Eventually, after many attempts at “fixing” my problem, I collapsed from the cascading stress load, and I had no option but to draw a line in the sand and get to the root case of what was going on.
I was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory response syndrome. I recovered, but what I discovered was way in excess of simply a successful recovery. I found a whole new desirable way to live. It wasn’t rocket science, though it did lean on many new findings in the human potential arena. If only I knew what I know now in my 20s and 30s. What I found was …
“When I paid attention to the basic needs of what my body demanded – focusing on my brain function, and body energy – and doing it habitually, I accessed zones I hadn’t experienced before from which I ultimately I healed but my day to day performance rocketed off the scale. I was discovering a whole other level from which to perform”.
The key was to focus on the multi-facets of “stress” and how that impinged on my energy, and optimising recovery frameworks to super charge my energy quicker than I was in the past.
I credit my recovery to the training and mentorship I received from leaders in human performance science and functional health, assisted by cutting edge thinking and practice of bioenergetics. Despite my 52 years of age I feel the strongest, most resilient of my life.
I developed the PEAK Performance framework to support my own recovery and now offer it as means for others to access higher performance in my work.