Golf is an unforgiving game. It can take years to get good at it and a lifetime to master. A test of concentration and poise, it requires reservoirs of patience and the ability to bounce back after the inevitable poor shot. While practicing the fundamentals of your golf swing is essential for success, so is working on the part most difficult skill to acquire: the mind game.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus said, “The game of golf is 90% mental and 10% physical.” I think we can trust the Golden Bear on this one. So, are you spending as much time on your mental game as on your short game? If not, neurofeedback therapy can help.
How Your Brain Improves Your Swing
Here’s how neurofeedback works. After placing a few sensors on your head, you sit back, relax, and watch a video. The technology then reacts to your brain pattern as you watch. When you’re calm and focused, the video plays brighter and the audio is louder. When you become distracted or less alert, the video dims and the audio volume decreases. Through this process, your brain learns how to reduce patterns associated with distractions and anxiety while increasing optimal brain function associated with focus and concentration. This process can then be used to improve both your mental game and the motor skills you use when swinging a club. It’s like exercise for your brain. And you can even practice neurofeedback therapy at home.
Because golf is a mental game, brain fatigue can wear you down and cause you to lose your focus. This often affects putting most of all. Neurofeedback therapy has proven effective in helping people maintain focus so they can relax and perform well during clutch moments that require a clear mind and a steady touch. This brain training can also boost stamina, so you stay sharp throughout your round. This alone can make the difference between earning the club championship trophy or a single sleeve of balls.
Best of all, neurofeedback therapy can improve much more than your golf swing. Once you know how to do it, you can apply it to other parts of your life for better mental health, stronger concentration, and peak performance whatever you’re doing.
To learn more about neurofeedback services, contact the NeuroWave Brain Performance Center at (253) 205-5762 or via email.