The 4 R’s of peak performance: Rest, Rebuild, Regenerate and Relax

Welcome to Peak Sentience

A Training and Development company focused on data-driven, evidence-based approaches to enhancing cognitive output and achieving Peak Performance. 

What is Peak Performance?

Each day we are challenged with mental tasks that demand our attention and cognitive capabilities. Performing these at our optimal abilities from waking up to sleep-time requires the fitness, endurance and the finesse of an elite athlete. Realizing this and adjusting our approach and practices is the surest way of obtaining Peak Performance.

Who is this for?

  • Does your day require periods of sustained focus?
  • Do you work or play in a competitive environment where the speed, accuracy, and output of your decisions and actions are judged?
  • Do you find yourself mentally fatigued before your day ends?
  • Do you come home at the end of your workday wanting only to vegetate on the couch?
  • Do you want to improve your ability to perform and compete in any of your mental tasks?

The Cognitive Athlete

You, the Cognitive Athlete?

High-performance athletes require intense periods of focused training balanced with periods of rest and relaxation to recover and rebuild. In fact, the period of rest its timing, duration, and details is as important to improving performance as is the type of training that is done. This cycling of stress/relax, stress/relax that optimizes performance is not unique to physical sports but applies to our ability to perform cognitively. Optimizing cognitive performance requires the same approach to optimizing physical performance. Hence, each of us can be viewed as a cognitive athlete.

How do You Train the Cognitive Athlete?

In short, we train the Cognitive Athlete the same way an elite athlete trains. Periods of stress followed by rest. Rinse &repeat, rinse & repeat. Simple, time tested, documented and effective.

Ok, So How Do You Actually Do This?

Our cognitive, and physical, health and performance require a balance of mind, body, and spirit. This well-established triad is impacted and can be changed, or bio-hacked, by building a training program around the four pillars of our health: Diet, Movement, Sleep & Mindset. Each of the pillars is co-depend on the other and works synergistically to maximize the output or performance of the individual. There is a well-establish body of scientific literature supporting the importance of each pillar in obtaining optimal mental performance for details see our Science Page. However, a comprehensive, interactive, data-driven program combining the best practices to support each pillar and create a synergistic outcome has not been done before.
This is the driving passion & mission of PeakSentience: maximize Peak Performace for the Cognitive Athlete.

The program includes workbooks, intensive retreats, online mastermind study and support groups, and individual coaching sessions. Participants attend a year-long personally tailored research & development program based on the four pillars of optimal health – Diet, Movement, Sleep and Mindset.

It opens for applicants once a year in February and places are limited to 30 people each year. It’s transformative, revolutionary, playful and interesting. To register your interest, try this quiz and see if you qualify to attend.

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About Us

Brent Reynolds

Science Provocateur
Brent A. Reynolds, Ph.D. attended the University of Calgary where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in 1989 and 1994, respectively, and a DTCM from the Canadian College

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Brent Reynolds

Science Provocateur

Brent A. Reynolds, Ph.D. attended the University of Calgary where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in 1989 and 1994, respectively, and a DTCM from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

While working on his Ph.D. thesis Reynolds’ discovered the existence of stem cells in the adult mammalian brain, a finding that overcame a century-old dogma that the mature brain did not have the capacity to repair itself. After graduating Reynolds co-founded the first neural stem cell company (NeuroSpheres, Ltd.) where he was a Director and VP-Research. Here he developed a strong patent portfolio in the neural stem cell field developing and protecting protocols related to the application of stem cell technology in brain repair. Today, these patents and technology have been licensed to numerous biotechnology companies that are testing the efficacy in over half a dozen clinical trials for diseases such as spinal cord injury, stroke, ALS and pediatric disorders.

After a 10-year hiatus, where Reynolds studied and practiced Chinese Medicine and Hatha yoga, he returned to industry and assisted in the development and launching of several products in the stem cell field while working in Vancouver, Canada. In 2004 Reynolds returned to academic science as a Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland in Australia where he continued to refine the application of neural stem cells for repairing the damaged brain.

In 2008, Reynolds’ was recruited to the Dept. of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida and for the past 12 years has focused his efforts on studying aggressive pediatric and adult brain cancer and developing novel translational approaches to combat this lethal disease. Working with a multidisciplinary group of scientists the team is taking the unique approach that cancer can be managed as a chronic disease by applying the principles that have been used in ecology to manage wildlife and pest populations. Based on the lessons learned over the past 80 years by ecologists, the team is focused on using multimodal low toxicity therapeutics to enforcing a stable tumor population that exists below a threshold that has any harmful effects. Most recently, Reynolds’ lab is focusing on the role that natural product and cannabinoids play in regulating aging and their application in treating cancer and age-related diseases.

Reynolds has more than 80 publications including papers in Science, Nature and Cell with 8 manuscripts receiving over 1000 citations. In addition, he is an inventor on 20 granted US patents and numerous patent applications.

Reynolds is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida, and an advisor to numerous technology companies. NIH, NHMRC, private companies and a number of foundations have funded his lab.

Michael Bartura

Rebel Trainer
Michael has been involved in lifestyle education, health & wellness promotion, training and organisational development since the mid-Eighties.

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Michael Bartura

Rebel Trainer

Michael has been involved in lifestyle education, health & wellness promotion, training and organisational development since the mid-Eighties. With close to 20 years of management experience in four continents, he brings to the table a well-refined cross-cultural mentoring capacity and a managerial acumen amassed in both not-for-profit and business contexts. He has extensive experience in Mindfulness practices and delivers insightful and engaging training seminars and group-work through nondenominational science-based methodologies.

In earlier years, Michael worked as a therapist and a trainer in clinics and centres in Australia, UK, the US and Canada. Later, he undertook senior managerial roles in international businesses and charities. In his last full-time role, as a manager for the East West Learning Centre in Singapore, he focused on designing platforms to deliver an integrated Mind-Body approach to leadership education. Last year he oversaw the TeamUp program – a unique coaching journey designed to counter stress and build resilience in charities. In Australia, he runs his own coaching practice based on Mindfulness-based Leadership and Positive Neuroplasticity to work with individuals, organisations and Startups. He is also member of the core faculty of the School of Life in Melbourne.

Besides a variety of certificates and diplomas in holistic therapies, Michael holds a Master’s degree in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is a passionate and skilful coach and has been and associate of the Asian leadership Institute for close to 20 years.

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