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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 us, that event creates a memory, and as a result, we are then biologically changed.”

As a golf coach, I have always felt it was part of my job to help golfers become aware of their thoughts, clearly define their intentions and then provide accurate feedback related to their actions and behaviors. One of the advantages of using Opti is it fills in the gap of providing accurate feedback from the mind. The brain maps clearly show activity levels in 4 quadrants of the brain.

As players, we want to develop and sharpen our skills. As coaches, we are there to facilitate this process – make it faster, smoother, easier for our students. Dr. Dispenza defines skills as “subconscious programs that are acquired thru frequent repetition. A skill is when the body and mind merge as one.” Training the performance of our skills with Opti provides instant and accurate feedback of thoughts and actions – we can compare what is going on inside and outside creating memories and biological change!!

If you are using Opti, let us know how you or your students are improving. If you have not joined our team yet…please check go to our website and click on PURCHASE! You will soon discover Opti is an indispensable tool for improving your skills.

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By Judi Adams -2x Olympian, Performance Coach       4/20/17

In his book, A New Earth, Ekhart Tolle writes: “Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy? The present moment is inseparable from life, so you are really deciding what kind of relationship you want to have with life. Once you have decided you want the present moment to be your friend, it is up to you to make the first move; Become friendly toward it, welcome it no matter in what disguise it comes, and soon you will see the results. Life becomes friendly toward you; people become helpful, circumstances cooperative. One decision changes your entire reality. But that one decision you have to make again and again and again – until it becomes natural to live that way.”

Often, on the practice field, we are confronted with life moments that may be disguised as difficult situations and result in a bad day at practice. Every practice session presents some challenge to help you grow. If you see tough practice sessions as an obstacle to your goal, then you have the opportunity to adjust your perspective. Challenges present themselves when they are needed and you will benefit when you embrace the present moment and tackle the challenge. Likely, you will encounter similar challenges during a tournament. These challenges are not something to keep you from your goal, but a critical path toward achieving Better Than Your Best performance. Stay in the moment no matter what it is. Celebrate the easy days and embrace the challenge of a difficult day. Work with the challenge as opposed to against it – the positive energy will encourage cooperation and progress. Who you are and what you are capable of is not changed by the challenge of a practice session. What changes is your ability to adapt, and thus, your reality.

Learn more about how Opti can be applied to a variety of activities and environments by checking out our entire website at www.myoptibrain.com and/or by contacting us today!