Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner
Kathy Murphy - Kathy@myoptibrain.com 2.20.2018 An article about the recent Women’s French Open winner caught my attention…it caught my attention because part of the headline stated, “A fearless risk-taker captures her first WTA Tour title at a Grand Slam.” This player is 20 years old spending her life on a tennis court (and undoubtedly in the gym) – why wouldn’t she be fearless and a risk-taker while playing tennis? Ok, some amount of fear in certain circumstances is good – it is a survival instinct. However, when we are talking about sport performance, fear (and the anxiety that accompanies it) can limit our success. It is true, this emotion does exist when playing a game…not because it has a legitimate place, it just seems to creep in over time. Once we…
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Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner
Kathy Murphy 5.11.2017 The following quotes are from Dr. Joe Dispenza, renowned for his expertise in teaching neuroscience and human potential. These statements were written in the forward to the book, The Science of Golf and Life written by Dr. Debbie Crews and Dr. Candace Pert. “When we match our behaviors with our intentions, align our actions with our thoughts, and we get our mind and body working together, we move into that indescribable state of being that all who play [golf] crave so much.” “With the advent of functional brain scans and various other modern technologies we are able to peer into the inner workings of the mind and body. When we can correlate what is going on inside of us with what we are consistently creating outside of…
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Opti Brain Still Collection

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https://youtu.be/YACLx3zi1-8 Opti Brain uses the Muse brain sensing headband to record your brain activity. This is known as an electroencephalogram (EEG). Generally, while collecting EEGs, it is recommended to sit still and quiet. An EEG can record more accurate information as well as easily quantify your resting measure. A resting measure is what your brain looks like when you are sitting still and quiet not performing any body movements or quantitative thinking. Resting measures are useful...   Still Collection Steps   Still Brain Mapping Steps  
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Opti Brain In Motion Collection

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https://youtu.be/H5P995H3cVQ Opti Brain uses the Muse brain sensing headband to record you brain activity. It can be beneficially to record your brain activity while you are performing a specific motion or sequence of motions. In your performance optimization specifically it is beneficial to record your usual movement routine immediately before the peak of your performance. For example, if sports is your performance outlet, record your brain activity during the routine leading up to: putting a golf ball, throwing a free throw, shooting an arrow, hitting a baseball, etc. In Motion Collection Steps
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Opti Brain Mobile App Introduction and Set Up

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https://youtu.be/MeyNDFxdrsE Opti Brain is a mobile app (currently available on iOS devices) produced by Opti Brain to help you collect, look at and interpret your brain activity. It connect wirelessly with the Muse brain sensing headband produced by Interaxon to connect with your brain. The Muse headband records your brain activity and sends it to your Opti Brain app during 2 to 60 second time intervals. You can then map and interpret any brain data collection you record using Opti Brain. Opti Brain/Muse Headband Setup    
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