Dr. Vietta Sue Wilson
25 April | 26 April
In this 2-day sports master class, Dr. Wilson shares a wealth of knowledge and experience garnered over her career in sport psychology.
Dr. Wilson will focus on the commonalities of having to perform when under pressure - be it a critical decision at work, a competitive event or a life challenge. She will review the basic psychophysiological assessment and transfer skills she has acquired across a lifetime that have been applied to Olympic champions, business executives, counselling clients and individuals facing terminal cancer, such as:
- What attitude (of the coach and client) is most productive?
- What psychophysiological modality has the most impact (emg, eda, hr, hrv, temperature)?
- What brain state is most disruptive or facilitative of performance: focus, anxiety, busy brain?
- What coaching style and practical skills beyond your office can benefit your clients?
She will introduce three daily practice skills (think, breathe, image) and will discuss simple takeaways from helping people perform. In addition, some of the 'miracle cures' and 'fabulous flops' will be shared.
About Sue Wilson, PhD
BCIA Senior Fellow (biofeedback, neurofeedback) Senior Scholar, York University, Toronto,Canada
Sue Wilson is a retired professor from York University with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe. Her teaching and research was in sport psychology and learned self-regulation. Sue has worked with top executives and over 50 world or Olympic athletes from 1976 to Rio 2016. The software and training courses she developed for the BFE's Optimizing Performance and Health Suite are distributed worldwide. She also does mentoring for other biofeedback based clinicians. Sue is currently providing mental training for Canada's Paralympic archers as well as two tennis clubs and individual athletes from gymnastics to hockey to figure skating.