Oct 6, 2017
In today’s show we have a tremendous interview with Dr Debbie Crews.
Debbie is an extraordinary individual with a unique career in Peak Performance research. She is also a golf coach!! Representing someone who has a unique combination of scientific rigour to back up real world experience.
Her research over the best part of 30 years has provided some vital insights of how to get the best from your brain function to perform at your optimum. If you are a golfer you will find this fascinating but even if you are not and you want some cutting edge tools then join us for this episode.
During our talk Debbie talks about:
How we now have a much better understanding of left brain/right brain function and how and why it is important for the left side of the brain to go quiet just before we initiate a motor programme.
The ‘myth of relaxation’ and how the concept of total mind and body relaxation can for some individual be very bad for performance.
The ‘one second window’ of opportunity
A fascinating idea fully explained.
Author of the book ‘Golf – Energy in Motion’ Debbie points a way towards the integration of the mind body system to release your true abilities.
How the BREATH can be a key link in creating the optimum state to send an object to a target in sport.
How this obvious but under used concept can literally transform the quality of your play.
How the breath affects heart rate
The key differential between breathing in and breathing out and how most people have completely the wrong concept of how to breath efficiently.
The role of intention and the absolute necessity to create a clear blueprint from the mind to create a motor programme in the body.
The body will only perform in line with the clarity of your intention.
How a very clear intention will allow you to focus your attention.
And as we have often discussed on this podcast if you do not have control over your attention you have little to no chance of controlling your game.
With intention follows attention and with attention we give ourselves the best chance to perform.
Creating your sporting ‘persona’.
We discuss how great athletes are basically good actors and how the imagination can be harnessed to access your best performance state.
The ‘creation’ of a golf shot and the need to get away from the idea of ‘consistency’
Forward focus a simple but stunningly effective concept to get you away from the idea of mistakes, a way to move on despite any poor play.
What kind of swing thoughts do and don’t work
Debbie is one of the world’s leading experts on the yips.
How 93% of the population do not have the type of yips they think they have.
How the yips can originate
How the yips get worse
More importantly how to start the process of recovery
Practical tools to deal with this most debilitating of ailments
How and why attention is so crucial in the battle to overcome yipping issues
An incredibly informative session with a true leader in her field
You will improve your ability to perform in any area of your life by taking some of these concepts and applying them practically to your life.