Stress Performance Training
Stress Performance Training (SPT) is the missing link in the training and education of anyone who must perform under stress. By not teaching stress management skills, we fail to prepare people for the reality of their jobs.
Science knows how to do this better. We bring what research has learned and make it applicable to the real world.
The skills we teach are practical, performance focused, easily learned, and easily integrated.
In the case of first responders, who have to deal with actual threat to their lives and well being, this lack of education can lead to devastating outcomes for the first responder and/or the public. Corporate workers may not face true life or death situations, but to the brain and body the stress is the same, and the impact on short and long term performance is just as significant. Athletes experience their stress in yet another context, but again, to the brain and body it feels the same, and on a personal level the stakes are just as high.
HOW WE DO IT
Combining Sciences. Our training is informed by research in kinesiology, psychology, and neurology.
New Technology. Realtime biofeedback (in the form of heart rate data) makes information and skills concrete and relatable. Biofeedback increases the speed at which trainees learn stress regulation skills.
Learning Science. Our training is based on what research has found to be most effective for skill retention. This informs information presentation, feedback, and practice.
INDUCING STRESS. Our most complete training programs involve stress inducing practice. Trainees feel the effects of the stress response on performance, and then learn to apply their regulation skills.
THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT STRESS
Eliminating the stress response isn't possible, and worse, suppressing it can cause long term physical and psychological damage.
Form dictates function, and the brain is no more able to operate without the stress response than a gun is to grow flowers.
Learning to harness the stress response for performance is the way forward.