Peak Performance For Professionals

Performance at the Workplace

Many people describe themselves as high-performing employees, but there are only a few who deliver that promise on a daily basis. This isn’t to say that most employees are lazy but rather, workers are feeling more stressed and overwhelmed. According to Canada Life, stress and anxiety have a large detrimental effect on productivity. In fact, 9.7 million workers reported that their productivity has been affected by stress and anxiety. Moreover, certain job positions have a high degree of turnover due to burnout. This can cause additional stress in the workplace as administrative staff scramble to fill the position, retrain new employees, and integrate that person into the culture of the company. Peak Performance Neurofeedback training may be an essential support to reduce burnout. Thus, to ensure individual and organizational well-being, it is important for everyone to strive for resilience.   

Whether you are a CEO, in a management position, or an employee, you know that quality performance leads to increased growth rates and profitability. While traditional productivity tactics like writing to-do lists may work for some people, it's not helpful if you are constantly stressed or easily distracted. If you want to be in the zone and reduce your stress levels at work, you may need to maintain a flow state. Our blog post on Peak Performance for Athletes mentions that flow is characterized by full focus, awareness, and confidence. A person that reaches a flow state is able to effortlessly perform under stress with confidence. One method to reach a flow state is with peak performance neurofeedback training.

What is Neurofeedback?

To understand peak performance, you’ll first need to know what neurofeedback is. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that uses operant conditioning (method of learning) to help you achieve a calm mental state. Your brainwave activity is recorded through sensors that are placed on your scalp and the information is then processed through a software and transferred to a computer. The software will play video and sound when it recognizes that you are becoming more calm and alert. Alternatively, the video and sound will stop playing the moment you lose focus or become anxious. Essentially, neurofeedback allows you to practice being calm, relaxed, focused and alert. Over time, these mental states become easier to achieve in your daily life.

Peak Performance Neurofeedback Training

Similar to traditional neurofeedback, peak performance rewards you for being relaxed and focused. Through peak performance neurofeedback training, individuals will learn to regulate their brainwaves in order to achieve a flow state. Brainwaves related to focus and working memory are usually addressed which may help cope with feelings of anxiety and stress in the workplace. By being more relaxed and calm, employees may find the work environment to be more enjoyable and they may have a renewed sense of enthusiasm for their job.

Click here to learn more about flow, watch this great TedTalk by professional engineer Omer Aziz.

References

https://www.canadalife.co.uk/news/97-million-workers-say-their-productivity-is-damaged-by-stress-and-anxiety

Dr. M. Arnold Muller

Dr. M. Arnold Muller

Dr. M. Arnold Muller is a licensed School and Clinical Psychologist currently based in Toronto, Ontario, with 31 years of practice experience in two countries. Prior to his time in Canada, he spent the first half of his career in South Africa. Dr. Muller has a Ph.D. with specialization in Psychotherapy from the University of Pretoria, and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. He also has a second Masters Degree in Practical Theology from the University of Stellenbosch.

Dr. Muller has worked in many settings including school boards, addiction centres, correctional institutions, the military, churches, and private practices. Spending time in these organizations has allowed him to gain an astounding amount of experience in psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan preparation and application.

Dr. Muller also has training and exposure to Neurofeedback Training, Somatic Experiencing, crisis intervention, conflict resolution and managing cultural differences. In his spare time, you can find him hiking, travelling, working on his photography, poetry, and spending time with his family and friends.

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