the purging of emotional tensions. See Catharsis, below.
A physical movement or an emotional outburst as a reaction to a suggestion while in the state of hypnosis. Some hypnotic abreactions are spontaneous and others are created by the hypnotist. Hypnotic abreaction can be used to acquire greater depth, cause a revivification, or remove repressed emotions.
Literally a ‘moving away from or against', this term denotes a psychic rejection of a negative emotional event through a brief re-experiencing of the original in mutated form.
Emotional release or discharge after recalling a painful experience that has been repressed because it was not consciously tolerable (see conscious). See also systematic desensitization.
the expression and emotional discharge of unconscious material (as a repressed idea or emotion) by verbalization especially in the presence of a therapist
An emotional release or discharge after recalling a painful experience that has been repressed because it was not consciously tolerable. Often the release is surprising to the individual experiencing it because of it's intensity and the circumstances surrounding its onset. A therapeutic effect sometimes occurs through partial or repeated discharge of the painful affect.
The releasing of psychic tension through resolution of a repressed traumatic experience.
The expression and emotional discharge of unconscious material usually during therapy.
(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
an unanticipated reaction by a hypnotic subject, often caused by some sort of unforeseen association
an unexpected reaction to what may seem like an innocuous suggestion and which triggers a completely unexpected and often highly emotional response, such as a phobia/panic reaction, crying, hysteria or regression to infancy
a reaction where someone reacts in a manner that is totally out of synch with the suggestion given
a strong emotional response to a past memory
The recall of a traumatic memory in such vivid sensory and affective form that it seems like a re-experiencing of the event.
"An emotional release or discharge after recalling a painful experience that has been repressed because it was consciously intolerable. A therapeutic effect sometimes occurs through partial discharge or desensitization of the painful emotions and increased insight" (American PsychiatricAssociation, 1980, p. 1).
emotional discharge, usually due to remembering past pain
In therapy, the process of "reliving" a previously repressed traumatic event as a step in integrating a dissociative personality.
Release of emotional energy, freeing the mind of neurotic energy.
Abreaction is a psychoanalytical term for reliving an experience in order to purge it of its emotional excesses; a type of catharsis. Sometimes it is a method of becoming conscious of repressed traumatic events.