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When did you last have a conversation with a 7th grader about their schoolwork? If you have not been exposed to the school syllabus since you graduated, chances are that you will not be able to believe the level at which kids are performing today. It certa inly says something about how development has not only evolved but also accelerated over the last few decades. There is mounting pressure to increase productivity and function at lightning speed at the school level, so it’s not surprising that the same is expected in the world of business. All you need to do is scroll through social media and you will be bombarded with productivity apps and performance – enhancing courses. The question is no longer whether you need to be thinking about how to improve your performance and increase your brain capacity, but rather, which of these methods actually work, providing fast results that give you a competitive edge.
Sandra Foster Ph. D. looks at an EMDR Therapy Performance Enhancement Protocol and outlines how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has been successful inenhancing the improvement of employee execution, strategy and workplace behaviours, athletes and even artists. Which also explains the recent uptake of this proven neurobiological intervention by a large number of celebrities including Brie Larson, Whitney Cummings, Paris Jackson, Evan Rachel Wood and Prince Harry among others. The study goes on to explain how EMDR has been shown to encourage optimal functioning at work and in everyday life, helping “clients to identify their strengths as well as areas to improve and to prioritize their work accordingly.” Although still considered a first line trauma and PTSD treatment, EMDR is being used primarily for 8 key areas at tidylodge:
- Intensive performance enhancement
- Workplace transformation
- Significantly measurable improvements with interpersonal connections and dynamics
- Improve communication in romantic relationships
- Attaining higher levels of personal and professional outcomes
- Attention and focus Memory and cognitive functioning
- Achievement and success
Another practical application for this coaching model and therapy is in the treatment and prevention of the dreaded “burnout” – something no business leader ever wants to experience. While burnout has become somewhat of a buzzword over the past few years, it is, in fact, a stark reality that more than 92% of the work force in Singapore experience burnout due to increased workload, mental health challenges and pressure to meet targets and deadlines. Forbes uses The American Psychological Association’s definition of burnout as “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.
A formal conference paper reveals that the development of burnout appears to stem from critical episodes that leave the individual unable to complete a course of action.” For example, you have a list of essential tasks to complete but because of a past event where you failed to meet your deadlines and there were dire consequences, you cannot bring yourself to start a new list of tasks. You might have had a bad experience when you were given the opportunity to pitch your ideas in the past and now you experience self-doubt when it’s time to pitch your ideas again. These might be contributing factors to overcompensating in other areas of work without focusing your attention and using your energy for optimal growth, leading to burnout or the inability to reach your specific targets and goals.
This paper outlines EMDR “as an ideal tool in finding a comprehensive treatment plan for memories of critical events in the formation of the burnout process”… this Reprocessing Therapy, as the creator wished she’d called it, is emerging as an ideal tool for executives and white collar workers to enhance, maintain and generally excel in their performance as well as prevent burnout. There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of EMDR in thetreatment of burnout.” This means that if you are experiencing exhaustion, a lack ofmotivation, frustration, cognitive challenges, interpersonal problems at home and work, theinability to concentrate, or decreased satisfaction, it might be time to consider EMDR as away to combat these and supercharge your productivity.
The reality is that serious business people on a mission to achieve great things simply do not have time to sit through prolonged sessions. As Miles Davis says “Time isn’t the main thing; it’s the only thing.” That is why EMDR intensive therapy is a perfect fit for proactive visionaries who want long-lasting results in a short period of time. EMDR intensives are a targeted way of reprocessing information to mitigate blocks and enhance your capabilities both in the workplace and in your personal life. Unlocking limiting beliefs, removing blocks is incredibly overused, with many promises being made in order to sell a programme. This is not a programme, this is a scientifically proven neurobiological approach, researched and evidenced and is the psychotherapeutic gold standard. We have and continue to convert this into a coaching framework, a modality aimed at performance enhancement, targeting those who know they are not quite getting the most out of themselves or desire a rapid change, shift or generally want to grow even more, accessing inner potential with stronger, lasting results, than even the Raikov effect can provide.
At tidylodge, we specialize in EMDR intensive therapy and coaching, using proven psychotherapeutic strategies and techniques, so that you can witness the transformation for yourself to provide the full spectrum of EMDR benefits within just a week or a weekend. Drawing on the best of psychotherapy, executive coaching and EMDR, it couldn’t be more efficient. With decades of evidence-based results and science-backed research, an EMDR intensive experience is led by Kellyjo Coney-Khan, an EMDRIA Certified clinician and coach. Often considered one of the best investments you can make not only for your own performance enhancement, but also for your business’s growth and long-term success.