From the influence of traumas to therapeutic letting go: The contribution of hypnosis and EMDR
The development of new psychotherapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) has led to numerous fresh approaches to both the treatment of trauma and to the understanding of underlying psychopathology. A unified view appears to be slowly emerging in an attempt to corroborate clinical practice with neurobiological data. This article attempts to demonstrate links between alternate psychotherapies by highlighting what appears to be an invariant among these approaches, namely "letting go." This concept refers to a psycho-physical dynamic that combines psychological dissociation and reassociation, as well as the body's vagotonic mechanisms. Following an explanation of this process, it is demonstrated how letting go can manifest itself physiologically and why this may be significant in the study of trauma..
Original Work Citation
Masson., J., Bernoussi A., & Regourd-Laizeau M. (2016, July-September). From the influence of traumas to therapeutic letting go: The contribution of hypnosis and EMDR. The International Journal Of Clinical And Experimental Hypnosis, 64 (3), 350-64. doi:10.1080/00207144.2016.1171108
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