Imagery Rescripting (ImRs) is an emotion-focused treatment technique, which was developed for persons suffering from traumatic experiences. ImRs includes imaginary exposure and rescripting alongside cognitive re-structuring. The principle of ImRs is based on the activation of emotions and the structuring of dysfunctional affective-cognitive schemata. ImRs is an effective treatment for PTSD and could be adapted to suit other psychological disorders. The current state of research focuses primarily on the wide range of uses. To date, physiological processes during the imagery rescripting have not been explored. Because of this, together with the cooperation of colleagues at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, we have conducted a pilot study to investigate psychophysiological patterns during ImRS sessions. Specifically, we examine the effectiveness of a targeted 6-session protocol developed for the treatment of test anxiety on a student sample, during which we monitor the sympathetic response of both clients and therapists. First feedback from the participants supports the power of imagery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Imagery Rescripting and Psychophysical Relations Based on the ImRs-Therapy Concept Used for Test Anxiety: Review and First Experience|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2016|
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- imagery rescripting
- schema therapy
- test anxiety