Why Employers Should Invest in Brain Training


Law enforcement officers are called on to make split-second decisions that can have life or death consequences. Researchers posited that faster and more accurate decisions under tighter control could affect these outcomes.

Independent researchers randomized officers into an intervention group (assigned training in visual speed, accuracy, and inhibition control exercises) and a control group (assigned training in visual memory and spatial relations exercises). The officers were asked to train for 10-15 minutes per day for four weeks.

The officers went through a pre-training ‘shoot/don’t shoot’ assessment on a shooting range with live ammunition. Each officer was told to shoot at a target of a man holding a gun and to withhold fire from a target of the same man holding a cell phone. Targets popped up and down across the range at a speed of less than a second per target. Initially, there was no difference between the two groups.

After the training, the researchers found the intervention group was significantly better (29%) than the control group in overall accuracy. More, importantly, they found the most common error in a live fire situation was not withholding firing. Looking at that error, the researchers found the intervention group had a 60% decrease in shooting the unarmed target.

The Zone of Optimal Functioning & Flow

Reach peak performance — the zone of optimal functioning and flow. There are science-based methods that have been developed to help manage the physical and mental stresses placed on executives, law enforcement, and first responders. And these methodologies can be adapted to help manage the physical and mental stresses that are placed upon you by these professions. Experience…

  • Better Cognitive Function
  • Enhanced Decision Making
  • Greater Emotional Control and Management
  • Improved Reaction Times
  • Optimized Physical Performance
  • Better Response to Crisis
  • Improved Response to Stress
  • Better Overall Resilience

Terry Clark is a high energy professional with extensive experience in Federal law enforcement and intelligence.

Terry’s route to epigenetic performance & lifestyle coaching emerged from a lifetime of reaching for his own biological optimization. As a lifelong athlete he was tickled to refer to himself as a “professional athlete” because, as a Federal Agent for 24 years, he got 4 hours per week to work out. An insatiable curiosity and a passion for the hard sciences built a basis of knowledge that is very valuable in identifying patterns and trends and the significant anomaly in client’s challenges in achieving their own best life.

While his talents for investigation and analysis were critical to success as a Federal agent, the study and practice of Gestalt as learned in Organization and Systems Theory became increasingly important as did the advanced interviewing body of knowledge in understanding the human way of relating to ourselves and others.

Terry understands first hand how a stressful and taxing career can challenge your body and mind’s ability to perform at its highest level. Identifying the links between a client’s current lifestyle and impediments to optimization is just a first step in the epigenetic coaching model.