The effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on prospective imagery and anxiety in golfers

Description

In this study we make a novel contribution by examining the effects of an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) intervention on detrimental prospective imagery in four amateur golfers, using a single-case multiple-baseline across-participants design. Post-intervention, all participants reported reduced negative imagery effects; participants 1, 3, and 4 showed reduced cognitive anxiety, participants 1 and 4 reduced somatic anxiety, and participant 3 positively relabeled somatic anxiety experiences. Social validation data demonstrated EMDR to be perceived positively and effective in delivering notable changes. Consultancy experiences of using EMDR in golf are discussed and areas for future researchers and applied practitioners outlined.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Niall Falls
Jamie Barker
Martin Turner

Original Work Citation

Falls, N., Barker, J., & Turner, M. (2017, June). The effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on prospective imagery and anxiety in golfers. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. doi:10.1080/10413200.2017.1345999

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Citation

“The effects of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on prospective imagery and anxiety in golfers,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 29, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24529.

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