, 2008



The purpose of the two-day workshop is focused on the use of specialized software to train athletes and others to maintain or enhance motivation, control body and mind responses and prepare for performance under stress. The aim is to make the performance automatic and have recovery and back-up systems in place that allow athletes and professionals achieve maximum performance under pressure. The Montreal course is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors and other health care professionals. Coaches/psychologists, educators, physical therapists with an interest in latest developments in optimal performance methodology will also appreciate attending the two-days of workshops at the University of Quebec’s downtown Montreal campus.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Vietta (Sue) Wilson, and will draw on her 30 years of teaching and research in the field of optimal performance. Her lecture will include a discussion of her research on psychophysiological profiling and EEG brain mapping of elite performers. There will also be demonstrations using Biograph Infiniti software. Participants will learn the essential skills taught to Olympic athletes for enhancing performance. These skills are also applicable for medical and psychological clients. Included in the workshop will be descriptions of assessment and training techniques for peak performance. Participants will gain the skills to use these in their professional settings. Specific content will teach how to use the latest psychophysiological assessment and training technology for high performance and rapid recovery. Assessment methods and training exercises for those without psychophysiological equipment will also be taught, as will mental skill training techniques such as imagery, specific goal-setting, intention and attention.

The workshop will also teach participants to utilize an optimum performance model to indentify areas where the client can obtain success while waiting for the effects of biofeedback and neurofeedback training to become permanent. Psychological knowledge and skills that can be practiced daily to enhance confidence and foster success behaviours will be presented.

Vietta (Sue) Wilson. Ph.D. is an internationally recognized sports psychologist and professor at York University in Toronto, Canada, where she has been a faculty member for over 30 years. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in her areas of expertise that include sports psychology, counseling and biofeedback-assisted self-regulation. Her experience in the field of optimal performance training includes work with elite athletes and applications in education, medicine and business. Dr. Wilson has trained Olympians in many areas of competition from archery to yachting. She is currently working with private tennis clubs with elite performers (champions under 12 and professionals on tour) and also with swimmers, archers, etc. Her research has examined the QEEG of imagery, brain maps of elite performers, maintaining health at work and the effects of posture on mood states. Dr. Wilson is a Senior Fellow (General Biofeedback) and a Fellow (EEG Biofeedback) of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. In addition to teaching optimal performance with healthy clientele, she has also worked with cerebral palsy patients and in other clinical settings.


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