An exploratory study on the usefulness of eye movement integration therapy in overcoming childhood trauma
- Authors: Struwig, Elsabet
- Date: 2010-05-27T06:04:50Z
- Subjects: Psychic trauma in children , Physical therapy for children , Neurolinguistic programming
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:6845 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3277
- Description: M.A. , Since 1994, there have been various changes in social work in South Africa, changes that reflect developments in international social work. Social workers are described as generalist practitioners, who must be able to address their clients’ problems on different levels of service delivery and drawing on an eclectic range of theories and intervention models. Trauma is a definite reality in South Africa and only one of many problems that social workers face. Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI) is a therapy that has its roots in neurolinguistic programming (NLP). Steve and Connirae Andreas researched the possible link between eye movements and therapeutic growth. Subsequently EMI was developed to facilitate the reduction of trauma symptoms. Danie Beaulieu studied under the Andreas’s and developed the technique further. According to contemporary research, the amygdala is responsible for storing trauma memories. These memories are fragmented, as they are stored in the sensory modalities and have no narrative. The precise mechanisms of EMI are still unknown. It appears, however, that EMI, with its 22 eye movements, assists with the integration of fragmented trauma memories. The effectiveness of EMI with the adult population has been studied, but not its usefulness with children. The goal of this study was therefore to explore the usefulness of EMI in overcoming childhood trauma. A sample of 12 children, aged 14-16 years, who had experienced trauma, underwent a single session of EMI with the researcher. A multi-method approach was utilised as both qualitative and quantitative methods were implemented. The quantitative component took the form of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) administered before and after the single EMI session. The qualitative component of this study had two parts, namely a semi-structured interview with the parents/caregivers of the children conducted after the EMI session, and a journal that the researcher kept throughout the data collection process. The study found that EMI effectively and significantly reduced the trauma symptoms of the respondents. The successful clinical application of the intervention with children also showed that EMI is a useful technique in the recovery from childhood trauma.
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Die meting van neurolinguistiese programmering se verteenwoordigende stelsels: 'n eksploratiewe studie.
- Authors: Bester, P.C. , Nainaar, K. , Roodt, G.
- Date: 2000
- Subjects: Neurolinguistic programming , Sensory Modalities
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:6305 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1053
- Description: The measurement of neurolinguistic programming's representative systems: an Exploratory study. An overview of Psychology literature indicates that various authors have agreed upon the existence of Neurolinguistic Programming's (NLP) representative systems. Until recently, no study has been reported in the literature that offers a comprehensive measuring instrument for these constructs. The principal aim of this study was to determine the desirability of measuring NLPs representative systems with a comprehensive normative questionnaire. Three theoretical constructs were hypothesized and a "Questionnaire on Sensory Modalities" consisting of 84 items was developed. This questionnaire was administered to students (N=338) from three different tertiary institutions. A second factor analysis on the 18 subscores of a first factor analysis, yielded two factors that did not reflect the three representative systems. The implications of these findings are discussed. , Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://www.sajip.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg
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Neuro-linguistic programming as a communication tool for management
- Authors: Maisenbacher, Oscar Massimo
- Date: 2014-05-05
- Subjects: Neurolinguistic programming , Communication in management , Success in business
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:10914 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10488
- Description: M.Com. (Business Management) , The outcome of the study was to explore the use of neuro linguistic programming as a communication tool that enhances communication in the workplace, and the results revealed that NLP business communications differ from the usual workplace communications. They involve communications that identify explicit and achievable outcomes, use sensory awareness to notice responses and flexibly alter behaviour to achieve outcomes. Participants were noticing and discovering new awarenesses to their communications, which they didn't realise, were available to them. Participants revealed their learnings about communication, their realities and experiences. The study discusses NLP as a communicative toolbox for business where different tools are used, depending on the context and outcome desired. It is a toolbox that brings flexibility and adaptability to solving problems and enhances our current communicative faculties. NLP as a communication tool for management is unpacked through the four primary functions of management. Communication is seen at the core. The literature reveals how the NLP tools and models can be applied across these communicative contexts: Planning: delivering strategic value with NLP; Organising: building a dynamic organisation with NLP; Leading: mobilising people with NLP; and Controlling: Dealing with change. The study highlights interpersonal and intrapersonal communications. The external communication takes place where managers, employees and the other various business stakeholders communicate with each other (interpersonal), and the internal communication (intrapersonal), within the environment even more important than the external, the manager’s mind. Internal communication plays an important role in the quality of our communications.
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