EMDR therapy for performance enhancement
One of the most innovative uses of EMDR therapy has been in treating performance related issues. EMDR uses the same process to help decrease stress and anxiety surrounding work, school or other types of performance.
EMDR has proven to be a very effective treatment for this debilitating condition. Using the technique, the client reprocesses the event letting go of negative imagery, emotions, and body sensations that are attached to their performance issues. Any mental blocks that are interfering with performance are removed allowing the client to tap into their strengths. This leaves the client feeling more empowered and confident in achieving their goals.
Examples of performance-related issues may include:
- Test anxiety
- Fears surrounding public speaking, interviews, and presentations
- Anticipatory anxiety
- Inconsistent performance
- Poor stress management skills
- Recovery from sports injuries