Performance enhancement training (also known as psychological skills training, or PST) refers to the ways in which people's performance can be improved via mental or psychological methods. For many years, these methods have been developed for use with athletes. More recently, some of these same methods have been applied to other areas of performance, especially the performing arts and the field of business. These techniques can be useful to people regardless of age or level of skill.
For Performers: Athletes and Performing Artists
The Performing Edge works with athletes, such as runners, bikers, triathletes, swimmers, gymnasts, tennis players, squash players, skaters, golfers, and hockey players. Dr. Hays also offers workshops and programmatic or case consultation to coaches, physiotherapists, personal trainers, and professionals working to help others achieve optimal performance.
The Performing Edge works with performing artists, such as musicians, dancers, and actors. Dr. Hays also offers workshops and programmatic or case consultation to conductors, directors, artistic coaches, and producers working to help others achieve optimal performance.