Dr. Sara Gilman is a licensed MFT, with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, where she completed a certificate in Sports Psychology. Dr. Gilman has spent the last 32 years working in the areas of traumatic stress, addictions, and peak performance. She is the co-founder and president 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.
No matter what the sport or art, the information in her workshop will enhance your effectiveness with clients who strive for excellence.
This workshop provides information that including identification of the peak performer mindset, instruction for assessment of an athlete’s or other performer’s presenting problem, and application of an intervention plan utilizing EMDR with other modalities. Additional resources are included such as Guided Imagery, Heart Rate Variability and Self- Hypnosis. Case examples are presented through video and lecture.
This training provides clinicians with information and strategies for the use of the AIP Model and elite performance. The course includes identification of the peak performer mindset, assessment of the athlete’s or other performer’s presenting problem, development of an intervention plan and how EMDR can be utilized in each step. Additional resources are included such as Guided Imagery, Heart Rate Variability and Self- Hypnosis. Case examples are presented through video and lecture.
Appropriate for Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family therapists, LPCC’s.
1. Identify the elite performer mindset.
2. Assess the presenting problem through a lens of the AIP model.
3. Apply an intervention strategy utilizing EMDR with other modalities.
Advanced Training level: Beginning/Intermediate level
|Identifying the elite performer mind-set: (Ice-skater as example)
Driven, Type-A, Perfectionism, Anxiety states, Psychological Trauma & Physical Injury Recovery impacts mind-set.
Through the lens – AIP Model: (Review Research)
Maladaptive information stored in the performer’s nervous system creates “yips,” blocks, frozen or locked movements with underlying anxiety & distress. EMDR reprocesses information, restores adaptive state, improves performance.
EMDR Protocol Enhancements – History to include sports injuries & relationships w/ peers & coaches. Identifying targets to include first & worst time similar to presenting problem. Stabilization to include ‘best’ performances (use all sub-modalities: sight, sound, smell, emotion, feel of body sensations)
|Video examples and discussion: Pro-Football, Pro-Singer, National Champion Weight Lifter.|
Intervention Strategies – utilization of EMDR with other modalities:
1) Heart Rate Variability Training (HeartMath tools) for anxiety management, Phase-2 Preparation, post-processing resourcing & accessing “flow-state.”
2) Guided Imagery & Visualization for grounding & future pacing. (Power Circle, Perfect Performance visualization) Group Demo.
This course is a 3 CE course. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content
If applicable: Social Workers – New York State
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
EMDRIA Credits: 3
EMDRIA: EMDR Professional Training is an EC Provider (#18023) and this program (#18023-DL07) is approved for 3 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.