Development and use of EMDR protocol to improve psychological well-being, optimism, forgiveness and altruism in college going students

Description

In this era of natural and manmade disasters, EMDR has been used for alleviation of various psychopathological symptoms and healing scarred souls, since very long. But this also is the era of growth of technologies, positive revelations and growth of human potential that allow individuals and communities to thrive. There have been a number of protocols used for preparing clients, who are suffering from psychopathological symptoms, before the actual treatment or EMDR processing begins. It helps them in affect management, in developing safe and calm place; strengthen their resources and ego state. The purpose of this study is to develop and use an EMDR protocol with normal population to increase their potential in terms of psychological well being, optimism, forgiveness and altruism. In this protocol butterfly hug is paired with neutral auditory stimulus (white noise) and with neutral visual stimulus (white screen). The rationale for this is to engage their visual tactile and auditory senses during the process. Fifty college going students (age 16-20 years) were firstly assessed for psychological well being, optimism, forgiveness and altruism. Then they were taught the protocol and used it daily in a group for 20 days (except Sundays). The students were then again assessed for above mentioned variables and the results were statistically analysed.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Usha Verma

Original Work Citation

Verma, U. (2020, January). Development and use of EMDR protocol to improve psychological well-being, optimism, forgiveness and altruism in college going students. Paper presented at the 4th EMDR Asia International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

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Citation

“Development and use of EMDR protocol to improve psychological well-being, optimism, forgiveness and altruism in college going students,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26263.

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