[Hungary] A new therapy can help heal childern victims of sexual abuse

20 Nov 2018
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SOS Gyeremekfalvak

The blog of the Hungarian SOS Children's Villages published an interview with psychologist Andras Szoke, who talks about a fairly new therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The therapy helps processing traumatic experiences, with the help of sound, visual cues or touch. He usually uses sound, provding different rhythm to the two sides of the brain. Normally this is not a technique using language, rather the child re-lives the event inside, but by repetition the stress is being lowered. When that happens the therapist and the child create a new meaning, a more positive one around the event, about the value and health of the child. 

 

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