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THE DARK SIDE OF COMPETITION - PART 2

By Scott Ford

We all compete. Competition is ever-present. We are born into a dualistic world where we learn to play dualistic games so we can participate in dualistic competitions where winning spirals us upward into fields of reward, while losing spirals us downward into fields of despair.

We...

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ABOUT THE ZONE

By Scott Ford

One thing can be said for all sports; they can all be played in either your normal performance state or your peak performance state. The question is, why would anyone choose to play in their normal performance state when they have the option of playing in their peak performance...

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A BURST OF NON-DUAL UNITY

By Scott Ford

Today is another day in my book of days, starting with my daily journal. For me, journaling is like diving into a freshwater stream of consciousness and going for a swim. Sometimes the swims are on the surface; other swims dive deeper. It’s up to me: do I snorkel on the...

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SPIRIT AND SPORT

By Scott Ford

What I find fascinating about the transformational process is that transformation requires a letting go of the old in order for the new to emerge. For subject to become object one must "let go" of the subject, and that letting go process is inherent to integral consciousness and...

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ORDINARY AND NON-ORDINARY TRAINING PRACTICES

By Scott Ford

The paradigm shift we are seeing in high-performance coaching is a shift of inclusion and expansion. It includes non-ordinary training practices that transcend and include the ordinary training practices we all grew up with. With the inclusion of non-ordinary training practices to...

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ON SOCIAL JUSTICE: SOLVING FOR “X”

by Scott Ford

Let’s start with working definitions for two categories of performance experience and their equally different states of performance consciousness.

The first performance category is constructed with our Normal Order Performance Experiences, our NOPEs, which we create when...

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ON TRANSITION

By Scott Ford

As coaches, we’ve all been on lock-down during the Covid-19 pandemic, and now, as we transition back into coaching, we are also transitioning forward into new coaching territory. If all goes well, soon we will be going back to our pre-virus jobs after months of in-virus...

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NOW ON CONTACT

By Scott Ford

Q: How to cultivate resilience during times of crisis?

To cultivate resilience during times of crisis, we first need to know what we mean by “resilience,” and then we have to define the crisis during which we are cultivating resilience.

Resilience is about returning to...

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ON THE STATE OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

By Scott Ford

My association with Sport Psychology has been a back and forth discussion on the subject of conscious flow and conscious flow coaching. More precisely, is it possible to intentionally generate a flow state performance, and if it is, then is it also possible to coach intentional...

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NON-DUAL VISUAL FIELD TRAINING – AKA SOFT-EYES WITH INTENT

By Scott Ford

 1. This practice is a 60-second, soft-focus training practice that involves your entire visual system, and by visual system, I mean the thinking eye and the seeing brain.

2. This soft-focus training is a visual training practice that teaches you how to create what is called a...

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