Think WILD

Extend your MENTAL HORIZONS

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Challenge your PRECONCEPTIONS

SURVIVE AND THRIVE

ADVENTURE PSYCHOLOGY

Optimal Performance and Mental Fitness

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot

How do certain individuals cope and SUCCEED UNDER PRESSURE, whilst others crumble and fail?

How can we  learn to THRIVE on the challenges of life? 

How can we  motivate ourselves more effectively to PURSUE MEANINGFUL GOALS?  

CognitvExplorer applies neuroscience insights about the brain's adaptive responses to environmental stresses to MAXIMISE CAPABILITIES, be it in everyday life or in 'extreme' situations.

 

This Adventure Psychology approach is effective for both managing MENTAL HEALTH and achieving levels of EXTREME PERFORMANCE.

MENTAL HEALTH
 

An Adventure Mindset  is key to coping with stress, and  thriving on challenge.

Learn how to develop an Adventurous Mindset and take charge of your mental health.

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EXTREME PERFORMANCE
 

To get to the 'next level' of performance we can learn from  extreme sports practitioners what it takes to operate at the edge.  Learn how to strategically manage risk, overcome fear and focus on goals to achieve success!

Develop attentional focus and manage distraction under pressure.

Understanding how the brain 'works' under pressure, we can control it's resources and adapt to situational demands.  Cutting edge insights from neuroscience applied to regain control of drive and motivation, manage negative thinking and task-focus.  

Maximise the brain's potential.

OPTIMISED BRAINS
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ABOUT

Adventure Psychologist, cognitive neuroscientist, Mountain Leader, photographer and film-maker.  Dave Gallagher is the CognitvExplorer, a persona that epitomises a thoughtful yet pragmatic approach to getting the best out of one's life and capabilities. With an established reputation in psychological research coupled with long experience in a range of adventure pursuits activities, he promotes the lessons learnt from a lifelong passion to understand how people can THRIVE IN EXTREME and CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS.

From experiences in mountaineering, extreme cold SCUBA diving, kayaking, sailing through to his involvement with a pioneering UK BASE jumping collective, he uses a scientific approach to distil lessons on OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE UNDER STRESS that can benefit in everyday life. His work with maritime organisations encouraging disadvantaged folks to confront the wild seas provides innovative approaches to ENHANCED MENTAL HEALTH.

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SERVICES

  • Facilitated Adventure Mindset Experiences with a 'mental fitness' theme

    • From coastal and mountain walks to sea-based adventures with a relaxed conversational element to outline neuropsychological approaches to self development

  • Informative and Motivational Speaking

    • Inspirational stories of adventure including extreme sports, on overcoming adversity, with lessons on leadership and risk based decision making

    • ​How insights from adventure and extreme sports can help corporate organisations and individuals with respect to managing stress, optimising brain processes and motivating productive focus (enquire about extended workshops)

  • Consultancy

    • Science-based expertise (experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience methods) understanding how to measure performance under different contexts - from consumer behaviour to 'extreme' performers 

CONTACT US

Dave Gallagher, CPsychol

Adventure Psychologist

cognitvexplorer@gmail.com

Tel. 07772706807

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