Brett’s meditation coaching is specially designed to help gamers train their brain and emotions to maximize time in the zone.
I train people to master their body, emotions, and mind, using meditation and yogic practices. We will train your brain and heart muscles with exercises proven by both modern science and ancient wisdom, allowing you to maximize time in the zone, where your "A Game" flows naturally.
This session will have time for practice & questions to dive deeper into specific patterns and challenges facing gamers. You'll learn the neurological and physiological basis of the patterns, and how to overcome these weaknesses by training the mind, breath and body.
Gaming is one of the most mentally and emotionally challenging activities, requiring enormous mental fortitude, focus, and equanimity in order to achieve success. Every top player knows that what's holding them back isn't knowing the right thing to do, but doing it consistently in the heat of the moment.
Meditation helps to rewire the default neural pathways, from ones rooted in our limbic system (the so called reptilian brain of survival) like the fear reaction of freeze, fight, or flight, to the prefrontal cortex (PFC) where executive functions of logic, planning, analytic, and strategic thinking are processed.
Meditation is the master key for rewiring your brain and we'll teach you how to wield it.
To be the best, you must master your mind and face every situation as the fresh moment that it is.
How does Serral handle a loss and get his mind back to a state of focus and equilibrium?
The Gamer Life
I've been a gamer all my life, from chess to poker to video games, but found my true love with the release of StarCraft in 1998. I soon made friends with top American players and began spending exorbitant hours on Battle.net. My natural talent at the game never matched theirs, but my strategic understanding and coaching style allowed me to help them improve, so I began leading teams.
Eventually this led to founding Team sMi, which was briefly the premier North American StarCraft team with members like Idra, Nony, lastgosu, Nero, lzgamer, G5, Tasteless, Spades, Stalife, and more. At the same time I worked as a reporter for GosuGamers.net and attended live WCG events, allowing me to coach players both online and in person.
Then the poker boom hit and I joined the StarCraft exodus into the life of Holdem. I spent several years playing regularly with a yearlong stint of living solely off my poker earnings. Both games taught me tremendous lessons about my mind and emotions, which led me back to school to learn more.
After leaving the gaming scene I earned a degree in Psychology, focused on neuroscience and body language, and then became a teacher of meditation and yoga. While teaching classes and workshops around the world I often thought about how helpful these practices would have been for the gamers I'd coached in my youth. I'm happy to now be coming full circle and offering what I've learned back to the community I grew up in.
I've spent a lot of time supporting the training of world class players, and I can help you on your path to mastery as well. I look forward to working with you :)
-Brett (aka sMi.NewB, aka k2o4, aka YogiWarrior)
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