What is wingwave?

Achieve success with the wingwave method

The wingwave method is a form of performance and emotional coaching that quickly and tangibly reduces performance stress and increases creativity, mental fitness and the ability to cope with conflict for the coachee in just a few sessions. This resource effect is created by a basic intervention that seems very simple: the creation of ‘alert’ REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phases which we humans only experience while asleep and dreaming. The coach guides their coachee’s gaze to and fro horizontally using rapid hand movements.

It is scientifically proven that during the REM phases while awake, parts of the brain which had previously been disconnected, join together in an optimum cooperation causing feelings of stress to noticeably ebb away – the back and forth eye movement is essential for the brain (hemispheres) to rebalance, a fixed gaze would not work. The "motion" of the eyes is therefore an effective trigger for positive "waves".

As an alternative to "waving", the coach sometimes works with bilateral tones or light tapping techniques called "tapping".

Using myostatic test  the particularly well-researched muscle feedback tool, the exact issue is determined in advance and the effectiveness of the intervention is examined afterwards.

Areas of use and coaching context

Wingwave coaching is used successfully in business, high-performance sport, education and teaching, health, and in creative circles. The method is often combined with other tried and tested coaching processes. Coaches see wingwave coaching as a tool in their coaching ‘toolkit’. Agreeing goals, coaching discussions and monitoring success are also part of wingwave. However, no ‘free coaching’ (coaching taster sessions) is offered. Instead, there is already a series of webisodes and videos available online that present the method practically and clearly.

Going global and the coachfinder

Several thousand coaches in over 30 countries worldwide are using wingwave. You can find the addresses of wingwave coaches, who undertake additional training in the method every year, in the coachfinder.

Main Areas of wingwave Coaching in working with Clients:

  1. Regulating Stress
    By helping regulate stress effectively, wingwave coaching helps the client deal with stressful situations in the work environment, including team conflicts, disputes with business clients, and setbacks on the way to achieving his/her goals as well as disappointments, insults, sudden incidents that still influence the client's well-being. wingwave coaching can also be invaluable in dealing with forms of physical stress including insomnia and jetlag.
  2. Coaching for Success
    wingwave coaching builds a foundation for success for the client, including an increase of creativity, a more positive sense of self-perception, and even an increase in charisma. By strengthening the "inner team" and improving the visualization of goals, wingwave coaching provides the mental preparation for top performance. Issues such as test anxiety and stage fright can be easily dealt with through targeted wingwave coaching and transferred into complete confidence.
  3. Belief Coaching
    This is about identifying limiting beliefs (e.g. I am worthless) and turning those into resource beliefs. The client can also discover and learn how to deal with the "euphoria traps" (I can succeed at anything) that can build stress and be a formula for failure. wingwave coaching can help the client build an emotionally stable “base of belief” which will allow him/her to withstand the most challenging situations of mental stress.

Aspects of the method

wingwave coaching is a proprietary process. It combines: