Title: “Get to the Heart of the Matter by Harnessing the Power of the Zone for Peak Performance”
Date: February 10, 2012
Presenter: Sara G. Gilman, MS, MFT
Description: With any performance or sport anxiety, fear, anger, pain or frustration can bring on coordination-killing, speed-slowing and mind-blanking forces. Surprisingly, the secret of controlling emotion lies in…the heart! Messages from the heart determine what your brain tells your body to do, whether that leads to effective performance or giving up. The key is learning to shift from the destructive and jagged heart rhythms brought on by the agitated stress response in pressured endeavors to the productive, smooth rhythms created by positive emotions. Smooth and even heart-rate patterns produce the calmness, clarity, and coordination associated with peak performance.
The heart provides a unique point from which anyone can regulate their reaction patterns and, ultimately, assert emotional control. You’ll find it both self-empowering and self-transforming. It gives you access to an internal source of power and intelligence. The heart is so powerful—generating 60 times the electrical amplitude of the brain—that it can draw your brain, nervous system, and emotions into its coherent rhythms and allow you to unlock more of your own innate intelligence.
In this lecture, Gilman introduces the concept of heart rate coherence, outline the treatment of athletes and other top performers with an integrated approach, and discuss specific cases of clients who have broken through barriers to attain peak performance.
Trained in EMDR, neuro-linguistic programming, brainspotting, hypnosis, guided imagery, and HeartMath technology, Sara utilizes an integrated approach to coaching performers. Athletes, musicians, students, sales representatives, teachers, and health care providers will all benefit from this valuable information.
Bio: Sara G. Gilman, MS, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice and consulting business in Encinitas, CA., specializing in working with athletes and other top performers. Sara lectures nationally on the topic of mental fitness for peak performance. She is certified in EMDR, is the past president (2010) of the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and is a fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Gilman is enrolled in the PsyD program at California Southern University. Learn more about Gilman and her work at www.SaraGilman.com.