Sunday 29 June
The aim of this study is to initiate the use of EMDR in the business area. In line with this, we designed a project with 23 sales representatives from the distributor of a multinational company. Pre and post-testing tools were; BDE, STAI 1-2, MTE 1-2, FLOW, LEARNED OPTIMISIM, Q12, CE11, WEMWBS.
The intervention was a one day workshop on mental training for peak performance focusing on skills such as imagery, positive self talk, goal setting and relaxation. The participants were guided to come up with their success stories in sales. The stories were installed and anchored by “bilateral tapping” through which the participants achieved to empower their positive memories. They learned the wedging technique of EMDR to work on their performance blocks as well.
Post testing results shows a significant drop in the clinical psychometrics as well as a significant improvement in the mental training inventories. The sale numbers increased almost %3. The sales team was announced in the first three among all the distributors in Turkey.
Aysegul Kalem Ertal got her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Bosphorus University, Istanbul. She completed her Clinical Psychology Master's Degree at San Francisco State University, California, USA. During her studies, she worked at different clinics with a wide range of clientele. Her thesis was on Death and Dying: Therapy with Terminally ill Clients. Between 2003-2009, she worked with Emre Konuk at the Institute for Behavioral Studies, İstanbul, both as a therapist and a trainer. She delivered trainings on topics as Effective Communication, Effective Team Work, Positive Psychology at the Work Place, Strength Based Development. She was also in charge of the 16 PF Personality Inventory trainings and organizational applications. Kalem is the co-founder of INDA, Center for Solution Focused Therapy and Training where she continues her practice as a therapist, coach and trainer since 2010. Relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, death and mourning, personal enhancement are among her fields of work. She is a certified EMDR practitioner. She is also an active volunteer of the Crisis Intervention Team in Turkey. She began her coaching journey in 2004 with a 10 month "Brave Coaches" training provided by Dost Can Deniz, one of Turkey's leading coaches. She also studied with John Hartung from Center for Creative Leadership in 2005. Her coaching experience with mid and high level executives is more than 700 hours. Kalem has been trained by the Graduate Institute of Master Coaches/Behavioral Coaching Institute. She is a Certified Master Coach and a member of the International Coaching Council. Kalem practices Positive Psychology in therapy and coaching. She also prepares and delivers tailor made trainings to organizations as well as running Change and Development Projects, using Positive Psychology theory and tools. She works on performance psychology in sports, performance arts and the business world. She is very fluent in English working with foreigners in Turkey both in therapy and coaching.
Ersin Bayramkaya got his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mersin University, Mersin in 2005. He completed his Clinical Psychology Master’s degree in 2009 at Hacettepe University, Ankara with his thesis on ‘The relationship between Social Phobia Symptoms, Adult Attachment Aspects, Interpersonal Relationship Styles, Depression and Anxiety Symptoms’. During his master education, Bayramkaya received psychotherapy training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and afterwards he completed training on Schema Therapy and Psychological Trauma and Trauma Intervention. He also completed EMDR Level I and II, Solution Focused Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy trainings and supervision. Between 2007 and 2008, Bayramkaya worked at Bilkent University Psychological Counselling and Development Center where he provided university students therapy and group activities, and delivered conferences and seminars. Between 2008-2009, he worked as therapist with individuals, couples and families; and participated in various projects namely on performance enhancement at the Institute for Behavioural Sciences, İstanbul. Between 2008-2009, Bayramkaya became part of the Board of Turkish Psychologists’ Association. In 2005, he was the president of 10th National Psychology Students’ Congress. In his student years (2001-2005) he worked as a representative of the Turkish Psychology Students’ Study Group and took part in various projects actively. At INDA Centre for Solution Focused Therapy and Training, Bayramkaya continues his practice firstly on trauma, and on anxiety problems, depression, early traumas, loss and grief and relationship problems. Performance enhancement with individual/team sports people, artists, executives and students is his area of interest. Bayramkaya also works as a Clinical Psychologist at Sabancı University Individual Counselling Centre. Bayramkaya volunteers in Psychological First Aid Team and is a member of Turkish Psychological Association and EMDR Association.