Advanced Mental Training to Maximise your Success

Mental Training in Florida

Florida brain trainingWill 2014 be your best year ever?

Would you like to boost your mental performance?

You can improve your memory or develop strong focus in your sport.

Is it time for a mental tune up?

At this time of year many people just focus on the remaining weeks of the year and then Christmas.  Typically there is not much forward planning or goal setting happening for 2014 at the moment.  But if you want next year to be your most successful year, you need to start planning now!

Wouldn’t it be great to work on improving your mental performance whilst enjoying the sunshine?  In England at the moment the days seem short and the temperature has really dropped.  So at this time of year I like to head to Florida.

Mental fitness courses will be available during December and again in January.  There will be a limited few places in coaching programmes and regular training courses will be available. (training vs coaching)

This is a perfect time for new students to begin their mental training or past students to brush up on their mental skills and move onto an advanced level of training.

Executive Training

brainAre you a busy executive and feel you could achieve so much more with improved mental skills?  Would you like a better memory, with key facts easily recalled?  Or what if you could read three times faster while retaining more information?  And sometimes we just need to learn how to control our stress levels.

You will learn how to control your brainwave activity for peak mental performance.  You will be provided with your own brainwave technology to continue your brain training at home after the training.  Maybe we’ll see you at the World Memory Championships next year..,!

The popular “Mind Maximiser” training for executives will be available as a “Training only” course.

Private training is available from $2,000

If you want to maximise your intellectual and physical efficiency then Henry Hopking is your man. Henry knows more about liberating mental excellence in individuals
then anyone else I know.

Dominic O’Brien – Eight Times World Memory Champion.

 Sports Training

GlennTo compete at the highest level in your sport you need a solid mental game. You would like to develop better levels of focus and concentration?  Can you reduce stress and control your mental states on demand?  Would you like a mental programme which is designed just for you?

You can attend either a one or two day private training course based on the successful Get The Mental Edge programme.

Private training is available from $1,000

“Henry Hopking gave me all the skills I needed to control my concentration helping me to win this Gold Medal.”
– Glenn Eller – Olympic Gold, Double Trap, Beijing 2008

 Dates / Location

The training location will be focused in the Vero Beach area, but other location in Florida can be available after discussion (Orlando, Jacksonville, Palm Beach)

Training days are available between:
6th – 17th December 2013
and
14th – 31st January 2014

(possibly again in February but TBC)

How do I book a course?

The first thing you need to do is contact us to schedule a phone call.  During this call we can discuss with you which format of training is going to be of most benefit to you.  We will then discuss which dates are still available.

Contact us now and make 2014 your most successful year

Team 2014

Make 2014 a winning year
Make 2014 a winning year

Make 2014 your most successful year

Would you like to take your mental performance to a higher level?

What if you had a personal coach supporting you 100% to ensure your success?

During 2014 I will be coaching a select group of eight athletes helping them achieve greater success through improved mental performance.  For the 2014 season my personal coaching will only be available to a limited group of people, who are prepared to work hard.  All other courses will then only be available in a “training only” format.

Henry Hopking is one of the world’s leading sports trainers.” – Financial Times

What’s included in this high performance coaching programme?

If you are a new to The Brain Training Company, the first stage will be your personal two day training course.  This will be scheduled for either December 2013 or January 2014.  You must be able to attend training in either the UK or USA.  For previous students, you will be invited to attend an initial one day training course in advanced skills at a similar time.

Initial training (two days for new students, one day for previous students)
Brain Buddy AVE equipment customised to your training goals
EEG equipment – brainwave measuring and training equipment
10 months of personal coaching*, including weekly email / phone training sessions (planning, goals, insider knowledge providing additional training resources etc)
Support at tournaments (Henry Hopking will only be supporting Team 2014 members at major events such as World or National Championships)
VIP access – you will be able to call me at any time directly on my personal mobile / cell phone, no office switch board, no scheduling calls.  Direct access. All other calls go to my office team. Only Team 2014 members can call me directly.
Two additional training days during the year

* – It is officially ten months rather than 12 months as a) sports seasons typically don’t last 12 months and b) We will both be taking a holiday / vacation at some stage!

How much does it cost?

The value of this is £3,000 in training days + £6,000 in coaching + £500 equipment = £9,500.  Successful applicants will be able to be part of Team 2014 for the special price of £3,950. 

If you are an existing student, you will receive the same as above except shorter initial training (one day) at the start of the season. You will also get the new EEG equipment, 10 months coaching, support at tournaments and one additional coaching days (two in total) for the single price of £1,950

If required this can be completed by a schedule of monthly payments.

Who can apply?

Team 2014 is open to top athletes in different sports.  The most popular sports for our mental coaching have historically been golf, tennis, archery and sporting clays.  If you are ranked or have ambitions of a top 30 world ranking in your sport then being part of Team 2014 is for you. Your suitability will be discussed during an application interview.

Places are available to both new and past students.

There will only be eight places available on Team 2014.

Please click the link below and complete the form.

 

Ask us more…

Training vs Coaching

With the increasing popularity of our mental fitness coaching programmes, we have reached a crossroads. At one point during 2013 I was providing active coaching for 18 people and this was too much.  I felt the quality of coaching decreased and frankly I was working more hours than I enjoyed to deliver this! There are now some new training formats available.

Training vs Coaching.

Define: Coaching is where I work with a student over an extended period of time; typically 3-6 months. Training is where a student attends a private course,typically 1-3 days in duration and they then implement their new skills independently.

To maintain the quality of coaching, the number of places available at any time will be limited.  Historically the most popular coaching programme lasts three months.  As students reach the end of their coaching, new students will be invited to join.  So there is very likely going to be a waiting list.

The coaching programmes which start with a one or two day private course will now also be available as a “Training Only” option.

If after you attend a training course you feel you do actually need a little coaching assistance, coaching can be purchased separately on a per month basis.

 

“Dreams can help with learning” – The importance of Theta…

Research has shown that people who dream about a task perform it better on waking compared to those who do not dream about the task. (BBC News)

This reinforces the knowledge shared in our brain training courses, where the importance of theta brainwave activity in learning is discussed.  For optimal functioning, new information is received in a high-alpha state.  That is then memorised or integrated in a theta state.  The theta brainwave is an important brainwave for a healthy sleep cycle, as well as delta.

During our training courses, like the Mind Maximiser,  you learn how to access this state by increasing the amplitude of the theta brainwave at will. For anyone wishing to learn information at an accelerated rate, it is essential to be able to control the levels of high-alpha and theta brainwaves.  Some people talk about the “super-learning state”.  

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“Brain Training” games don’t work

At last there is the evidence that brain training games don’t boost brain power. (BBC report)

When doing radio interviews, the most common question I am asked is how good are these electronic games recently promoted to improve brain function.  My reply is always the same…doing lots of sudoku puzzles simply makes you good at doing sudoku.  There is no wider neurological benefit which can be applied to other tasks.

If you want to train your brain, you need to

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Funding boost for Australia’s Olympians

Australia is always serious about winning medals at the Olympics.  Recent news shows that they are putting their money where their mouth is as they prepare for the London Olympics.  Today I heard that athletes in Australia’s elite performance programme will receive a funding boost of AUD$120 million in the run up to London 2012 Olympics.

The view as reported in the media is that winning Olympic gold medals give an important boost to National moral.  The cost of $120 million shared by 20 million tax paying people in Australia is seen as a fair price to pay for success. $6 / person is surely a great value price to contribute to bringing home more medals.

I would agree, but then perhaps I am biased being so involved in the Olympics. I see that any support given to athletes is a good thing. As long as the funding gets to the coaches and athletes; not sloshed around management.

In contrast, it was reported that last year Team GB was struggling to reach a £15 million ($20 million) funding target for Elite Performance training.  But this was in the depths of the recession and the funding is now in place. However this funding is in contrast to Australia with a cost per person in the UK of only £0.25 ($0.40).

It is not just about the money, but the quality of the coaching is a key factor in my opinion.  Team GB has made huge advances in this area since Beijing 2008.  As this all plays out in the years ahead, it is going to see what the balance of results are in the end.

If you are interested in reading more about the number of Olympic medals won at Beijing 2008, versus population size and GDP of countries, then this post will interest you.

P.S. many in Australia are disappointed with the announcement of this funding.  They had hoped for $100 million per year, in the run-up to London 2012!

Theta brainwaves essential for memory

From Reuters:

Scientists find how relaxed minds remember better.

Stronger and more lasting memories are likely to be formed when a person is relaxed and the memory-related neurons in the brain fire in sync with certain brain waves, scientists said on Wednesday….

…Synchronization in the brain is influenced by “theta waves” which are associated with relaxation, daydreaming and drowsiness, but also with learning and memory formation, the scientists explained in the study in the journal Nature.”

Accessing the theta brainwave is an integral part of the memory training I provide.  Memory techniques on their own are not enough. During both the memorisation and recall process, you need to increase theta brainwave activity and get both hemispheres balanced.

This research reinforces that The Brain Training Company is teaching cutting edge techniques.

You can only develop a really powerful memory with integrated brainwave training.  See the popular Mind Maximiser training course for more information on this subject.  Here you learn the techniques of memory and how to control your brainwave activity.

Have you tried a memory  training system or attended a course?  Did you learn how to access the theta state on demand and have this shown to you on an EEG system?

On a separate yet related matter, did you know that you need to be able to access a high-alpha state for speed reading?  So for effective learning skills, it is critical to be able to shift between the high-alpha and theta brainwave states (as well as other elements taught in the training course).

Brain Training Gold at Winter Olympics

Canada’s first gold medallist at Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics used brain training.

The first few reports are starting to come out of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, about those athletes who have utilised brain training technologies.  Various brain training systems are used by an increasing number of National teams.  However for many it is a closely guarded secret to gaining that competitive edge.

Sports Psychology has been applied for many years and is now seen is essential for any top athlete, whatever their sport.  The brain training I refer to is the Sports Neurology – a new field of peak performance giving athletes an extra edge.  This encompasses the maturing field of neurofeedback as well as more cutting edge systems as used by The Brain Training Company.

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NSCA 2010 All American Teams

It is interesting to see that 4 of the top 10 members of the USA “NSCA 2010 All American Team” in sporting clays have learnt mental training skills with The Brain Training Company.

What are your goals in 2010 for your sporting clays, trap or skeet shooting?  Do you need to gain that mental edge?  Perhaps you should also be thinking about attending the same training course as these top level shooters?

Mental Training for Sporting Clays