Costin Domaro, the man who could revolutionize sports in Romania: “Train your brain and use it! The organ between the ears is not just for a head lift!”

Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, in Executive Education Program – Neuroscience of Leadership. He is the founder and general director of the Center for Research in Neurological Performance Enhancement, which this summer called Veruvis.

Costin and his team, made up of researchers and practitioners in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, nonlinear mathematics, data mining, software development, and human resource management, help people access and maximize the healing power of the brain. Ability.

Veruvis has a neuro-training program for four categories of clients: 1) Increased performance of managers. 2. Autism and ADHD. 3. Stress management. 4. High performance sports.

Since we are interested in sports and its development, I spoke with Costin mainly about it. What does this neurological training program improve? First, the attention and focus of athletes, then impulse control, and also prevents fatigue and harmful injuries and improves sleep.

In general, they are individual programs, executed after each client is evaluated and given a map of their brain, but there are also programs for teams.

Costin Dămășaru will present his ideas and talk about his innovative project at the Sports Business Academy courses starting October 9.

Recommended item

In 2012, Serena Williams had a mental breakdown and was locked in her hotel room for three days: what happened at Roland Garros

What is this treatment you are using? If you can explain it in a way that everyone can understand, it’s not just scientifically…

More important than a good answer is a good question, in what field. I have a PhD in management, I am also a psychiatrist. I realized that it is very important to ask the right questions. You get the best tools, the best people, and the best advisors. If you don’t have the right questions, you can get the best answers to the worst questions. In truth, these answers don’t get you anywhere. We first ask the athletes who come to us, “Who are you and why?” Before you became an athlete, you were a human being. And before you were born, there were some people in your family who went through different periods. Epigenetics is an amazing science that shows us the effect of our ancestors’ traumas on us. This trauma is also transmitted 7 generations ago. Transgenerational shock, which is stored in the organs, and from the organs the information is transmitted to the gene.

I learned that a generation or two…

Seven! It turns out it is. These genes can be turned on or off. In the mother’s womb, the fetus feels all the emotions that the mother feels during pregnancy. The less pleasant items are usually inflated and transferred to the fetus.

Do they move after the birth of the child?

surely. But I say chronologically. During pregnancy, depending on the feelings that the mother feels and depending on how difficult the pregnancy is, the baby forms its own neural networks, that is, how it will govern the contexts that go through it. How will the world see? Later, and developed. And it works on those neural networks, and it doesn’t change much. That is why that period is critical. And how the mother eats, and if she fights, and what to do … a lot. After his birth, beauty begins. The child will imitate what the parents do. Coming back, what are we doing here? We see how the customer’s brain works and what it really is, how neural networks communicate, how they see the world, how they accept it, and how they use the information they access and gather to make sense of it.

Do you discover all this on your own or does the customer have to say something too?

He must say, talking to him, that we are not a caterpillar mother. We see some information, put it into context and confirm or reject certain assumptions. The brain is very complex. That’s why we’re so good here, because we manage to create the narrative, to create the story, confirming the topic or disproving assumptions. This is how research is done. We discuss and get to a very good point, which shows us relationally what is going on in that person’s brain. I talked about the first part. Then, in Part Two, we teach the brain how to communicate more effectively. I will give you an example: Suppose you came here and climbed through the window, this is how your grandparents taught you that you have no doors.


And you climb through the window, and you break your hand, and you break your neck, says Carraggio, because that’s what happens in tennis. This is the case in your family. You still go crazy, but you know that’s how your ancestors did it. I will tell you: “Time is up. We also have a door!” We take you by the hand 20 times and lead you out the door. And you start thinking: “Wait, that means everything you’ve done so far that you thought was normal, is actually useless.” You learn something else, you give your mind something else. Brain will refuse at first, he’ll say, “Dude, it’s no good at the door, it’s better upstairs, at the window.” The brain’s #1 goal is to keep you where you are. “Guys, it’s not good at the door, it’s better to fall, it’s also good with a broken hand.” You can’t imagine yourself without the broken hand. You don’t imagine yourself without hitting yourself. You do not see life without a bruise and without pain. This is life. I tell you: “Take it this way, it’s safe.” You pass once, and you take him out the window, because that’s what you are. Then, little by little, we show you another way to reach the desired goal without unnecessary consumption of resources.

How long do I need to get to the door?

Well, it depends. We have clients where it was resolved after three sessions, some after six sessions, and some after 8.

Fast after three sessions?

yes. We have two young tennis players who broke everything after three sessions. They took them to see if they had taken steroids. seriously. The footballers came here and then they broke in two!

I smile a little, because it seems to me unreal …

Well, that’s the technology. Now I’m putting together some testimonials with a former CEO of a very large company, who is 68 years old. He came to us with depression and tinnitus, and was in trouble. Now almost 20 years old. He told us he wanted to testify, it would be ready in September. There will actually be more testimonials. Here, people’s lives change.

“Put the curtain aside and see reality!”

You have the opportunity in the fall to speak to the people who will be present at the Sports Business Academy, and you will be a lecturer here. What do you want to tell the learners?

I would like to talk to them about the need for mass construction. It’s very important. The need to take your time to grow organically. I could have done more positions as well, but I wanted to do things here.

It is very important to educate yourself. Look, this summer I read a great book, American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It is a corridor in which a deity pulls the curtain and curtain aside and looks beyond reality. amazing thing. This is what we have to do, to look behind the curtain, to see what is really happening behind us, because what we see is an illusion. Because of the traumatic experience I had, I had to remove the curtain, or else I would die. All I know didn’t help me. I wanted to recover, because I also had a suicide attempt in 2014, but I didn’t understand what was happening to me, why my head was beating all the time, why can’t I walk?

“I was diagnosed very severely with a disease called tinnitus, the main symptom of which is the perception of a ringing sound in the absence of an external source, and the sound is only heard by the patient. I have consulted more than 60 specialists at home and abroad, but no one has come up with a solution to save me from this nightmare that I did not wake up from it. Any interaction was another source of negative feelings, because this disease is accompanied by severe depression and general anxiety.”

Can’t you go?

A doctor scared me that I would die in three weeks, and because of the great fear, my back muscles contracted, the sciatic nerve was also activated and I could not walk for four and a half years. I went to Vienna, I sneaked around, and I got nothing. It was all physical. I was pulling my leg behind me. Four and a half years.

“It’s not what you have, it’s what you do!”

How did you manage to recover?

In the gym, little by little, I started to meditate as well. I didn’t know my way around, I could say I’ve always known it, but no one knows it. Just invite God to show you the way. I worked with the best therapist in Holland, I went to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), for a course that was supposed to last a little, but it lasted a little longer. I went there to find a solution to my case, I sold things to earn a few thousand dollars. It was a revelation to me. They gave me information, access to people, and the ability to do something no one else could. What you build with the grains of sand you have matters a lot. And this is what I would say to those who come to the Sports Business Academy: It doesn’t matter what you have, it matters what you do. What you can do with what you have, where you have it.

You have clients and business people. What relationship do you see between businessmen and athletes?

A very strong one. You can make a lot of money from sports. This is how it is now, everything is monetized. The most expensive player costs more than 100 million euros, right? That’s a lot!

There are athletes who get depressed at the end of their careers, and they no longer know what their purpose in life is. Can you help them here at Veruvis?

Certainly! We can show the brain to process information differently and adapt to the new reality, which is just as beautiful. Equally exhilarating, just as challenging. There are a lot of opportunities they don’t see. Because they are used to jumping out the window, not the door. It’s like a transmission: you move to second, third, fourth, and back to second again, it depends on what you want to do. You’re going up a hill, you can’t do that in sixth gear. Same thing with them. This is what we do: We help their brains to be able to process information differently. How? in a computer game. We develop a special protocol for the client after identifying the problem, and then playing a computer game. When the brain goes in the correct statistical direction, i.e. approaches a point, gets a reward, and starts the car. when it does not stop. And he alone learns to control his brain, his brain waves, with a direct effect on his functions.

Perhaps you should find some athletes who say they improved their performance after coming to you…

Yes, they will say, but we do not force anyone.

  • In the second part of the interview, which we will publish tomorrow, Costin Dumaro talks about the “Eriksen case” and the “Moto case”, but also about the athletes’ concerns.

Leave a Comment