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Synonyms for abreaction

(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

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Thus, like the patient on Pointsman's ward reexperiencing a rocket from above as "the floor [becomes] a giant lift propelling you with no warning toward your ceiling," the reader riding this paradoxical elevator experiences a rocket abreaction, one that points (ahead in the text's pages, back in the chronology) to Gottfried, sacrificial victim, inside Blicero's 00000.
sudden emergence of repressed memories, abreactions, panic attacks), and physical/medical issues.
If this interpretation is correct, it suggests that the boys' disruptive behaviour was an abreaction which was bound to occur in order to discharge the unexpressed emotions constellated and unconsciously carried in the psyche of the school.
Yet, this works both ways, as the abreaction of the Law often has the effect of stemming and reducing such untimely fragments.
Abreaction to the consequent diminishment of denominational authority inaugurated a second phase that would lead to the removal of religious purposes from the law itself.
Afterward, Simon's acute grief response and premature abreaction are seen in visual-verbal combinations in which the most explicit element expresses positivity while secondary elements imply that trauma cannot be wholly overcome (Herman 12).
Accessing the sacred realm may also lead to an abreaction of anxiety symptoms, leading to a psychological catharsis (La Barre 1972: 262).
Instead, the translarion indicates the difficult abreaction of the unspeakable trauma of the univers concentrationnaire.
Or it can be done more indirectly as Whitaker often does it, by manipulating transactions between the clients, or between them and the therapist, so that they are provoked into new behavior almost as an abreaction.
Borrowing from Grunberger, it can be said that the antisemite projects his conflicts on the Jew, expediting an abreaction of some of his psychic complexes.
4) Assisting abreaction to guide learning, and carrying out appropriate training to increase coping ability.
Appadurai's answer is that the "university is also about thought and reflection, cultivation and conscience, disinterest and abreaction, literacy and cosmopolitanism" (Appadurai, 1996, p.
Women who have been exposed to long periods of prostitution activities reveal other symptoms, including cutting, psychological abreaction and psychotic episodes.
Edward Bibring's five therapeutic modalities (suggestion, manipulation, abreaction, clarification, and interpretation).
As Dysart coaxes his recalcitrant subject, via hypnosis and abreaction, to revisit the roots of his disturbance and the harrowing events of the crime, the shrink comes to regard the boy's violent passion with something approaching envy.