Brain balance, or in this case –lack of brain balance – lost the game. Did you know that nearly every Gold Medalist in the Olympics wins by a mere fraction of a second? Brain balance is the key to winning or losing in almost every contest and academic, business and creative encounter that we face. Focus, reaction time, clarity of thought and consistency are what makes the difference between winners and losers. Each of these characteristics relies on a brain that is in balance and harmony.

Picture your favorite superstar. When you think of Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning or Michael Phelps, you think “smooth.” You don’t picture a frenzied, tight, screaming individual. Superstars demonstrate a consistently calm demeanor. Their team counts on them to always execute effectively regardless of the situation. Some people call it “being in the zone.” Being in the zone is important to athletes, executives, artists and young people. Being in the zone means that brainwave activity in your frontal lobe (execution) is balanced with brainwave activity in your occipital lobe (input). It means that activity is also balanced between left and right lobes.

Life’s traumas – physical and emotional – can alter brainwave functioning. Brainwave activity goes out of sync. When the brain is not operating in balance and harmony, many things can happen. Your peripheral vision closes in. Your visual acuity dims. Your hand-eye coordination can be slowed. Your speed, strength and endurance aren’t at their peak. Your reaction times slow.

You see, the brain is master control. It controls everything we think, feel and do. And it also controls your autonomic nervous system – a significant dimension of our physicality. When the autonomic nervous system operates at its prime, respiration, perspiration, heartbeat, breathing and salivation are working at their best tempo.

To date, we’ve worked with golfers, sprinters, swimmers, cyclists, archers, hockey players, race car drivers, football players, basketball players, mixed martial arts fighters, and many others who want to be at the top of their game. They’ve walked away with results: 10 points shaved off their golf score; competing at the highest level; jumping higher; running faster ; increased stamina and focus; and winning!

Most importantly, we’ve also been able to help people who have been injured or those who were competing in the zone, but are now haunted by blocks or anxieties. We can help parents and players understand how the brain has been affected by a head injury – and better yet, help significantly in the recovery.

Young people who are serious about their game also need to be serious about their academics. Students find that after they have experienced Brainwave Optimization, their test scores improve. Their ability to focus and get the work done improves. Students gain confidence and self-motivation, resulting on less wear and tear on the parents.

Overall, people who experience Brainwave Optimization just feel better and operate on a higher level:

"I feel myself changing every day; I am now making much healthier choices in the food I eat, the way I interact with people in my daily life. I now look forward to every day and feel very blessed to have found Brainwave Optimization."

Aren’t you ready to see what you can do with a balanced brain.

Author's Bio: 

Lee Gerdes, Founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies®, is the creator of the cutting edge technology Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing™, which is transforming lives all over the world.

As the author of Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, published in 2009 by Namaste Publishing and now in soft cover, Lee's work emanates from a combination of his interests in how the brain works and its effect on mind, body, and spirit, coupled with his personal experience of trauma in the form of a violent assault in 1992.

This effort has now evolved into the neuro-technology known as Brainwave Optimization™, which is produced and distributed by Brain State Technologies®, with nearly 200 affiliate offices in 18 countries worldwide serving over 50,000 clients.

As a result of this trauma, in 2000 Lee began working with his own brain to relieve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His success in overcoming the effects of trauma led him to dedicate his life to understanding neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself) and how the breakthrough insights of neuroscience can be applied to improve peoples’ lives. His work is daily proof that by optimizing our brain, we can optimize our entire life, empowering us to "at last be the limitless individuals we were born to be."