Major League Self-Doubt


Did you know that in order to hit a 90mph pitch, a major league baseball player has to start swinging the bat before the ball even leaves the pitcher's hand? With such small room for error, even the smallest self-doubt can lead to a career-ending slump.

EMDR refers to this sort of self-fulfilling expectation based on a "stuck" interpretation of past experience as a "negative cognition." Unlike cognitive therapies, EMDR does not rely on wishful thinking, but simply unlocks the mind's natural access to the reality and freedom of the present.

Some Olympic athletes are using EMDR to conquer performance anxiety and realistically plan for success. While EMDR was created to heal the deep wounds that result in PTSD, applications have multiplied to the treatment of depression, social anxiety, grief, and other common client issues.