Friesen Coaching & Consulting

Sport & Performance

Neuropsychology

Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology

Break Through Barriers

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Use the Latest Biohacks

to Get to the Next Level

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Train Your Mind,

Brain, & Body

For Peak Performance

Welcome to Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology

Leveraging the science of sport and performance psychology, executive coaching, and cognitive neuroscience to
maximize personal and professional potential


Want to learn about the 5 Learnable Mindsets of Highly Successful People ? Click HERE to read my article on Success.com

Want to know the keys to Writing Your Personal Mission Statement ? Click HERE to read my article on Success.com


Want to learn more about Concussions? In 2017 I had the honour to serve as the invited guest editor of a special CONCUSSION issue for the Canadian Psychological Association’s national magazine, Psynopsis. To see my introductory article ( The Role of Psychology in the “Concussion Crisis”) and the other articles in the magazine, click HERE. To download the PDF version click HERE.


Looking for treatments for Concussion or other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)?

Or, are you a elite athlete or high achiever looking for treatment for mental health difficulties (e.g, ADHD, cognitive issues, depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, insomnia, anger/irritability, or impulse control/addictions issues)?

If so, visit our treatment website NiagaraNeuropsychology.com to learn about the various treatment options we provide including:

-Psychological Treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback

-Other Neuromodulation techniques such as Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), and Transcranial Photobiomodulation.

For athletes and other high performers who can’t attend neurofeedback sessions in person, we NOW OFFER A REMOTE NEUROFEEDBACK/BIOFEEDBACK OPTION where you train out of your own home or place of work under Dr. Friesen’s supervision. Contact us for more details.

In addition to neurofeedback/biofeedback and other forms of neuromodulation (click HERE for more information), we are now offering the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), also known as High Performance Neurofeedback (HPN), Microcurrent Neurofeedback, Direct Neurofeedback, or Low-Intensity Pulsed Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (LIP-tES), to help with peak performance and those with TBI/Concussions and other difficulties.

Preliminary research has found such treatment effective for those with TBI/Concussions. Here are some examples of TBI/Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome research:

  • University of California summary of MEG study of HPN treatment of veterans with Mild TBI/Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome: Click HERE and HERE
  • Dr. Stephen Larsen’s article in the journal Biofeedback titled The Special Applicability of the LENS Form of Neurofeedback to TBI: Click HERE
  • Multisite case series of retired NFL players with multiple concussions & Post-Concussion Syndrome treated with Direct Neurofeedback: Click HERE
  • Dr. Stephen Larsen’s clinical outcomes study using LENS on 100 patients in the Journal of Neurotherapy: Click HERE
  • Dr. Corydon Hammond’s case study and qEEG analysis of a young woman with a severe TBI in the Journal of Neurotherapy: Click HERE

Videos of patient and athlete experiences and other information on LENS and related treatments:

  • Patient success stories: Click HERE and HERE
  • ABC News stories on research and treatment with football players: Click HERE and HERE
  • Former NFL players, Jessie Sapolu, Kermit Alexander, &  Craig McEwen’s, experiences with repeated concussions and treatment with Direct Neurofeedback: Click HERE
  • Former NFL players, Mark Robinson and Mark Cotney’s experiences with repeated concussions and treatment with HPN: Click HERE
  • Former NFL player, Gerry Wunsch’s, experience with repeated concussions and treatment with HPN: Click  HERE
  • Segment on The Doctors TV show: Click HERE
  • Young woman with Cerebral Palsy and a TBI treated with LENS: Click HERE

To learn more about concussions, more significant TBIs, and how to treat them, listen to Dr. Friesen’s interview on the Heal Better Fast podcast with Dr. Michael Pound by clicking HERE.

In 2017 Dr. Friesen had the honour to serve as the invited guest editor of a special CONCUSSION issue for the Canadian Psychological Association’s national magazine, Psynopsis. To see Dr. Friesen’s introductory article (The Role of Psychology in the “Concussion Crisis”) and the other articles in the magazine, click HERE. To download the PDF version click HERE.

Dr. Friesen also consulted with the Canadian Psychological Association for their CONCUSSION FACT SHEET. Click HERE for a PDF version of it.



My book ACHIEVE is available in Kindle format or paperback on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

If you like to listen to your books, ACHIEVE is also available in audiobook format through Audible.com or iTunes!

Click here to listen to a sample of the Achieve: 

 
 

Poor performance under pressure?

Are you struggling to perform under pressure? Maybe you’re a professional athlete performing worse during competition than during practice. Or an entrepreneur and your pitches to investors are hampered by your nerves

Problems Staying Motivated?

Ever find that you set a goal for yourself but start to peter out after a few days or weeks? Maybe you decided that you’re going to be getting up 30 minutes earlier to do cardio or work on that book you’ve finally decided to write.

Want to be More Productive?

Do you have important things on your to-do list that you never seem to get to? Maybe these are projects or activities that are really important to you. Maybe you set a goal to start implementing a daily stress management strategy like mindfulness meditation.

Want More Confidence?

Are you finding yourself struggling with self-doubt? Do you wish your confidence was always up? Do you find your belief in yourself waxes and wanes? Maybe you’ve tried “positive affirmations”, fighting back your doubting thoughts by telling yourself you’re awesome or you’ll be successful.

We help athletes and other top level performers achieve new levels of excellence by turning the latest science into practical and easy to understand strategies and techniques.

Our mission

Our mission is to help athletes and others who are serious about success. We do this through one-on-one in-person (from Niagara to Oakville) and phone/webcam consultation.

We also offer seminars & workshops to groups (businesses, specialized conferences, and elite sports clubs) on topics related to productivity, peak performance, and performance enhancement.

Our Philosophy

We believe:

  •  We don’t feel right unless we are excelling or moving forward.
  •  With one life to live, we have one shot to achieve our dreams and goals–we owe it to ourselves to give our best.
  •  Nothing happens unless we make it happen.
  •  If we really want something, we need to use every tool at our disposal.
  •  We often have more natural talent and resources than we are aware of.
  •  That many of us have not tapped our full potential. We are not aware of or not utilizing the numerous strategies and techniques that the fields of executive coaching, sport/performance psychology, and cognitive neuroscience have to offer.
  • If we are serious about our success we will leave no stone unturned to achieve our full potential.