Greg Warburton is a former marathon runner, lifelong athlete and a dedicated innovator in the fields of mental health and sport performance.

This author, teacher and professional counselor turned peak performance coach to elite collegiate programs and athletes reveals how radical self-honesty, emotional awareness and developing positive performance phrases can unlock peak performance.

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Pulled Quotes

  • “Practical, applicable, learnable and quick methods.” [3:15]
  • “Mind-body, not mind only.” [5:05]
  • “Mental training is fun when you know what to do AND practice.” [6:35]
  • “Practice the courage of self honesty.” [7:55]
  • “You cannot know what you want to do about your performance if you don’t presently notice how you’re thinking, feeling and behaving while you perform.” [8:05]
  • “Create positive performance phrases.” [9:01]
  • “The thoughts that start in our brain don’t stay in our brain, they literally travel into the body as energy.” [10:07]
  • “Focus on how you do want to perform moment-to-moment.” [14:15]
  • “Poor performance doesn’t have to live in your mind and body.” [18:53]
  • “We can reproduce poor performance at a cellular level.” [20:23]
  • “When we have ongoing performance challenges, poor performances or slumps, it has more to with blocked energy in our mind-body system than it does willpower, lack of determination or a bad attitude.” [22:44]
  • “Keep your energy system clear and clean.” [24:31]
  • “What do I have to do now to live a productive life?” [37:40]

 

Show Notes

  • The evolution of mental training over the last 30 years and Greg’s take on the current “state of the union” [1:45]
  • The new paradigm of not just advice, but applicable and practical tools that teach athletes what to do and how to do it [4:00]
  • The ideal starting place for mental and emotional fitness training [7:00]
  • Greg goes deep on the power of positive performance phrases and positive affirmations for achieving peak performance [9:07]
  • Greg’s work with the Oregon State Baseball team and how the pitching staff used mental training to tune into their peak performance states [11:25]
  • The physiological manifestations of your thoughts in your body [14:20]
  • The reason why Greg focuses on programming the brain overtime using language and repetition vs. a one-off light switch [16:28]
  • Why Greg doesn’t believe slumps have to happen [18:06]
  • EFT, energy psychology and peak performance [21:27]
  • The body-mind tune up and energy clearing work of EFT and why it matters to athletes from a scientific perspective [23:26]
  • The growing field of energy psychology and mental training practices for athletes [25:42]
  • What energy psychology, tapping and peak performance have to do with garden hoses [27:07]
  • The difference of negative and positive adrenaline on achieving peak performance [30:15]
  • Greg’s work with children of trauma and the impact EFT can have on PTSD [33:08]
  • How Greg used these same techniques to overcome his own trauma and accident [35:52]

 

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