EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a relatively new, highly structured and efficient psychotherapy method. It is primarily used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
With my years of experience, I decide together with my clients which methods to use.
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
-EMDR (for trauma)
-Consciousness Coaching ® (certified by the International Coaching Federation) based on methods from onthology, late psychology and philosophy
-Mastermind principle (in small group setting)
-Resource oriented approach
In the „business“ context e.g.
-Professional re-orientation or further development
-Leadership tasks and competencies
-Dealing with conflicts (employees, colleagues, employers, clients)
-Stress – Burnout – Mobbing
In the „private context e.g.
As a manager or in your own company, you are faced with the tension of motivating your team to work together and, at the same time, demanding performance in order to achieve company goals. The coach accompanies and supports you in meeting this highly complex landscape of expectations and demands.
In team coaching, the coach supports and assists you in developing your team’s performance and optimizing the quality of the working relationship in order to improve the conditions for achieving the company’s goals.
The coach empowers the client to find his own solutions (help for self-help).
A consultant uses his expertise and suggests concrete measures to the client
The mentor provides his knowledge, experience and skills. The mentee pursues the goal of professional and/or personal development.
-> Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-> Traumatic events in the past
-> Anxiety disorders
-> Eating disorders
-> Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
-> Addictions / dependencies
-> behavioral disorders
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which means desensitization and processing through eye movements. It is a highly effective psychotherapeutic method that has bilateral hemisphere stimulation (reciprocal stimulation of both hemispheres of the brain), as a central element.
Psychotherapy as such is known not to be a mental process, but a brain-altering process.
Out of a cognitive behavioral therapy tradition and against a humanistic background, namely that every human being has a natural ability to process information and that the psyche has a tendency to self-heal, the developer and American psychologist Francine Shapiro (*1948) took a completely new, very innovative path.
In the meantime, more positive controlled clinical studies are available on EMDR as a treatment method for psychological trauma – based on the period 1990 – 2010 – than on any other form of psychotherapeutic treatment. EMDR has literally heralded a turning point in the era of psychotherapy.
2006: Scientific recognition of the EMDR method by the Scientific Advisory Board for Psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in adults.
2013: Recognition of the EMDR Method by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective method for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in adults, children and adolescents.
Since 2014: EMDR is legally recognized in Germany for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in adults as part of treatment with a guideline procedure
Many trauma researchers and also users of this method are aware that the discovery of this method is a true milestone on the way to help people leave behind the traumatic freight of their past.
This question cannot be answered in a blanket manner. The length of the treatment depends, among other things, on the severity of the trauma experience. In addition, each person reacts individually to the course of each session.
Experience shows that many clients have achieved phenomenal breakthroughs and issues that have burdened people for decades could be finally dealt with.
Generally speaking, EMDR therapy usually involves 4-6 sessions, often much faster than other forms of therapy.
Each session lasts about 50-60 minutes (first session about 80-90 minutes).
In an initial conversation (which is free of charge for you), we find out if and how we can work together. If everything feels right for both parties, we will agree on your individual coaching schedule. It is possible to coach face-to-face or also via Skype or zoom. You can arrange your free initial consultation with me by phone or email.
It depends on your topic or goals. Generally, up to a maximum of eight coaching sessions can be estimated. Duration per session 50-60 min.
Wikipedia defines a masterminding group as a mentoring concept between like-minded people with the goal of mutual support of all participants in their unresolved issues through input from the whole group.
In situations where new approaches are required, masterminding can have an enormous impact with sustainable success due to the emerging group dynamics.
The Mastermind principle is based on the cumulative intelligence that comes from the wealth of experience, knowledge, ideas and network in the team. None of the successful personalities, no successful company has ever managed to become successful without the support of other people.
Henry Ford and Thomas Edison used the mastermind principle for this in the form of exclusive meetings. Already 80 years ago the top success bestseller of Napoleon Hill „Think and get rich“ mentioned the mastermind principle.
In situations where new approaches are required, Masterminding can promise an enormous impact with sustainable success through the emerging group dynamics.
In a small group of 6-8 participants, you work out solutions and new perspectives in regular and structured meetings and implement them step by step.
In my practice room in Berlin
On request I will gladly come to your premises
Alternatively online (Skype or zoom) or by phone
EMDR only in a personal setting
After graduating in Hotel Management from the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, I specialized in international hotel openings in the 5 star luxury hotel industry worldwide. As Director of Sales & Marketing, I created the Sales & Marketing area from scratch in Casablanca, Dubai, Addis Ababa and Berlin, among others.
From Hotel Management to Business Coach & Psychotherapy Practitioner
In more than 25 years in hotel management, it became increasingly clear to me how valuable human potential is, not only in the corporate environment. My joy in supporting people and the ability to empathize brought me to coaching. Since 2014 I have been an ICF (International Coaching Federation) -certified coach, and since 2020 I have also been a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy (Heilpraktikergesetz). I support people to get back to their strength and to develop professionally and personally.
A few things that define me
-Courage to dare new things
-Get straight to the point
-An aesthetic environment
-Forgetting time through interesting conversations
„In my work I give special emphasis on the relationship of trust with my clients, the working relationship at eye level and offering them a protected space.“
© Ilona Angelis