Frequently Asked Questions

This picture sums up what we do!

When Jacob, aged 8, drew the first picture he could not focus in class, he had an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and a classroom assistant.  He was bottom of the class in literacy and maths.  As you can see from the picture, his mind was in chaos.
Just 6 months after starting the Performance Breakthrough exercises he drew the second picture!!!  His mother told us. “Jacob is now top of the class, no longer needs assistance in school or at home.  
We are very proud of the difference we make for children like Jacob, teenagers and adults.

How does the programme work?

Watch our 7 minute introductory video to see and hear how the programme works and the science behind why it works.

Video link – Susan explains why we use balance

Programme Research by Maynooth University Dublin

Despite the small size of the study, the findings provide us with an interesting snapshot of how this American programme has been translated to a different geographical context – in this case, Northern Ireland. All of the clients were shown to have responded positively to the intervention as reflected in the statistically significant improvements in both the overall pre-post score and on each of the 9 sub-scale categories. Read full research article…

Maynooth Research Quinn and McGilloway LBP report Dec 2016 FINAL (4)

Who does the programme help?

At Performance Breakthrough we unlock the potential of children, teenagers and adults who are challenged in education and or struggle with emotional and behavioural issues.

We achieve positive, permanent results in the classroom, workplace and on the sports field.  

How is the programme delivered?

We want to provide the best support service we can for all of our clients. 

All support calls are carried out online via face to face zoom or WhatsApp video calls.

In addition, we are only a text or phone call away if you have any questions in between support calls..  

We are very aware that it is usually 10pm before parents have time to think about who they were meant to call that day.  Text us at 10pm  Our phones will be off, but we will get back to you the next day with the answer to your query.

How does the programme work for such a variety of people from a child in school to a professional sportsperson?

The programme is a complete body and mind connection tool.  It balances and co-ordinates the body in order to reorganise the mind, integrating our 9 senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, vestibular, proprioceptory and interoceptory.

When a child struggles to concentrate in the classroom they may also find it difficult to concentrate on the sportsfield.   Therefore if he or she completes the programme with the classroom focus in mind their sport will improve at the same time.

Equally when a sports person struggles to concentrate whilst playing Golf for instance, they may also find it difficult to focus on paperwork.  If they complete the programme to improve their Golf swing, their ability to manage their paperwork will also improve and they will find that they complete tasks more easily.

What age range can participate?

We work with children as young as 4 years up to age 90.   Our motto is; If you can stand on the balance board and keep your feet still we can help!

Does it work?

Our innovative approach effectively re-organises and hard wires neural pathways through the modern science of neuroplasticity. (The brain’s ability to change).

We deal with the underlying root cause rather than simply putting a sticking plaster over the problem.  Our programme is drug free and the positive changes are permanent.

We are so confident that we will make a positive improvement for every participant that we offer a 6 month money back guarantee.  Should there be no observable, measurable improvement within 6 months, we will give you a full refund.

How long does it take to complete the programme?

For most of our clients It takes 12 complete our programme. 

Our exercises are completed 15 minutes per day, 5 days per week, in the comfort of your own home. 

Is there a best time of day to do the exercises?

This will be discussed with your Breakthrough Coach once we know more about your own individual circumstances and needs.

How do I find out more?

You have a few options:

Please note: – Our waiting list moves quickly. Please call to book your place and check for cancellations 

  1. You can lift the phone and talk to Susan to discuss your concerns and how we can help – 07790 245 145
  2. Or you could take a few minutes to complete one of our child or adult tick-box evaluations.  They include traits such as easily distracted, difficulty getting to sleep, handwriting, frustration and anxiety
  3. Or book your place on our live Thursday Webinar.  Susan explains the science behind how and why the programme works.

How much does it cost?

We have 3 payment options available.

Please contact us to discuss which option is best for you.

I'm ready to start, what happens next?

Once you have completed and submitted our evaluation, and spoken to Susan, we will post your full Performance Breakthrough kit to you.  You will then have your introductory appointment with Susan and our Breakthrough Coach, John, via Zoom.

During this appointment we will talk you through the kit and how to set it up correctly.  We start working with you straight away, providing the tips you need to get the most from our exercises. 

We will have a telephone call at week 1 to answer any questions and check how you’re doing.  

At week 3 we will have a Zoom call to review each of the exercises to see how you are progressing.

At week 6, and every 6 weeks thereafter for the remainder of the 12 months we will check in on Zoom to provide ongoing support.  

You are not on your own!

Parents...What happens if my child refuses to do the programme?

This is probably our most frequently asked question as many children start many activities with great enthusiasm but give up within a few weeks or months.

We offer a unique parent and child support service as part of the Programme.

The first thing we do in order to reduce the risk of a child giving up is to take the pressure off you as parents so that you can take all pressure off your child.  He or she, at this stage is fed up trying things and finding that they can’t succeed.  

They may have developed a ‘I can’t do it’ attitude.’  Our experience enables us to recognise this very quickly and come to your aid.  We will discuss the problem with you and your child and resolve it together.  We are often told by children and teenagers that we are the first people they have spoken to that understands what is going on in their head without having to ask. We are very proud to have honed this skill, having lived with it ourselves, so that we can reduce the pressure that many young people are under.  The result is they know they can trust us. 

If the going gets tough we will take over for a few weeks and work with your child once or twice per week.  A few weeks usually gets things back on track.

Call Susan to discuss how we can help - 07790 245 145

Complete your Child’s Evaluation

Take 10 minutes to complete our tick-box evaluation for your child. It covers 59 traits including difficulty getting organised in the morning, unable to follow instructions,  anxiety, frustration and meltdowns etc. 

Complete and submit your form, without obligation and we will be in touch.

Click here to complete your Child Evaluation

Dr Anish Anish Paediatric Consultant and Head of ADHD services recommends Performance Breakthrough.

Click below to read his full recommendation

Book us to speak at your Event

We would be delighted to speak at your event. Contact Susan to book her to speak at your school, workplace or sports ground. Susan tells the story of how she found the programme for her own two sons and how it enabled her to stop shouting! She also explains the science behind how and why this Movement Therapy Programme works.

Call us today to discuss how we can help:

Susan Steele Performance Breakthrough
Susan Steele

Tel:  07790 245 145

John Steele
John Steele
Breakthrough Coach

Tel:  07500 337 708

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Where to find us

Donaghadee, County Down