Sylvain Gaspersz trains mental resilience from a holistic approach. As a sports teacher and lifestyle coach he has developed a strong method to connect body and mind. For example to be able to influence stress. “I look at breathing, heartbeat and movement. Why do you start breathing more heavily at certain moments and why does your heart beat faster? Which emotions are connected with this and what does the body demonstrate? In a broader sense nutrition and sleep also influence the brain and therefore behaviour.”
During the training programmes Sylvain organises for Allied Forces connective tissue is often the focal point.
“Our body stays upright because of connective tissue, various sensors for pain, warmth, stress and hormones are embedded in this tissue. You can regulate what you observe, like soldiers and police officers do when they are dealing with stressful situations. For example during special interventions or at the special police squad.”
Sylvain translates techniques to the commercial sector and specifically to the people he trains. “I bring them back to their core, their self-awareness. That can have an enormous impact on daily life, so on their private lives as well. Some, however, will really alter their course completely, which can be much needed. The resilience will increase drastically, because the individual grows mentally and physically within the group. And that is in everyone’s interest, also the group’s interest and in the interest of the client.”