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Neurofeedback training: the link between mental health, the central nervous system and running performance

Mental health is top of mind for most of us these days. The pandemic has increased isolation, depression and anxiety. At the same time it has limited our races and group runs. Over the last two years, many athletes have opened up about their personal mental health struggles, and the resources they turn to for help.

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Ava Walters Cout

In this episode Shakeout host and Olympian Kate Van Buskirk shares her experience with neurofeedback training, a form of therapy that helps to regulate the central nervous system. Kate is joined by neurofeedback practitioner Ava Walters Cout. Kate and Ava chat openly about how this therapy can be effective for the mental health and performance of runners at all levels.

If you or someone you know is struggling we encourage you to reach out to a mental health professional or follow this link for online Canadian resources: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services.html