Revisioning or Mirror Therapy
"Revisioning" also known as "Mirror Therapy," is a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Mark Rider, a psychopharmacologist, that uses mirrors, drawings, and photographs to activate the mirror neuron network and treat complex trauma, complex grief, and other relational trauma issues.
The mirror neuron network is a network of neurons in the brain that are activated when we observe or perform actions, and when we experience emotions. By using mirrors, drawings, and photographs, Dr. Rider's Mirror Therapy aims to activate the mirror neuron network, which can help individuals with complex trauma to process and integrate their traumatic experiences.
During the therapy, the client is asked to look at their reflection in the mirror, while the therapist guides them through a process of self-reflection and self-expression. The therapist may ask the client to describe what they see in the mirror, to focus on different parts of their reflection, or to express their thoughts and feelings. This process allows the client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and to develop a new understanding of themselves and their past experiences.
The therapist works closely with a DID client to help them to process and integrate their traumatic memories, and to develop a new narrative that is more accurate, empowering, and healing. Additionally, the therapist can also work with different alters to help them to integrate and communicate with each other, and to help the client to develop a more cohesive sense of self.
Mirror Therapy can be used as an adjunct to other therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and relational therapies.
It's important to note that while Mirror therapy is a relatively new approach, and the research on its effectiveness in treating DID specifically is limited. More research is needed to understand the potential benefits and any potential limitations of this approach.
--Article written with massive boost from ChatGPT.
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