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Cognitive Skills Practice to Tame Traumatic Memories

Cognitive Skills Practice to Tame Traumatic Memories

In this presentation Dominica will explore the case of a West African asylum seeker who presented with persistent intrusive traumatic memories and thoughts. An enduring period of uncertainty awaiting an outcome on his protection visa application, fears of detention and deportation also contributed to the development of anticipatory threat based thoughts. The cognitive approaches utilised including cognitive diffusion, present moment focus techniques and mindfulness will be discussed.