Advantages And Limitations Of The 1994 Rwanda Genocide

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Discussion This study has obvious limitations. The most relative limitation is that the results of this study have yet to be tested. This is a research proposal and not an actual research experiment.
Therefore, not purposely, numbers are most likely not the same of individuals’ actual participating in the study. This proposal only gives us a preview of what findings we anticipate. Second, the female population suggested in this study is from the cities in Rwanda and there are many variables, such as income, access to transportation, medical care, housing, English speaking, and environmental factors that may influences the outcome of PTSD symptoms being reduced by TFT than women who live in rural areas and often lack many of the cities
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This is a specific population within a specific country, from specific cities. Therefore, this study cannot assume that all people worldwide who suffer from PTSD will benefit from Thought Field Therapy. Taking into consideration these limitations, a trained team of local leaders and volunteers in Thought Field Therapy is vital to removing the barriers of language, mistrust of westerners, lack of transportation, and fear. The TFT team will be able to go to the rural areas and treat the women and their families for traumatic stress. The team will be equipped to train local leaders in the rural areas to carry on the therapy. TFT, as Folkes (2002) expressed, is “a rapid and culturally sensitive treatment is highly desirable with communities new to Western-style healing” (2002, p. 99). As per Folkes’ training model for TFT facilitators it is recommended that each member of the trauma team complete basic two-day training in TFT and a workshop on how to recognize trauma symptoms and the basic use of TFT in English and local language. It is very important that the facilitators do not take a complete trauma history because the questions asked may trigger intense reactions. Facilitator are to only work with what the women are willing to share about the …show more content…
A typical tapping sequence lasts for 1-3 minutes and the participate will report their current discomfort on a scale of 0 totally relaxed – 10 high discomfort. One 60-90-minute session usually will cover several related topics to a single traumatic event (Folkes, 2002). Folkes reported from his study that “the majority of participants reported that after only 1 – 3 algorithm sequences they experienced measurable relief” (2002, p. 101). Although Folkes study for the effects of TFT on trauma symptoms was done in 2002, his outcomes have been confirmed by other TFT researches, for instances, Suzanne Connolly & Caroline Sakai (2011), and Ann L. Dunnewold (2014). The more current research provides and excellent foundation for the future research study that Dr. Frances Acoba would like to conduct in Rwanda. Thought Field Therapy has endless implications for the recipients of the therapy which includes self-application during and after therapy to reduce Post Traumatic Stress symptoms, a positive cultural treatment, and very cost-effective. A client in TFT can apply the therapeutic techniques at any time, in any place, and around those with whom they are

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