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Title: The Role of Absorption, Fantasy Proneness and Hypnosis in Response to Trauma
Contributor(s): Loi, Natasha  (author)orcid ; Jamieson, Graham  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: Detachment and compartmentalization are frequently reported features of psychological reactions to trauma. We propose that these responses are the result of changes in two distinct but reciprocally active neuronal systems of self-regulatory control. The former is linked to affective and experiential self-regulation and the latter to cognitive and behavioural self-regulation. Detachment and compartmentalization are neither intrinsically negative nor positive. Each is a process which carries with it a discrete set of potentials for self-regulation which in turn closes off access to an alternative set of conscious cognitive self-regulatory strategies. Compartmentalization results from the disengagement of networks of volitional control. Detachment may be invoked by absorption in inner-generated experiences, a process equivalent to hypnosis, through which individuals may learn to regain control of the shifts between the two modes of self-regulation as contexts and circumstances require.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, v.38, no. 2 & 39, no. 1, p. 132-154
Publisher: Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1839-2563
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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