ASSESSMENT & TRAINING FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND HEALTH
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP IN
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
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.