Performance Anxiety Control Through Brain Coherence Training

By Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D. 

Brain coherence or balance is gained through training. Relaxation, meditation and brain synchrony allow the athlete the freedom to face any competition focused and ready. This training requires stage-by-stage progression if the results are to be positive using neurotechnology, light, sound or color on focus programs.

Stage 1-Turning the Attention Inward


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<!–[if !supportLists]–>2.<!–[endif]–>Keep attention focused on the breathing until exhaling

<!–[if !supportLists]–>3.<!–[endif]–>The mind float slowly on the “out breath”

-Keep concentrating on the breath as long as possible emptying them mind of thoughts


Stage 2-Recognizing the Calmness

Results: Oxygenation of the body

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<!–[if !supportLists]–>2.     <!–[endif]–>Breath slowly as you visualize your heart being strong


Stage3-Total Body Synchrony

Results: Synchrony and mental focus

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1.     <!–[endif]–>Think of peaceful time when you were alert, happy and felt totally in control.

-Focus and motor control are like and animal hibernating needing calmness and control.

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Copyright Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D., 2012. All rights reserved. Posted with permission.