A Guide to Wingwave Coaching
Wingwave® Coaching was created by two psychologists in Germany and is a powerful and effective technique with a solid scientific foundation. This proven method gently facilitates profound transformations by addressing stuck emotions, anxiety, stress, negative thought patterns, limiting beliefs, and unhelpful habits. Combining EMDR (REM waving) and muscle testing (similar to Kinesiology) wingwave® gently navigates subconscious stress triggers and limiting beliefs, gently ‘waving’ them into an emotionally balanced state long term – much like the natural process of REM sleep. Achieving powerful and enduring results in a short time, wingwave® aligns perfectly with personal goals and ambitions.
This scientifically-backed approach is successful internationally, making it an ideal complement to personal or business coaching sessions. Wingwave® boasts a track record of success in diverse fields, including business coaching, corporate settings, athletic sports, and even dentistry.
wingwave® coaching is a transformative method that consistently delivers profound, life-changing shifts for my clients. The process is remarkably quick and tangible, often leaving my clients with significant subconscious breakthroughs. As I’m passionate about tangible transformations, I integrate variations of wingwave and rapid eye movement in my coaching programmes for both face to face and online clients.
If personal challenges have been hindering your ability to live your life to the fullest, how much longer do you want to tolerate it? Why put up with dealing with anxiety and stress, struggling with self-belief and self-worth, or feeling unable to overcome pain when you can absolutely change it?
Some of the many areas in which wingwave® can help are as follows:
Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression
Self Esteem, Confidence
Trauma, Grief, Bereavement
Work related stress, exam stress, family stress
Weight-loss and Emotional Eating
Preparing for a big life change
How wingwave® Coaching Helped Me
I’ve had some amazing personal breakthroughs with wingwave® and the reason I trained in it was because I was so impressed with the quick results.
As an emotional eater for much of my young-ish life, I was always on the hunt to find that “miracle” cure. I had tried many different approaches to include counselling, EFT and hypnotherapy but nothing ever stuck. My belief was that I would be the last person on this planet having failed at every hurdle to kick the habit. I signed up for wingwave coaching sessions and the changes stuck! I couldn’t believe it!
My second success story was during my wingwave training back in 2012 and revolves around dealing with what seemed like an ongoing back pain but turned out to have more emotional roots than I realised. Thanks to my amazing practitioner, we journeyed back to a moment in my past that was triggering the pain. With the gentle wave of my Coach and using the myostatic test, we identified the exact stress trigger and playfully ‘waved away’ the ‘stuck emotion,’. This led to a wonderful reduction in my back pain. It’s incredible how emotional well-being can make such a difference to our physical health!
Here’s the science……
The Butterfly Effect is a scientific concept suggesting that a singular event, regardless of its size, has the potential to alter the trajectory of the entire universe. It shares the idea that even the gentle flutter of a butterfly’s wings could set in motion a chain of events leading to a hurricane on the opposite side of the world. This theory underscores the profound impact that modifying even the minutest details of life can have a profound impact beyond comprehension, and wingwave coaching really does feel like this!
wingwave coaching has over 20 years scientifically proven research which continues to take place at both the University of Hamburg and University of Cologne. Most recently a study was done on the impact of using wingwave with stressed out exam students and all students had great results.
How Does wingwave® Coaching Work?
Emotions are “energy in motion” and should naturally move through us. But they can sometimes get stuck when we feel overwhelmed, stressed or try to suppress them. Have you ever been in a situation at work where you have felt so stressed and upset but you’ve had to hide it? Your mind will push the stressful experience to the back for processing later as you continue to get on with your day. But you feel hurt, rejected, angry, embarrassed etc. Under normal circumstances these emotions fade and you “get over them”. But if the “negative” emotions do not fade due to sleep disruption or because the stressful event has not been subconsciously processed during REM sleep, you remain“stuck” in this past conflict which can lead to a secondary problem in the form of anxiety, panic, negative thinking.
Sabotaging patterns of behaviour are caused when a person tries to subconsciously move away from pain and into pleasure. This can be related to subconscious fears or habitual and addictive behaviour. An example would be when a person uses a prop such as alcohol, food, smoking and drugs to try to suppress their pain. However the pleasure or numbness does not last and the emotions get stuck.
During moments of intense stress, both brain hemispheres no longer cooperate in an optimal way. The emotions get “stuck.”
When a stressful event is experienced it is normally processed during our sleep as the subconscious mind works to file it all away, however this does not always happen. During the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movements) our eyes move horizontally very quickly, and our stressful and traumatic experiences are processed. Hence it is the perfect self-healing procedure for emotional upheaval i.e “Sleep on it!”.
However, 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 pattern of negative thinking. If emotions that are associated with certain events in the past are not properly processed, the situation is like a CD that has a scratch: the processing gets stuck in the nervous system at a certain point.
A wingwave® intervention simulates an REM phase while the client is awake. The client’s eyes follow 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 allow the brain hemispheres to work together in a coordinated way and the previously “stuck” emotions start to “move” again. During the waving process the client may experience some intense feelings, but they are perfectly endurable and do not last longer than a minute. The mental block that was caused by extreme stress disappears.
As the intervention completely re-activates the formerly blocked mental capacities, it enables the brain to find its own creative solutions, making use of its already existing resources. 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).
“Wing” in the word wingwave® comes from the wing beat of a butterfly. According to chaos theory, this tiny force has the power to change the weather, if the beat occurs at exactly the right time and place. In a similar way, in order for your coaching session to make changes possible, we will select an exact starting point for your wingwave® coaching based on your current physical and emotional needs by applying a muscle response test (“O-ring test”).
The wing metaphor also depicts how the brain hemispheres work together to support intellectual flights and to secure successful landings. “Wave” conjures up the term “brainwave” as in “brilliant idea” or “flash of inspiration”. And exactly these kinds of brainwaves are triggered by targeted wingwave coaching.
wingwave® Coaching helps you to:
- Mentally prepare with confidence for presentations and public speaking
- Cultivate and strengthen your personal resources
- Effectively implement changes in areas where you’ve felt stuck
- Conquer exam stress with resilience
- Dissolve mental blocks that may sabotage your path to success
- Overcome personal and professional disappointments and setbacks
- Transform limiting thought and behavioral patterns
- Enhance your stress-resilience, creativity, and overall well-being”
- Overcome personal and professional disappointments and setbacks
- Transform your limiting thought and behavioural patterns
- increase your stress-resilience, creativity, and overall well-being
wingwave® works by combining:
- Bilateral Hemisphere Stimulation – Gently enforced REM (Rapid Eye Movement) naturally stimulating auditory, kinaesthetic and visual through a series of back and forth movements.
- Neuro-Linguistic Coaching – Use of questioning techniques, statements and “buzz words” to enhance sensory experience and navigation.
- The myostatik test is used by the coach for precise navigation into the exact point of stress triggers and blocks. The thumb and finger are gently squeezed together and the coach is able to investigate the effect that certain words and statements have on the body. The accuracy of the muscle test has been tested and proved effective by a series of research projects in Universities.
(muscle test navigates to the underlying stress triggers)