Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing:  Four case studies of a new tool for executive coaching and restoring employee performance after setbacks

Description

The effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) integrated into executive coaching are reported in 4 case studies illustrating varied job titles and industries. Participants received 110 hr of coaching in which EMDR was used to desensitize an upsetting event that had impaired their performance at work. Outcomes indicated that EMDR desensitized the disturbing incident and that participants shifted their negative view to a more positive one. Work performance was restored or enhanced. In the 4th case EMDR appeared to decrease anxiety about job interviewing and the participant reported a satisfactory result. Findings suggest that EMDR is a promising adjunct to coaching for workplace performance enhancement.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Sandra "Sam" Foster
Jennifer Lendl

Original Work Citation

Foster, S., & Lendl, J. (1996, Summer). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Four case studies of a new tool for executive coaching and restoring employee performance after setbacks. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 48(3), 155-161. doi:10.1037//1061-4087.48.3.155

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Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing:  Four case studies of a new tool for executive coaching and restoring employee performance after setbacks,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15414.

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