corrective emotional experience

cor·rec·tive e·mo·tion·al ex·pe·ri·ence

reexposure under favorable circumstances to an emotional situation with which one could not cope in the past.

corrective emotional experience

[kərek′tiv]
a process by which a patient gives up old behavior patterns and learns or relearns new patterns by reexperiencing early unresolved feelings and needs.

cor·rec·tive e·mo·tion·al ex·per·i·ence

(kŏr-ektiv ē-mōshŭn-ăl ek-spērē-ĕns)
Reexposure under favorable circumstances to an emotional situation with which one could not cope in the past.
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Truth could also be conveyed in the form of a corrective emotional experience.
Research reported by Yalom indicates that the corrective emotional experience is a primary curative factor in group therapy.
The Principle of Corrective Emotional Experience," in Psychoanalytic Therapy: Principles and Application (New York: Ronald Press, 1946), 66-70.
The "hands-on" approach does just that, by providing a corrective emotional experience.
In group therapy, enactment is often utilized in the form of psychodrama so that the individual can experience a corrective emotional experience of a past pain in the context of the group process.
Abstract: While we are using Alexander's work as a beginning point for this analysis of corrective emotional experience in the therapeutic process, we extend the concept beyond the level of ego experience (emotion, memory, and cognition) to that of Self or Soul experience (the transpersonal realms of collective unconscious, subtle energy, and the spirit world).
For Alexander, the most basic therapeutic principle is to re-expose the patient, under more favorable circumstances, to emotional situations which he could not handle in the past, and to repair the traumatic influence of previous experiences with the intervention of a corrective emotional experience.
While we are using Alexander's work as a beginning point for this analysis of corrective emotional experience in the therapeutic process, we are extending the concept beyond the level of ego experience (emotion, memory, and cognition) to that of Self or Soul experience (the transpersonal realms of collective unconscious, subtle energy, and the spirit world).
The actual corrective emotional experience is needed in order for the patient to gain the new perception that he is no longer a child facing an omnipotent father.
Her corrective emotional experience was so powerful that, in the end, she was able to reclaim her brain.
Incorporate a corrective emotional experience and new life decisions.
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