¶ … Reavey, P. (2010). Spatial markings: Memory, agency and child sexual abuse. Memory Studies.
According to Reavey (2010), a critical component of recovery from childhood sexual abuse is reasserting the victim's sense of agency and control over her own life. All too often it is common when treating survivors to encourage them to see themselves as passive victims. The focus of Reavey's text is the spatial component of memory: women experience the trauma of abuse again and again because of the parallels between their current physical situation and that of their past, abusive histories. Reavey suggests that viewing the self as constantly in flux and changing and creating a new narrative linking past and present in a more positive way is a far more helpful concept to instill over the course of therapy. One of the challenges many women experience in dealing with abuse is that it takes place in a very private place (the bedroom) which is then replicated in terms of its physical structure in later relationships. Pointing out areas of resistance and strength vs. The inherent powerlessness of the child can be useful. Reavey stresses the need to acknowledge complex and ambiguous feelings the woman may feel about the abuser rather than smother these...
Furthermore, her very theoretical approach might be lost upon a victim consumed with guilt about her past experiences and the stress upon the need to find a sense of personal agency and a positive narrative linking past and present might instead be read more as victim-blaming than a liberating theory for an actual client.
Memory: Article review
Burton, T. (2011). Painful memories: Chronic pain as a form of remembering. Memory Studies
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According to Burton (2011), although pain is undeniably a 'real' thing, memories of pain can cause the actual, somatic trauma to linger long after the physical condition has passed. She cites one woman who was 'tricked' using a mirror to realize that she no longer was experiencing pain in one of her hands due to repetitive stress injury. "Mirror therapy illustrates the radical account of corporeal memory that is now current in the biomedical sciences,…
Trauma is considered as 'Mental Agony', distress due to problems internal or personal to the patient's/victim's, undergone by a person during a given period. Even physical or mental distress undergone can also be considered as Trauma.. Trauma means 'injury' and derives from the Greek word meaning 'wound'. Trauma is any physical or mental shock or injury, specifically a serious wound or injury caused by some physical action, as an automobile
Hypnosis in Memory Retrieval In recent years there has been a myriad of books and articles written concerning the use of hypnosis and memory retrieval. Aside from the clinical application of hypnosis in treating a variety of psychiatric disorders, hypnosis has received much news coverage concerning its use in awakening early memories of sexual abuse, and even past life therapy. Moreover, there are numerous books and CDs available teaching self-hypnosis as
procedural versus declarative memory be interspersed chronologically or separated into distinct stages? Why? What order, if any, is likely to maximize learning rate? Why? A combination of orders may be used to maximize the learning rate as studies show that both chronological and categorical (distinctive stages) ordering supports the development of procedural and declarative memory (Sandhofer, Doumas, 2008; Hemmer, Persaud, 2014). While both procedural and declarative memories function differently in
Post-Memory and Marianne Hirsch Marianne Hirsch discusses an important concept in Holocaust/Memory studies, post-memory. What kind of experience/process does post-memory refer to? Why did Hirsch need to invent such a concept? What is the importance of memory, family, and photography in order to understand post-memory? Marianne Hirsch introduces the concept of "post-memory" in her 1992 essay Family Pictures: Maus, Mourning, and Post-Memory. According to Hirsch, post-memory "is the relationship of children of
The responses will be tabulated into data sheet that exhibit the participants ease of remembering that facts. The coding will produce levels which showing the proportionate ability to remember. The data will then be input in a statistical program to give distributions and this will be subjected to a T-test to assess their significance level at 5%. The decision rule will be such that reject the null hypotheses if probability
Psychology of Trauma Developmental and Lifespan Trauma People who are strong, intelligent and suffering no physical illness may suffer from traumatic stress, and Roni and her family are a typical example. It is evident that it is impossible to totally shield one's self from an experience that is traumatic. Roni was exposed to trauma while in her teens and she still suffers as a result of this exposure. The fact that Roni