We believe the greatest potential for pushing human performance forward lies in the areas of technology and our understanding and ability to train the Brain.
September 30, 2020
Podcaster and performance consultant, Jeff Krushell, launches a series of podcasts highlighting methods and technologies that focus on the mental aspects of training. Asked why he chose to focus on the brain, Jeff replied, “We are at a biological ceiling when it comes to the physical development of our athletes. Faster, more powerful, stronger, we know these very well. Skill acquisition, talent, technical and tactical work, we have a great understanding of these as well. We believe the greatest potential for pushing human performance forward lies in the areas of technology and our understanding and ability to train the Brain.”
Airing Wednesday will be his interview with Dr. Erik Peper, author of the just released book “Tech Stress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics” with Dr. Richard Harvey and Nancy Faass. Dr. Peper has a long history using biofeedback techniques with athletes and other peak performers. According to Dr. Peper, “Using equipment that monitors physiological signals such as heart rate, respiration rate, skin conductance, muscle activity and brainwaves, athletes can see the effect emotions and thoughts have on their body. When they can see how their body reacts to stress, they can learn to control their reaction, thereby minimizing the effect of stress on performance. The same concepts apply when we work at computers and experience zoom fatigue. Biofeedback makes the invisible visible and provides the feedback to optimize health and behavior.”
As part of this series, Jeff will interview several influential people from the biofeedback field including: Lawrence Klein, VP and Founder of Thought Technology, Ltd.; Dr. Inna Khazan who combines the use of biofeedback and mindfulness; and Dr. Leah Lagos who’s focus is on HRV training for athletes and peak performers.
About Jeff Krushell
Jeff Krushell is the founder of Krush Performance and an Athlete Development Specialist & Organizational Performance Consultant. He is regarded as a noted expert in the area of talent development in sport and through his work has gained unique insights into the process of improving performance.
Over the last 25 years Jeff has worked in the world of high-performance sport helping athletes tap into their potential to truly understand what it is like to achieve Human Maximum Performance. Jeff currently consults for Major League Baseball International; CTV News, Edmonton; Vauxhall Baseball Academy; Link Management and has previously worked as the strength and conditioning coach for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Edmonton Eskimos.
About Erik Peper, Ph.D., BCB
Erik is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. Since 1970 he has been researching factors that promote healing. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies, Institute for Holistic Health Studies, at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He has a biofeedback practice at Biofeedback Health. He received the 2004 California Governor’s Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books Make Health Happen, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, and Biofeedback Mastery. His new co-authored book, TechStress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics, was released in August, 2020. He publishes the blog, the peper perspective: ideas on illness, health and well-being and is a recognized expert on holistic health, stress management and workplace health and has been featured on ABC News.com and in GQ, Glamour, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, Shape, and Women’s Health.
About the Biofeedback Federation of Europe
The Biofeedback Federation CIC is a community interest company based in the UK dedicated to increasing awareness about the benefits of biofeedback and providing education, training and certification to professionals. It is entirely supported by revenues generated in its online shop, through sponsorships and donations. For more information, visit the BFE Online Shop.
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