EMDR is not only a powerful therapy to deal with post-traumatic stress and other emotional problems, but it is also a very effective technique to deal with stressful situations at the workplace. Due to today’s global economical challenges, pressure, stress and conflict are increasingly becoming issues in working life, and EMDR is successfully being used in dealing with these matters.
EMDR is an amazingly effective technique that can help to enhance and boost your performance by removing obstacles, improving self-esteem, strengthen positive thinking, enhance physiological sensations, and install visualizations of success in a variety of situations.
Why Use EMDR?
EMDR acts directly on the nervous system by clearing the blocks and obstacles that prevent you from being your best as it removes traces of difficult earlier situations or traumatic incidents. EMDR can for example reduce anticipatory or performance anxiety and boost confidence. The person can then accomplish a task optimally without being influenced by past negative events, beliefs or physiological responses.
Performance Enhancement can help you:
Prepare for presentations, interviews, auditions, public speaking and reduce stage fright
Boost your confidence and reduce stress levels during competitions and performances
Manage anticipatory anxiety
Increase your stress management skills and to regulate your emotions
Improve inconsistent performance
Boost confidence about yourself and your abilities
Accept and adapt to difficult organizational changes
Take on a new role within the organization
Deal with conflict, rejections and other obstacles that come with change
Who Would Benefit From Performance Enhancement?
People who strive to improve their performance and set higher goal for themselves, or would like to feel more confident and for people who give outstanding performances every time but still experience anxiety beforehand. Performance enhancement with EMDR works on making confidence and ability more congruent and reducing anticipatory anxiety to manageable levels. People who may benefit are:
Business executives, managers
Doctors, solicitors/barristers and other professionals
Women in management
People returning to work e.g. after maternity leave, sabbatical, after period of ill health or surgery.
People who want to improve their hobbies
People who are good at their job but struggle with the social side e.g. corporate entertaining/networking
Performance Enhancement Is Not Suitable For:
Those who are currently struggling to cope; are currently suicidal; are currently self-harming including misuse of alcohol. People with many personal and chronic problems lastly EMDR does not work if a person is taking tranquilizers (e.g. benzodiazepines) or using cocaine.
Performance Enhancement is not a therapy and it may be more appropriate for some people to have a course of psychological therapy first. This would be discussed at the initial assessment session.