How Does wingwave work?

Stress, unpleasant memories of past events, or imagining future situations can all act like a splinter in a wound that keeps the wound from healing: The experience continues to have a negative effect on someone’s well-being and impede his/her performance.

Everyone knows how it feels to be hurt, insulted, angry, embarrassed, etc. Under normal circumstances these emotions fade and one “gets over them." Thinking of the past event no longer causes an unpleasant feeling. If this is not the case, e.g. if the “negative” emotions do not fade, they are not completely processed (time has not “healed all wounds”). The person is "stuck" in old conflicts which can lead to a secondary problem in forms of thinking patterns like “Every time I do X, Y happens to me.” But why?

During moments of intense stress, both brain hemispheres no longer cooperate in an optimal way. The flow in processing experiences and emotions associated with those experiences is disrupted. The emotions get "stuck." Under normal circumstances stressful events are being dealt while sleeping. During the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movements) our eyes move horizontally, and our stressful and traumatic experiences are processed. Hence, it is the perfect self-healing procedure for emotional upheaval.

The increasing level of stress many people are exposed to every day keeps them from processing stressful events during their sleep. Restless sleep and sleeping pills can completely impede the important REM phase which leads to a constant feeling of pressure and makes relaxation difficult while awake. Emotions that are associated with certain events in the past or with the idea of future events cannot be effectively processed. The situation can be compared to a CD that has a scratch: the processing gets stuck in the nervous system at a certain point.

Simulation Of "Awake" REM Phases

wingwave intervention actually simulates a REM phase while the client is awake. The client’s eyes following the coach’s fingers waving in front of his/her face and the "stuck" emotions begin to be processed at a rapid rate. The eye movements – that can also be replaced by auditory or tactile stimuli – allow the brain hemispheres to work together in a coordinated way and the previously "stuck" emotions start to "move" again. The mental block that was caused by extreme stress disappears.

During this process the client may experience some intense feelings, but they are perfectly endurable and do not last longer than a minute. As the intervention completely reactivates the formerly blocked mental capacities, it enables the brain to find its own creative solutions, making use of its already existing resources. So the client can gain some surprising wisdom and flashes of insight during the intervention. The effects of wingwave coaching can be reinforced, if necessary, with the methods of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).

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