Performance Enhancement Center

Performance Enhancement Center

Welcome to the Georgia State University Counseling & Testing Center’s Performance Enhancement Center (PEC). Stress and anxiety can negatively affect performance in sports, performing arts, and the classroom (more specifically public speaking and test taking). At the PEC we work with students who want to increase their confidence, focus, motivation, and decrease their anxiety so that they can perform at their optimal level. The PEC is a self-paced learning environment designed to help students explore various skill building resources to decrease anxiety and improve performance. The center features state-of-the-art EM wave biofeedback equipment which trains students to slow down their breathing and be more relaxed while performing. The PEC also has two massage chairs to help students relax and de-stress. We also offer audio and video equipment so you can record yourself practicing public speaking and then review the material to see areas where you could improve. By having an opportunity to practice performing, you decrease stress and anxiety, making the process feel more natural.

The Performance Enhancement Center currently contains information and/or guided exercises on:

  • Performance Anxiety
  • Mental Toughness
  • Fear of Public Speaking
  • Test Taking Anxiety
  • Relaxation Breathing Exercises
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Positive Thinking and Self Talk
  • Relaxation Imagery/Relaxation Music
  • Stress/Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Sleep Issues
  • Healthy Eating

Students who are interested in the PEC will receive three individual consultations with one of our staff to assess the student’s needs and design a program specific for them. Next the student will receive instruction on how to use the PEC equipment and resources. Following these consultations, students can then sign up to use the PEC on their own at their convenience (with a student ID). Call the Counseling & Testing Center at 404-413-1640 to make an appointment for a consultation. We are located at 75 Piedmont Ave., N.E. Suite 200A (in the Citizen’s Trust Building-across from the University Commons).