publication . Master thesis . 2016

Awareness descriptions of three PTSD diagnosed patients’ inner experiences before, during and after Thought Field Therapy.

Martinussen, Anita;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
Abstract
SUMMARY Background Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a psychotherapeutic modality often utilised for single-session trauma treatment. It applies sensory stimulation to desensitise painful feelings, and may thus be called a psycho-sensory therapy. Qualitative research on TFT is particularly scarce, and this processual study seeks to fill that void. Research question How do PTSD patients describe their inner experiences before, during and after Thought Field Therapy? Method Three patients diagnosed with PTSD received three weekly sessions of TFT. The first treatment session was filmed, and each participant commented on the recording by describing their awareness of b...
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free text keywords: self-agency, tapping, TFT, micro-analysis, subjective experience, psycho-sensory, body-work, Thought Field Therapy, PTSD, post-traumatic, desensitise, qualitative, trauma therapy, mind-body.
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