These days we know a lot about mindfulness and pursuing a calmer, more focused mind - just look at the shelves in any bookshop. Our practice is rooted in these ideas, building on them using modern assessment techniques so you can improve faster and more precisely.
Most of us are familiar with biofeedback in everyday life without recognising it. When we weigh ourselves on scales or use the heart rate monitor on the machines at the gym, we are using a form of biofeedback. In simple terms, it is about using instruments to tell us about what our body is doing so that we can understand it better – and learn to have more control as a result.
Neurofeedback uses the same principles as biofeedback and focusses on how the mind is reacting and then feeds that information back. Whereas biofeedback tends to look at heart rate, breathing and temperature, neurofeedback considers different kinds of brain activity.
In our sessions, we identify unhelpful responses to situations or stimulus and then help you change those habits so you can reach your goals. Issues that arise when we lack the self-regulation we desire can include problems with sleep, attention deficits, lack of focus, anxiety, depression, migraines and emotional troubles.
We’ll use our technology to measure your progress, and you’ll see that live on-screen. Through practice, you’ll begin to turn the new behaviours you are learning into habits.
For example, a client who wants to manage stress better might see their breathing and heart rate increase and their palms become clammy in a stressful situation. We can help that person recognise these signs earlier, to control their reactions and ultimately change their body’s emotional habits.
When we are working with you, sensors record a physiological and neurological activity. Heart function, skin temperature, perspiration, breathing rate, muscle activity and brainwave patterns all build up a picture of the body’s responses.
We can analyse the results together on-screen. Some aspects of our training involve tasks and games that provide conscious and sub-conscious rewards for positive changes.
You will learn to quiet brainwaves that worsen your performance and enhance those you want to encourage, to help you reach a particular mind state more quickly. For instance, being able to call on high focus as you need it, at work or play.
Beyond your defined goals you'll see general improvements in your well-being. As we train our bodies, so we can train our minds. We can break bad habits and strengthen positive ones.
Biofeedback and neurofeedback are recognised by some of the world’s top performers, with players at football clubs including Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan using them, and such training is commonplace for Olympic-level athletes
In business, leaders use it to enhance management skills and those with high-intensity jobs like surgeons can benefit from increased concentration. It is even in use at the Royal College of Music. In each case, individuals and organisations see the potential of training the mind to reach one’s peak performance.
Talk to us about how you’d like to improve and book a consultation