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Peak Performance Periodization: integrating skills considering timing and context
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Futurehealth Workshop by Sue Wilson

This workshop will briefly outline the pathway to achieving high performance and how focus on how high performance is sustained.. In the section on how to achieve high performance materials on how to identify the task requirements and the ‘ideal performance state’ will be presented. This will be followed by the periodization model which guides the coach/teacher/counselor on what, when and how to integrate biofeedback assisted mental strategies for enhancing performance. It is assumed that individuals attending have knowledge/expertise in biofeedback but wish to know more about how to use it in performance based settings such as sport, business, music, etc.

I. Choosing ‘high performance’ individuals

II. How to develop optimum skill performance

III. Identifying individual zones of optimal emotional functioning

IV. Producing a periodization plan

V. Active Recovery and Regeneration


What are the three stages of learning identified in the development of excellence?

A) initiation stage- age 6-13 need teach who likes child & activity but does not need high skill level. Performer learns quickly

B) Development stage 13-15 yrs Habit of skill developed (usually through positive feedback & success) & needs more time and energy. Expert instruction now required.

C) Perfection stage Must take personal ownership of commitment, responsibility and social consequences.

How does ‘deliberate practice’ create excellent performance?

A) Task has to be well defined & challenging to individual\

B) Information feedback is essential

C) Time for repetition and correction is necessary

D) Requires effort, determination and concentration

E) Takes years to create ‘expertise’

What are the principles of periodization?

A) Planned overload

B) Reduction in workload

C) Overcompensation

D) Planned Recovery/regeneration

E) Integration of physiological/psychological & social plans

How does one determine the ‘Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning"?

Identification of positive & negative emotions that improve performance

Identification of positive & negative emotions that impair performance

Confirmation of these emotions in actual stressful situations.

Practice in enhancing facilitator emotions & eliminating or reducing non-productive emotions


Author: Vietta Sue Wilson

Sue is a retired professor of York University, where she taught sport psychology, coaching, and self-regulation courses. Her experience includes Biofeedback and Neurofeedback in a medical center, counseling center, businesses, and in schools. For years she ran a program with her graduate students who assessed and trained executives in large organizations including pharmaceutical , paper products, electronics, accounting and the financial industry. Dr. Wilson has served on the Board of Directors for both sports organizations and biofeedback organizations. Sue has worked with a variety of sports and varying levels of experience of athletes. She has worked with the novice athletes to Olympic and world champions. Her Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Performance Enhancement Suite is used world wide for the assessment and training of individuals who wish to attain elite performance. Sue provides training for other clinicians via hands-on seminars or via the web

Other Products by Vietta Sue Wilson

1) Optimizing Performance and Health
2) PTSD of Losing

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