Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

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    Francine Shapiro developed the therapeutic intervention called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987. In the ten years prior to this work, Shapiro, a PhD in English Literature, took an interest in behavior therapy and when she was diagnosed with cancer, it was the impetus for her to focus on, “the interplay of mind and external stressors” (Shapiro, 2001). The foundation of EMDR and its use is firmly committed to the belief that clinicians must be properly trained and supervised in the methods, through programs offered worldwide to increase the rate of success with clients. EMDR has many components and a detailed structure, but in essence the premise insists that individuals early life experiences are integral in the formation…

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    This paper is a critical review of Dr. Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Pamela Wolfe article, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a Time-Limited Treatment Intervention for Body Image Disturbance and Self-Esteem: A Single Subject Case Study Design”. The article was first published in the first volume third edition of the Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice in 2000. The purpose of the article was to provide evidence that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing…

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    Treatment #1 Treatment Method: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) School of Thought/Perspective: Cognitive-Behavioral Application: Phase 1: Evaluate the client’s aptness to therapy and identify potential targets for E.M.D.R. Including but not limited to: distressing memories; current situations that produce emotional distress; similar events from the past. Stress is put on the growth of explicit skills and behaviors that will be required future situations; Goal: for…

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    Brandy's Model Summary

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    BIAQ, which ranged from 0-94, meant more avoidance behaviors, which indicated more body image disturbances. After completing these two measures, the baseline period of 20 days began, during which Brandy kept a Daily Body Satisfaction Log. The log was used to rate on a scale of one to ten, one indicating body satisfaction and ten indicating boy dissatisfaction, how the subject felt right after all three daily meals. This log was developed by the researchers and kept throughout all 43 days of the…

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    Description of Research Any injury or damage to your brain can result in devastating motor or cognitive lost. The extent of this lost typically depends on the amount of damage caused and the point of injury. After receiving a brain injury, the most severe form of motor disability someone can have is Locked-in syndrome (LIS) (Pistoia et al., 2016). “It is the consequence of ventral brainstem damage as a result of vascular or traumatic lesions disconnecting corticospinal and corticobulbar…

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    Dreams And Memory Essay

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    For years, scientists and researchers have studied ways to understand and describe dreams. They have tested many theories and hypotheses to answer the many questions that surround dreams. Strauch and Meier describe dreams as “…a world of experiences, where, seemingly separated from our waking lives, we lead a second existence” (1). That being said, how is the brain able to remember these other lives lived in a dream-like state? The brain is a complex set of nerves, so many factors play a part in…

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    Dog's Sleeping Habits

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    from a medical condition such as juvenile onset diabetes, heart and hyperthyroidism and for older dogs, heart disease and arthritis. Tons of napping is fine as long as your dog still gets active in between naps and move around. If the dog is neither too young or tool old and suddenly his sleeping patterns change, this could be a sign of internal problem or health disease. Keep an eye on these changes and report it to your vet. Other infectious diseases can cause them to be sleepy and lethargic.…

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    normal tasks nearly as well. After 5 nights without sleep, the person will start hallucinating. Then soon, it becomes impossible for the brain to give its directions to the rest of the body because its tired and have damaged cells and that person will start to feel ill. What happens when we sleep? It may not seem like it, but we are very active while sleeping and we involve in small Physical and non-Physical activities like kicking, movement, talking and dreaming. Out brain is always active…

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    several ancient civilizations spanning all the way from the Babylonians to contemporary society today (King, 2015, p. 132). Lucid dreaming puts new meaning for the conscious and the unconscious side of the human brain/mind opening an abundance of studies and perspectives on it. First off, when do we dream, and how does it occur? To simply put, the human brain goes through a series of sleep stages where we encounter different states of consciousness to which the brain waves respond to. When we…

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    Have you ever wondered why we dream? In the medical world, dreams cause great controversy between medical professionals. Those who study dreams study them to determine if there are medical reasons for them, or if they are just meaningless parts of the brain’s functions. There are differing opinions on what our dreams mean. Dreams could have to do with how we feel that day, or they could be just random videos that have no connection to our lives. (“Facts About Dreaming”) Our brains are very…

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