Getting rid of the imprint of stressful experiences

There is a very powerful way of dealing with deeply stressful experiences. It only takes four letters to name it: EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement and Desentizitation Reprocessing. The following Australian TV feature from 2015, about 7 min long, shows how it works and what it brings.*

client during a wingwave session:

EMDR is happening right now.


Developed by Francine Shapiro (USA) and originally used by psychotherapists in the eighties for bringing relief to patients with so called post traumatic stress disorder, EMDR has eventually found a new place in other contexts and is today accesible to everyone. The idea is: well, we have all had our own traumatic moments in our lives. Not only terrible experiences like witnessing a train crash or an assault, or the sudden loss of a beloved person, can lead to trauma. Particular everyday life situations can do it, too. And these smaller traumata can be more than annoying.

So, since EMDR is proven to be most useful, why not widen the reach of it to anyone who can potentially benefit from it? Based upon these question, the German psychologists Cora Besser-Siegmund and Harry Siegmund developed in the nineties a coaching procedure consisting of a selected range of elements, of which EMDR is the core. They named this method wingwave®.

Since then, about 5000 coaches, doctors – especially dentists – and therapists from all over the world have successfully used wingwave. I myself am a big wingwave fan, as the success of the coaching process is every time stunningly deep and quick: issues which were constantly disturbing the client can be reprocessed, they get a new meaning. Relief, serenity and a new energy appear and the clients can finally take the desired new steps in their lives.

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*Thank you to colleague Barbara Simon for sharing the information on this TV feature.