Reprocessing Techniques (EMDR & BRAINSPOTTING)
Performers have a super brain. When people experience a physical or emotional trauma such as an injury or humiliation by fans, coaches, teammates, parents, it would be instinctive to avoid further performances in order to not risk being exposed to injuries and judgments.
Despite the trauma to the body and the brain and the risk for their own safety, performers continue to submit themselves to challenges and trials. The profound self discipline, commitment and perfectionism which go beyond the survival instinct of your own body and ego makes me to affirm that these people who perform at high levels have a “super brain”.
In the art and sport field as well as in life, some negative experiences are reprocessed (i.e. metabolised) while others are “frozen” in the body and in the brain with their original intensity at the time that they occurred. This is because some experiences have been particularly traumatic or because they have been the “last straw that broke the camel’s back”, therefore shattering the person’s balance.
Traumatic memories tend to accumulate at an unconscious level and as a result, when performing, people experience a feeling of insecurity, body tension, confusion, fear and lack of mental clarity. This interferes with an optimal task execution. In order to overcome such emotional burden, there are reprocessing techniques ,which help to leave the past into the past.