Peter knows sports and what it takes to become a winning athlete. As a track star from Olympic College, WA and the University of Washington, Peter Dufour won a Silver Medal in the 400 meters and a Bronze Medal anchoring the 4 man 1600 meter relay, at the Pacific Conference Championship Games, held in Berkley California.
In May of 2017, Olympic College announced that Peter would be an inaugural inductee to the Ranger Hall of Fame.
Peter has a proven track record in helping amateur and professional athletes in developing peak performance — whatever their sport may be.
Peter Dufour Acceptance Speech
Olympic College Athletics, in partnership with the Olympic College Foundation, announced on June 10th, 2017, that Dr. Peter (Pete) Dufour was inducted to the Ranger Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017.
“This is the inaugural class of the Ranger Hall of Fame and Olympic College Athletics is pleased to honor the outstanding accomplishments of OC athletes from throughout the 70-year history of intercollegiate athletes at Olympic College,” said Athletic Director Barry Janusch
Dr. Pete Dufour aka the “Slender Sprinter” ran track at Olympic College for Coach Doc Rethke in 1948 & 1950. Dufour won five conference championships (two in the 220 yard sprint, two in the 440 yard race, & one in the mile relay). In 1950, Dufour set Washington State Junior College Athletic Conference meet records in the 220 yard sprint & 440 yard race. Read his full Biography
Peter utilizes a unique combination of sports psychology, Advanced self-hypnosis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and a life-long belief that “With consistent practice, whatever you positively imagine, ardently desire, and sincerely believe, will result in a winning outcome.” There are no limitations, everyone has this ability.
He also believes that through the use of Brain Wave Technologies, (researched at Harvard and UCLA Medical Schools), an athlete can overcome negative thoughts, enhance mental energy, and maintain a high focus on winning, never on failing.
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) once said; “I never remember missing a shot.” His focus was always on success - never on failing. That's the hallmark of a true champion.
Amateur and professional athletes can benefit from training their mind-body system to improve performance through the use of self-hypnosis and visualization.
Practicing visualization allows the athlete to break down the smallest part of their performance that replays in their minds over and over again until they get their peak performance just right. Visualization or mental rehearsal has long been a part of elite sports, but the practice of mentally simulating competition has become increasingly sophisticated.
Are you recovering from an injury? In consultation with a physician, Peter can teach you how to speed your healing from an injury.
Whatever your sport and whatever your goal, let Peter show you how you can use the power of self-hypnotism to perform at your personal best.