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Saturday, July 14 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Thought Wins: Mental Training as the Performance Edge

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Olympic swimmer Catherine Garceau said: “The difference between a gold and bronze medal is 1/100th of a second. Mental training is what makes the difference.” New EEG research shows that brain states change dramatically when people are in a state of “flow.” Brain and heart rhythms become coherent, and performance levels can rise exponentially. Athletes can train themselves to acquire these flow states at will by using techniques described in the book Mind To Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality. When the neural bundles recruited by “flow” states are activated frequently, they increase in size and signaling speed, much the way muscle fibers respond to regular weight training. Neuroplasticity turns the software of mind into the hardware of brain. This exciting presentation by one of the foremost experts in epigenetics reviews this research, and how athletes can apply it for peak performance. You’ll also enjoy the experience of inducing a flow state yourself during the workshop.

Bullet Points

The difference between good athletes and great athletes is mental training rather than physical ability.
When athletes are in state of “flow” their brain waves as measured by EEG are coherent.
These states can can be learned using science-based techniques, then turned on at will.
When applied consistently, neural plasticity turns peak performance flow states from mind into the wiring of the brain.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
Describe the meaning of “neurogenesis”
Name at least two of the waves produced by the activity of the human brain 
Define the brain wave frequency typical of anxiety and fearIdentify the brain wave ratios produced by mental coherence
Name at least one technique able to induce a “flow” state

Speakers
avatar for Dawson Church, PhD

Dawson Church, PhD

CEO, Speaker & Award Winning Author, Energy Psychology Group, Inc.
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes (www.YourGeniusGene.com) has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. His follow-up title Mind to Matter, (www.MindToM... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Guzman Hall Room 201