John Stevenson is a Registered Heath and Performance Psychologist who started offering Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Therapy in 2010 as an alternate treatment for patients who were not responding to traditional therapies. It is a non-invasive, non-addictive and medication free method for teaching the brain to function in a more balanced and healthy way.
John and his team have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their anxiety, depression and ADHD conditions to allow them to fully participate in sports, school and have an active, rich life. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment strategies to groups and individuals actively seeking to maximize their mental health and regain function.
In addition to Neurofeedback and Biofeedback therapy, John is also known for being a Mental Performance Consultant, Sports Psychologist and Executive Coach.
John obtained his Master’s degree in Sports Psychology from Toronto’s York University in 1992 and subsequently obtained a second Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from City University in Edmonton in 2006.
John has worked with a wide variety of organizations, individuals, and athletic teams, to improve their performance. Business clients (Chartered Accountants of Alberta, Atco, University of Alberta, Hockey Alberta, Alberta Environment, The Canadian Military, L’ Arche Canada, RCMP), Performing Artists ( Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Highland Troops, Highland Dancers), and Athletes ( U sports Golfers, U Sports Volleyball, U Sports Track and Field, U Sports Football, U Sports Hockey, NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology-Men and Women Hockey Program), Kings University (Men’s Volleyball Team), Concordia University of Edmonton (Men and Women Soccer Team and Men’s Hockey Team), Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Saskatoon Blades, Kootenay Ice, Prince Albert Raiders, Equestrian riders, Judo, Squash, Table Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Baseball, Archery and Pistol Shooters ) have all benefited from his expertise. John was the Mental Performance Consultant for Team Alberta for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
The Oxygen Advantage breathing exercises have been tremendously beneficial for not only for his sports clients but his ADHD clients with regard to improving the quality of their sleep, which in turn, have improved their ability to regulate their focus and their ability to regulate their emotions. The Oxygen Advantage breathing exercises have also made significant impact with regard to our clients recovering from concussions/traumatic brain injuries. The benefits from Oxygen Advantage breathing exercises have also been felt amongst our clients who have been struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Our clients have really appreciated the natural non-pharmaceutical approach that have allowed them to feel significantly better and in several cases be able to come off of their medication. Finally, the assessment and progressive O/A breathing exercises have significantly improved not only the performance of our sports clients but their overall health and well-being. Their ability to move with power and ease and their new-found functional breathing has allowed them to go harder, faster, and stronger during the course of their competition, which in turn, has greater levels of focus, composure, confidence, and consistency in their performance.
Areas of specialty or interest:
- Mindfulness-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Perceptual Training, Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, WIM Hof Method, Oxygen Advantage Breathwork
- Executive Coaching, Peak Performance/Sports Psychology, Concussion Assessment and Rehabilitation, ADHD Assessment and Treatment (Non-Pharmaceutical Approac
Education and credentials: B.A. (Hons) St. Francis Xavier University, York University Master of Arts in Sports Psychology, City University Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.
Registered Psychologist #3559
Affiliations and memberships: Psychology Association of Albert, College of Alberta Psychologists, Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, BrainCore Neurofeedback, Oxygen Advantage, Mental Game Coaching Professional
- Oxygen Advantage Instructor
- Mindfulness Sports Performance Enhancement Instructor
- Mpeak (Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness & Knowledge) Instructor
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Advanced Certification in QEEG and Neurofeedback
- Mental Game Coaching Professional
- Heart Rate Variability, Cognitive Resiliency Strategies, Mindfulness and Compassion Based Biofeedback (Biofeedback Foundation of Europe)
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