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implosion therapy

noun, Psychiatry.
a form of behavior therapy involving intensive recollection and review of anxiety-producing situations or events in a patient's life in an attempt to develop more appropriate responses to similar situations in the future.
Also called implosive therapy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Today there are three main varieties of emotional flooding therapies: bioenergetics, primal therapy, and implosive therapy.

  • implosive therapy asks clients to use imagery to increase, in a controlled manner, feelings that cause emotional distress.

  • implosive therapy is usually done on an individual basis and is comparatively brief, usually lasting less than a dozen sessions.

  • implosive therapy, when effective, can be dramatically effective in a comparatively short time.

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