By Stephanie Field, Kathy McCloskey

Treating stressful pressure in Adults is a source for therapists of all disciplines to be used within the therapy of adults being affected by post-traumatic rigidity. by means of interpreting this specific synthesization of data at the most modern trauma remedies and expressive writing workouts, practitioners will achieve an integrative and useful set of instruments for treating post-traumatic tension. additionally incorporated are a number of assorted case vignettes, workouts for development belief within the patient/client dating, and sections devoted to exploring the client’s idea styles and feelings to supply a chance for publicity, therapeutic, and restructuring maladaptive beliefs.

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Exposure is subtly integrated into the techniques used with no specified duration or frequency. The identification of unique outcomes helps to create new beliefs or new narratives. These unique outcomes are behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that contradict the dominant story. Externalization of the problem and “restorying” (creating preferred stories about the client’s life) helps in the reinterpretation process. Postmodern/constructivist approach Narrative Approach - Guterman & Rudes (2005) - Lee (2004) - Neimeyer (1999) - Onyut et al.

1 involve increasing physical self-awareness, either directly or indirectly. In some treatments, this increase in physical self-awareness is subtle and not explicitly emphasized—for example, in ­cognitive processing therapy or hypnotherapy, clients may go through the indirect process of attending to anxious arousal or relaxation, respectively. However, it is important to consider that although an element in treatment may not be explicitly emphasized, that mechanism is still operating. 1 involves regulating affect through this increased physical awareness, as well as with emotional catharsis and the restructuring of cognitions.

Cognitive Restructuring in Poetry Therapy Mental health benefits from writing have also been demonstrated in studies combining writing techniques with cognitive therapy (Guastella & Dadds, 2006; Kalay, Vaida, Borla, & Opre, 2008; van Emmerik, Kamphuis, & Emmelkamp, 2008). To date, there has been minimal exploration of the application of poetry therapy within major psychotherapeutic approaches, even though many orientations have a rich background of incorporating bibliotherapy (Wright, Basco, & Thase, 2006).

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