Most people know what a coach is. It’s someone who helps you learn a new skill with instructions, guidance, and hands-on practice. There are many different types of coaches out there, whether it be sports coaches, diet coaches, music coaches, career coaches, and many more. But the question we get asked a lot, is what exactly is a brain coach? And why do you need one?
What is a brain coach?
The human brain is an amazing organ, but it requires training to develop your focus and attention. Keeping the brain stimulated through active learning results in better memory, critical thinking skills, decision making, and other important functions. If your brain is not stimulated, normal cognitive processes and other skills can begin to decline, including memory and critical thinking.
My job as your brain coach is to help you train your brain so you can perform at your cognitive best. We do this by understanding how the brain functions, and how that functionality relates to people’s skills in learning and life. When you understand how connected your body and brain are, you can use that information to make better lifestyle choices every day.
How is brain coaching done?
We have a number of resources to help you on your limitless brain journey. Our classes are dedicated to helping you focus on memory function, problem-solving, decision-making skills, and overall lifestyle changes such as sleep, diet, exercise, and stress management. In addition, we offer weekly podcasts with incredible guests to help you hone these skills.
It doesn’t matter what age or stage in life you are, our programs are designed to help you unlock your limitless potential. Whether it’s through a class, a podcast, our extensive Kwik Brain community, or any of our live streams and webinars, our training is meant to fit into your busy life. For less than twenty minutes a day, we challenge and exercise your brain.
Benefits of brain coaching
Your brain is a muscle, and like any muscle, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Brain coaching can result in better performance, not only at home, but at work or school. Students often perform better in subjects that they might not have done so well before brain coaching. At work, you can have better overall mental performance, and that can lead to promotions or better pay.
By stimulating different areas of the brain, it improves overall functionality. This results in better brain health marked by things like reduced anxiety, lower stress, and an improvement in your mood. Your confidence will grow, leading to higher competency levels that will carry over through other areas of your life.
Why does brain coaching work?
Your brain is constantly working and when you apply brain training methods and techniques, you’re ensuring that the process of brain growth known as neuroplasticity continues. Neuroplasticity keeps your brain healthy through new neural growth and organization of neural structures.
When you stop learning new things, your brain will eventually prune the neural network associated with skills and information you no longer use. But staying mentally engaged and active, you’re ensuring that these networks are not only used, but maintained. This stops your brain from shrinking and helps your grey matter stay healthy.
One of the biggest reasons our programs are so effective is that we aren’t teaching you one skill. We’re embracing the idea of metacognition—or learning how to learn. In school, you were taught what to learn, but the actual process of learning is limited to rote memorization or repetition. No matter what program you choose, you can apply those skills to learning any subject.
There are many approaches to brain coaching. Here at Kwik Brain, we want to help you improve brain function, increase brain capacity, reduce stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, and get you to perform better in work and school. Our programs are designed to fit into your busy schedule, and our staff are here to help support you on your limitless journey.