1) EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: a therapeutic approach that allows reprocessing of memories, events, and experiences that have created self-limitations.
EMDR is believed to work directly with memory networks and to enhance information processing by forging associations between the distressing memory and more adaptive information contained in other semantic memory networks. It is thought that the distressing memory is transformed when new connections are forged with more positive and realistic information. |
This results in a transformation of the emotional, sensory, and cognitive components of the memory so that, when it is accessed, the individual is no longer distressed. Instead he/she recalls the incident with a new perspective, new insight, resolution of the cognitive distortions, elimination of emotional distress, and relief of related physiological arousal
Recent evidence supports that the brain’s structure can actually change following processing of traumatic memories.
2) EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)-an energy approach that helps to remove the blocks to success. This can be taught to the client and done outside of the student’s sessions and can be especially helpful in the days leading up to the exams.
3) Breathing techniques, Visualization, Guided and Self-Imagery, Mindfulness Meditation: I teach techniques for relaxation and calming that students can integrate into their lives to reduce anxiety and maintain a healthier emotional state in their everyday life. This will have a long term effect on their success.
4) Heartmath ™ is a relaxation method used to gain heart rate coherence (by reducing heart rate variability) a confident, calm state of existence. This calm state then results in increased concentration and focus. While learning Heartmath ™ in my office, the student is monitored with a biofeedback program that measures heart rate coherence.