Volunteer Transcript – N, Anxiety, Session 4

Second in a series of three articles, providing the transcript of fourth treatment session of ‘N’, one of the volunteer patients from the Spring 2010 practical course who was receiving treatment in front of the students for help with her anxiety and depression.

Traumatic TV

The TV visualisation can sometimes cause a patient to refer to an unpleasant, emotional or traumatic event in their life – regardless of whether it played a part in the creation of their symptom. Should the TV techniques be avoided? Can the emotions be controlled? Can the situation be prevented from occurring? Answer includes suggested phrasing/wording, examples and explanation.