Use of resource development in Miss India participants by using EMDR - A case report
Girls who participate in Miss India Pageants are a mix of different cultures and background. They stay together for 40 days, and have grueling sessions by expert trainers from different fields. The Pageant Organizers appoint a Psychologist to deal with their hidden conflicts, fears and pressure of wining. As these girls stay in a very competitive milieu, they tend to lose their inner confidence and start judging their own beauty negatively. As the day of pageant dawns they report being nervous and anxious. The psychologist chose to use Resource Development technique from EMDR mainly composed of Calm and Safe Palce, Butterfly Hug and Future Templates .The participants were told to chose their Calm and safe place. The protocol was properly followed from the trainers’ manual. Five sessions of Coping Resources treatment were done for the contestants. Before teaching Calm and Safe Place, each of the contestants was interviewed by the Psychologist to understand their limitations and flaws, which might hinder them from winning the pageant. After the installation of Future Templates, the contestants reported that they were better equipped to deal with the pressures of the pageant. This report suggests that the Resource Development treatment using EMDR may be effective for such important events.
Original Work Citation
Hingorany, S. (2010, July). Use of resource development in Miss India participants by using EMDR - A case report. Presentation at the 1st EMDR Asia Conference, Bali, Indonesia
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