Performance enhancement through EMDR therapy

Athletes are faced with various mental challenges like: staying focused on the next task and not being distracted by outside circumstances, being able to calm themselves down when upset or frustrated, performing on point at important times, etc. All of these challenges can cause high stress and at times freeze athletes who become unable to perform skills they once were able to do without a problem. If this sounds familiar to you then you might be interested in reading more about EMDR-PEP which is a psychological technique geared to help decreasing performance anxiety and increasing mental sports performance.

I am a trained EMDR therapist and able to support you in overcoming these challenges and reaching mental toughness.

Here is an article which provides more information about the EMDR protocol:

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Free Mindfulness, Relaxation and Guided Imagery

Interventions and exercises used in therapy and counseling of anxiety, depression, trauma as well as sports mental health areas are mindfulness, relaxation and guided imagery. These interventions help a person to calm the restless mind, offer moments of relief from whatever is going on and allow a targeted focus of attention. The following 2 links provide websites which offer various free auditory and visual tools to help you sleep better, decrease your anxiety levels, help you ground yourself or just give you a break from a stressful day. Try it out and feel free to leave some feedback to let me know if this was helpful. 

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What is the cure for exceptional suffering?

This article discusses how understanding grief and loss as a universal experience, which is inevitable, and therefore, can lead to acceptance and some type of inner peace. The author incorporates a symbolic story to show how emotional suffering is part of the human existence. Accepting of this existence and possible finding meaning in life may allow a person to move on after a tragic loss.

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How anxiety influences your health

This article has been published in the Huffington post and describes the body's reactions to experiencing prolonged feeling of anxiety. I love the simple illustration which helps to understand why people with anxiety often have so many other physical and psychological complaints.