What is Wingwave Coaching?

 It is a new neuropsychological coaching and therapeutic method that combines several effective and well-proven coaching techniques to achieve immediate, profound and long-lasting changes. This short-term coaching method is used by a variety of individuals, including successful executives, managers, creative people and athletes, to maximize their personal and professional performance and increase their focus and the inner sense of wellbeing.

How Does Wingwave® work?

Stress, unpleasant memories of past events, or imagining future situations can all act like a splinter in a wound that keeps the wound from healing: The experience continues to have a negative effect on someone’s well-being and impede his/her performance.

Everyone knows how it feels to be hurt, insulted, angry, embarrassed, etc. Under normal circumstances these emotions fade and one “gets over them.” Thinking of the past event no longer causes an unpleasant feeling. If this is not the case, e.g. if the “negative” emotions do not fade, they are not completely processed (time has not “healed all wounds”). The person is “stuck” in old conflicts which can lead to a secondary problem in forms of thinking patterns like “Every time I do X, Y happens to me.” But why?

During moments of intense stress, both brain hemispheres no longer cooperate in an optimal way. The flow in processing experiences and emotions associated with those experiences is disrupted. The emotions get “stuck.” Under normal circumstances stressful events are being dealt while sleeping. During the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movements) our eyes move horizontally, and our stressful and traumatic experiences are processed. Hence, it is the perfect self-healing procedure for emotional upheaval.

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 feeling of pressure and makes relaxation difficult while awake. Emotions that are associated with certain events in the past or with the idea of future events cannot be effectively processed. The situation can be compared to a CD that has a scratch: the processing gets stuck in the nervous system at a certain point.
Simulation Of “Awake” REM Phases

Wingwave® intervention actually simulates a REM phase while the client is awake. The client’s eyes following 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 – that can also be replaced by auditory or tactile stimuli – allow the brain hemispheres to work together in a coordinated way and the previously “stuck” emotions start to “move” again. The mental block that was caused by extreme stress disappears.

During this process the client may experience some intense feelings, but they are perfectly endurable and do not last longer than a minute. As the intervention completely reactivates the formerly blocked mental capacities, it enables the brain to find its own creative solutions, making use of its already existing resources. So the client can gain some surprising wisdom and flashes of insight during the intervention. In my work I combine he effects of Wingwave® coaching with NLP and the application of the emotion code where needed in order to achieve the best possilbe results for my clients. The effects of wingwave® Coaching are very measurable and the complete success in dissolving mental blocks is usually achieved within just a few (1 – 3) coaching sessions. Because this method is based on scientific research and its’ effects are very tangible, it has already gained significant popularity in other European countries and is now also available in Australia.

Wingwave coaching will help you when you want to

• mentally prepare for peak performance
• activate personal resources whenever you need them
• implement changes
• enhance your abilities and skills
• dissolve mental blocks that have kept them from being where they want to be
• overcome personal and professional disappointments and setbacks on the way to achieving
your goals
• transform your limiting thoughts and behavioural patterns into self-confidence
• increase your stress-resilience, creativity, and overall well-being

This innovative method is the preferred technique for addressing all areas of life that are connected with stressful memories of past experiences and/or unhelpful emotions regarding future events that impact on client’s sense of well-being and accomplishment.

The Wingwave technique combines

• Bilateral hemisphere stimulation, through “awake” Rapid Eye Movement (REM) induction
with auditory or tactile left-right input – results in emotional desensitisation
• Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) – results in consolidation of the effects of REM

• Kinesiology – muscle response (myostatic) test – directs the emotional targets and
evaluates the effectiveness of the process


Unlike other coaching and therapy methods, wingwave® does not require the client to perform an ’emotional striptease’ by discussing or analysing their problems; instead, the negative emotions that need to be targeted by the intervention are detected in an unobtrusive manner using the myostatic test. This is why wingwave® Coaching is particularly useful when working with clients suffering from the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including the victims of trauma and abuse, as well as those suffering from Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Disorder (PD).

Clients that have benefited from wingwave® Coaching include Volkswagen, Colgate Palmolive GmbH and several insurance companies and banks in Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland, as well as a number of professional athletes in different sports, such as athletics, martial arts, boxing, football and volleyball.

wingwave® is a trademark method developed in the 1990s by Cora Besser-Siegmund and Harry Siegmund, psychologists and management trainers at the Besser-Siegmund Institute in Hamburg, Germany. This coaching method has been extensively researched at the Hanover Medical School in Germany and is successfully used in Executive Coaching and Sports Performance Coaching in many European countries and the USA.