EMDR-Based Interventions for Athletic Traumas: A Case Study of Two Female Golfers (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

This article discusses the possible benefit of using EMDR therapy in treating competitive state anxiety in two female golfers.

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A single-session eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy reduces anxiety and improves self-confidence in athletes with post-traumatic stress associated with injury (International Journal of Sport Studies for Health)

Use of EMDR therapy allows sports psychologists to intervene with post-injury athletes to help them recover & achieve peak sport performance.

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Effects of wingwave on athletes’ wellbeing and fluidity of gaze behavior (Frontiers in Psychology)

This article discusses using the Wingwave method with elements of EMDR therapy to reduce anxiety & improve relaxation for team sport athletes.

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Fast Feet Forward: Sports training and running practice to reduce stress and increase positive cognitions in unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors (Counselling & Psychology Research,)

This paper looks using running as bilateral stimulation (BLS) and findings of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors sport trauma group.

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The shift: With sports psychologist Dr. Michelle Deering of Curative Connections

In this video, Michelle Deering, Ed.D. talks about the psychological pressures placed on people who perform (athletes, singers, dancers, etc.) who can struggle with expectations and performance.

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Preliminary Evidence for the Treatment of Performance Blocks in Sport: The Efficacy of EMDR With Graded Exposure

Sport psychologists are increasingly confronted with performance problems in sport where athletes suddenly lose the ability to execute automatic movements (Rotheram, Maynard, Thomas, Bawden, & Francis, 2012).

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Vergleich von Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) und Biofeedback/Stress-Impfungstraining in der Behandlung von Prüfungsangst

EMDR und Biofeedback / Stress-Impfungstraining und Nicht-Behandlung (NB) wurden in ihrer Wirkung, Prüfungsangst zu reduzieren, verglichen…

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Reducing anxiety and enhancing physical performance by using an advanced version of EMDR: A pilot study (Brain and Behavior)

The purpose of this paper was to investigate an advanced version of EMDR for the treatment of performance anxiety: the wingwave method.

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Integrating positive psychology applications into the EMDR peak performance protocol (European Review of Applied Psychology)

This article describes an innovative EMDR protocol to the reduction of performance anxiety and enhancement of skillful performance in higher functioning clients.

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Comparison of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Biofeedback/Stress Inoculation Training in Treating Test Anxiety

EMDR and Biofeedback/Stress Inoculation Training (B/SIT) treatment and no treatment (NT) were compared in reducing test anxiety. Thirty college students with high test anxiety were randomly assigned to each condition.

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Special Applications of EMDR: Treatment of Performance Anxiety, Sex Offenders, Couples, Families, and Traumatized Groups

This article presents four brief reports that illustrate EMDR’s potential in addressing traumatized groups, families and couples, sex offenders, and individuals with performance anxiety.

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EMDR Solutions II: For depression, eating disorders, performance, and more (Norton, 2009)

This book by Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW with contributions by Celia Grand, LCSW, BCD and others, presents step-by-step instructions for implementing EMDR approaches to treat a range of issues, specifically depression, eating disorders, performance, medically-based trauma, and more. 

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