the concept of “therapy kites” could potentially be a metaphorical or therapeutic tool for individuals to explore and define their emotional experiences, including distinguishing between emotional pressure and pain. Kite flying can promote relaxation and well-being, while eye movement techniques are utilised by mental health professionals to help individuals process difficult memories and emotions.
- Kite Flying:
- Mindfulness and Relaxation: Kite flying can be a relaxing and meditative activity. It can help individuals focus on the present moment and let go of stress and worry, which may indirectly contribute to overall mental well-being.
- Physical Activity: Engaging in physical activities like kite flying can release endorphins and improve mood. Exercise is known to have a positive impact on mental health by reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Connecting with Nature: Being outdoors and connecting with nature through activities like kite flying can have a calming and grounding effect, which can help reduce stress and promote emotional well-being.
- Eye Movement Techniques:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a psychotherapeutic approach that involves guided eye movements as a way to help individuals process and reprocess traumatic or distressing memories. It aims to reduce the emotional distress associated with these memories and facilitate their integration into the person’s overall memory system.
- Bilateral Stimulation: In EMDR and some other therapeutic techniques, bilateral stimulation (such as guided eye movements) is believed to help the brain process information and emotions more adaptively. The exact mechanism is still a subject of research and debate, but it has been shown to be effective in some cases.
- Working inside wind window:
- Improves peripheral vision and stretches perception of presence, pressure vs pain towards future goals e.g less pain and more feeling and easier flow states and muscle development.