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ID#:
R100
Author:
Nadine Salzer & Denise Ihme
Title:
Ergebnisse einer Katathym Imaginativen Psychotherapie bei Prüfungsangst: Ressourcen und Bewältigung; Problemaktualisierung und Klärung
Size:
153
Date:
2005
Source:
Diplomarbeit Ruhr Universität Bochum Fakultät für Psychologie
Rating:
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Keywords:
Imagery, Anxiety, Treatment
Summary: Our research for our "Diplomarbeit" (comparable to a masters-theses) involved examining a therapy using imagination to cure test-anxiety. In this therapy the therapist used imagination in two different ways - either following the guidelines of guided affective imagery or those of psychosynthesis. We analysed the sessions (six in total), taking a look at the words expressing positive and negative emotions, those expressing primary and secondary process and used an instrument to measure the four psychological factors Klaus Grawe (Bern) had accounted to be important. Our results suggest, that it means a great difference to whether the therapist merely talks to the patient or uses images and then it seems to differ whether he works with imagery in the sense of guided affective imagery or psychosynthesis. In short: the latter seems to evoke more emotions in positive AND negative ways, seems to focus more on activating the unknown problem and on problem-solving and seems to use more secondary process.