Dr. Mitch and Angelika Sadar have helped professional athletes, high powered professionals, and students optimize performance.
Optimize Your Performance
Anger, frustration, anxiety…These emotions have cost many players an important match. More importantly, they can cost the enjoyment of the game. We can help players learn the skills that can make the difference between having fun and winning matches and going home frustrated with the game.
Using observation, parent input, and state of the art tests, we evaluate how students perform both academically and emotionally. We will develop a personalized plan to help the student as well as help parents to work with their school to obtain the best academic plan for their child.
Performance psychology often focuses on learning techniques such as relaxation and using imagery. Utilizing biofeedback introduces additional and powerful set of tools that goes way beyond traditional peak performance training or sports psychology.
Reasons to Choose Sadar Psychological to Maximize Your Performance:
- We have helped professional athletes, nationally ranked juniors, and college and high school athletes, executives and professionals, and students of all levels who want to make their brain work more efficiently and improve their performance.
- Elite athletes including professional tennis players, olympians, and NHL players have chosen to work with us.
- Angelika Sadar is widely recognized in the tennis community for her expertise and regularly asked to speak at regional and national tennis conferences.
" “My son went to take his driver’s license test last Friday. He was really nervous and had a long wait before his turn. I suggested he use some of the breathing lessons you had taught him. He said “you know, they really help” and also mentioned the lesson about staying focused in the present, not getting too far ahead of yourself. Seem to help him a lot and he did very well on his test. Thought you’d be interested to know how students are applying your lessons beyond the tennis court. Thanks for your interest in our kids.”"
- Father of Nationally Ranked Junior Tennis Player
Two weekends ago we were visited by two colleagues/friends from Florida, Mike and Carolyn Cohen. They brought with them their bioresonance equipment and program (the Lenyo CellCom unit). They had been telling us about their positive experience with this equipment, and they were kind enough to bring it up so we could see it in use. We had lined up several of our patients who were willing to act as subjects in a trial use of the bioresonance training. Our emphasis was on chronic pain, although the training has reportedly been used successfully with a host of medical and psychological issues. (more…)
Forms of ADHD
There is possible confusion and misunderstanding regarding the terms ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). ADD is an old term that has been replaced in the official diagnostic language by ADHD. But ADHD can “officially” come in four forms: ADHD-combined type; ADHD-predominately inattentive type; ADHD-predominately hyperactive-impulsive type; and, ADHD Not Otherwise Specified. People in the field recognize that individuals with ADHD can also have difficulty with organization, difficulty completing tasks, problems with working memory, and problems with various, so-called executive functions. Further confusing the picture is that attention/concentration can be adversely affected by many things, such as anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, etc. (more…)
Defining Illness and Disease
There is a distinction that is being made in some medical circles (e.g., the treatment of pain) that, in my opinion, should be more widely known and circulated. The distinction hearkens back to a differentiation made by Eric Cassell in the late 1970’s: “Disease, then, is something an organ has, illness is something a man has.” According to this way of thinking, disease is something that needs to be cured, such as infection, injury, toxic exposure, cell degeneration, etc. Illness is something that needs to be managed such as feelings of pain, discomfort, distress, weakness, fatigue, etc. Obviously, these two things are not mutually exclusive, and they often occur together. Fully understanding the difference between illness and disease, as well as how they can be treated, will help you understand how alternative treatments such as EEG biofeedback fit into a holistic treatment plan for disease and illness. (more…)
The Importance of Mind at Rest
At this point in our evolution, the optimally functioning brain should be able to reach an optimum level of activation for whatever task is before it, maintain that optimum level of activation for the duration of the task, and then achieve a state of rest in preparation for the next task to be presented. The basic foundation of this process is the ability to attain a resting state whenever possible. It is this basic ability that is being adversely affected by modern society and that individuals must find a way to address if they want to perform at their best. (more…)
How We Understand Pain
Previous theories about pain are being challenged by new technology and research. The previous idea about pain involved terms like: “pain receptors”, “pain nerves” or “pain pathways”. The idea was that there were nerves all throughout our bodies and, when one of these was stressed or triggered, a message of pain was sent to the brain. This idea always had some problems because it could not explain certain occurrences. For example, we know that the amount of pain we experience does not necessarily relate to the amount of tissue damage. Then there is the phenomenon of phantom limb pain, where a body part gets severed from the body, but the person still experiences pain in the absent body part. And, of course, people with chronic pain grow tired of hearing that all the tests indicate there is nothing physically wrong, but yet they continue to experience pain. There are numerous other examples, but I think you get the idea. (more…)