More and more sportspeople choose HeartMath to improve their performance.
One famous example is Ian Woosnam, captain of the recently victorious European Ryder Cup Team (read the article: Ian Woosnam, 2006 European Ryder Cup Team Captain, Reveals His Secret to a Winning Performance).
‘Using the emWave Personal Stress Reliever has enabled me to recognize the effects of stress on my body at any given time, which then allows me to use the HeartMath techniques to immediately help relieve this stress position… My recent tournament performances in Germany and Holland were helped by the use of HeartMath… emWave can recognize stress levels not otherwise detectable. I wish I had known about HeartMath earlier in my career.’
Ian Woosnam, 2006 European Ryder Cup Captain and 1991 Masters winner
Other articles about HeartMath and golf can be found in the May 2007 edition of the well-known international magazine Golf Digest Playing with the Heart, Golf Digest mei 2007, in the Manchester evening news or in Today's Golfer Sep07.
Several golf professionals have even trained to become HeartMath one-on-one providers. The English edition of the HeatMath golf book Managing Emotions is now available in our webstore.
Besides golfers, more and more sportsmen and sportswomen have started using the HeartMath tools, such as markswoman Nynke Pereboom. Nynke has been using the HearthMath tools for several years and it allows her to improve her mental resistance considerably. From Denmark, where she attended a three-day competition, she told us:
‘The game is finished and the emWave has again worked miracles. On the first day I shot 7 points above my personal Dutch record and nothing was wrong.
The second day however, things went completely wrong. All my shots were too low and I couldn’t understand why. My score was unusually bad. Later I discovered that swirling winds were my biggest enemy. Anyway, you only realize that when the competition is over. I went back to my hotel with a bad feeling. That night, I "freeze-framed" (I like that word) several times with the emWave to get rid of the negative stress of that second day.
I noticed that the negative stress had completely disappeared on the last competition day. In the first part (lying down), I started with a series of 100 out of 100 points and that series was the basis for a score 10 points above the Dutch record.
Pity though that I played for Westfalen so the Dutch records don’t count. But the performance wasn’t any less.’
More information about Nynke’s experience and performance can be found on www.schieten.net (in Dutch).
More recently, HeartMath Benelux has started sponsoring Moniek Kleinsman who participated in the ice-skating competitions during the Olympics and is a member of the Dutch national ice-skating team. Her first comment:
‘Yesterday I practiced with Peter Kolder’s (coach of the KNSB training team and former coach of Jong Oranje, the Dutch national youth team) Freeze Framer (which is now called the emWave PC). I was quite busy at that time and it was amazing to see how relaxed it made me feel. I practiced for 20 minutes, it didn’t work at first.... lots of red...until I calmed down, and in the end I started noticing more green. My mind was overloaded when I started, in the end I felt completely relaxed.’
Cyclist Marc de Maar of the Rabobank racing team uses the emWave PSR to reduce stress and improve his performance. (See article De Maar winning the Rabobank mind game from the magazine Procycling).
If you would like to learn more about the possibilities for improving sports performance, please contact us. We have a number of Providers specialized in sports, here are just a few:
Premotions, Roel Zijlstra, Stam 20, 1275 CJ Huizen, phone +31 (0)35-5233549 (outside office hours) / mobile +31 (0)6-42972315, e-mail: email@example.com.
Ewold de Maar, +31 (0)6-41528134 or +31 (0)50-4062006, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Hoge Hereweg 70, 9756 TK Glimmen.
Ivar van der Moolen Golf school, website: www.golfschool-ivarvandermoolen.nl, for dates, prices and program, or call Ivar van der Moolen at +31 (0)6-54312871, or Eric van der Linden at +31 (0)6-23197780