Dr. Sara Gilman, Psy.D., MFT, has spent more than 30 years working in the areas of traumatic stress, addictions, and peak performance. She is Co-Founder and Senior Clinical Advisor of Coherence Associates, a professional counseling firm located in San Diego County, California, and has been awarded Fellowship status with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress for her extensive work in utilizing EMDR with first responders and athletes.
Dr. Gilman was elected to serve on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors, is an EMDRIA Past-President, and a certified Approved Consultant. She is a contributing author in two books addressing treating trauma in 911-Telecommunicators with EMDR Therapy, and published research about utilizing EMDR with those struggling with the co-occurring disorders of addiction and trauma, in a drug court setting. In addition, Sara is a former fire fighter, holds a 1st Degree Black Belt, has completed a Half-Ironman triathlon and 100-mile cycling events. As an accomplished recreational athlete, she brings her joy and passion in to her work. Her work with performers includes, elite level triathletes, martial artists, Olympic gymnasts and equestrians, college and professional baseball players, professional football players from the NFL, and nationally ranked competitive weight lifters. Dr. Gilman lectures nationally, appearing on radio and TV discussing the topics of stress, trauma, addiction, and mental toughness. She has a contagious passion to inspire others to heal and grow.
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About this course
- 16 lessons
- 3 hours of video content
“Very helpful and informative materials presented. I will be utilizing skills and techniques taught immediately. ”
“Loved this training. Very helpful to my current practice in several ways.”
“Dynamic presenter. Great and applicable strategies.”
“Very good trainer and training. User friendly platform”
“Excellent speaker and presentation. Very informative and interesting content.”
“It was so good! I work in collegiate athletics and am almost certified in EMDR. I was hoping to find an EMDR workshop on performance and I did! Thank you so much!”
“One of the best trainings since initial EMDR training. As I begin to implement performance enhancement into my private practice, I learned so much that I have not implemented into my practice that would be a great benefit. Understanding heart rate variability and some of the skills taught has equipped my tool box to another level.”
“To be fair, some of this was obvious to me. However, I absolutely love the introduction to heart mapping / HRV. Because of this training, I started using it and my clients love. I agree with the presenter that at the end of the day I feel way more energized after practicing heart mapping. I also feel this presentation was empowering to EMDR practitioners, get out there and safely be creative. Lastly, I kept thinking of the body keeps score. So cool how presenter touched on storing audio trauma, trauma can be stored in so many different ways. All in all I am giving it a 5. Thank You!”
“An amazing training, chock full of relevant information. I've been working with performers using EMDR since 2008 and I still learned some really great stuff. HRV training up next!!”
“Thank you so much! Very helpful and informative training!”
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) CEs
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This advanced OnDemand course is an in-depth training connected to Sara Gilman's OnDemand advanced EMDR training course focusing on helping athletes and other performers improve their peak performance, return from set-backs or injuries and clear-up blocks or yips that interferes with optimal performance.
This training brings together top EMDR clinicians from around the country to share how they work with this population from case conceptualization, to specific interventions depending on the unique situations that performers present.
Participants will build their skills in utilizing the basic EMDR protocol and early EMDR intervention protocols, with other modalities, in the office and in the performers competitive arena. Demonstrations will be shown of how EMDR is integrated with HeartMath Tools, Guided Imagery and Self-regulating skills. The afternoon practicum will allow participants to practice how to introduce these modalities and in what situations they can be used. Topics include working with young athletes, using an "intensive model," addressing underlying diagnosis, interactions with Coaches and parents, defining performance success and failure and how to manage both, utilizing assessment tools and how to create a business of performance counseling.
Several studies show that using EMDR with performers can decrease anxiety, shift negative views and desensitize memories of upsetting events, resulting in improved performance (Foster, S. & Lendl, J., 1996; Bennett, J., Bickley, J., Vernon, T., et al., 2017). This course is the extended and in-depth version of an advanced EMDR training course that focuses on helping athletes and other performers improve their peak performance, return from set-backs or injuries, and clear-up blocks or yips that interfere with optimal performance. This training brings together top EMDR clinicians from around the country to share how they work with this population from case conceptualization, to specific interventions depending on the unique situations that performers present. Participants will build on their skills in utilizing the basic EMDR protocol and early EMDR intervention protocols, with other modalities, in the office and in the performers competitive arena. Demonstrations will be shown of how EMDR is integrated with HeartMath Tools, Guided Imagery and Self-regulating skills. Videos of practice allow participants to practice how to introduce these modalities and in what situations they can be used. Topics include working with young athletes, using an ‘intensive model’, addressing underlying diagnosis, interactions with Coaches and parents, defining performance success and failure and how to manage both, utilizing assessment tools and how to create a business of performance counseling.
|Introductions and overview of the course|
EMDR & Performance: Review of Part 1 course. Explaining ‘YIPS’, ‘Hiccups’, ‘slumps’ & the AIP Model
Case Conceptualization: History taking, Identifying targets
|How to include unique resourcing, safe place, containment. Guided group exercise.|
|Integrative Modalities: The power of using HeartMath tools in this population. Case example|
Visualization, Guided Imagery & BLS.
|Practicum – Introducing yourself & EMDR to performers – small group.|
Special Circumstances: Injury recovery, young performers, overtraining, underlying conditions, managing parents & coaches.
|The “business” of Professional Performance Counseling; Informed consent, confidentiality, defining counselor’s role.|
Q & A and wrap up