A New Healthcare Model
An Adaptive Healthcare Protocol
Evaluating the possible physical, emotional and psychological dysfunctions are crucial. The data collected will be used to develop the H&C Program/Phase1 to be applied as a short-term format. This human-centered healing approach wants to address children's essential aspects of their well-being in the physical, mental,
emotional, social and spiritual areas in the life of the child.
Putting word on the unspeakable
Some terrifying events that take place in childhood cannot be
contextually processed by the child and remain as a
dissociated memory on the symbolic level with no cognitive,
linguistic description associated with it. This memory can be retrieved
for treatment through various specific methods such as EMDR
or other specific guided artistic therapeutic activities. This allows the memory to be externalized on the symbolic level so a narrative can be created and the significance can be cognitively reframed to facilitate the reprogramming of the traumatic emotions characterizing it.
The EMDR & EMDR-IGTP Protocol
The calming effect of bilateral eye movement on emotional arousal has been known for many ages across various cultures. It is in the 1990s that the healing protocol Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed in the United States. This 8-stage protocol combines bilateral eye movements -or bilateral physical/sensory stimuli- with the cognitive retranscription of memories associated with complex and painful emotions, images and thoughts. Several derivatives of the protocol have been developed and are commonly and efficiently used throughout the world.
Since its creation, EMDR has been applied under several modified forms. Nonetheless, the positive and therapeutic effects observed in the application of each derivate format remains incontestable. INNTRA bases its Healing&Care Program on the traditional utilization of EMDR and its group form application, known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing-Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP)*, a scientifically recognized EMDR variable developed by a research team in Mexico in 1997.
Multidisciplinarity and Treatment: A Promising Approach with Scalable Returns
The EMDR treatment combined with specifically chosen complementary healing techniques applied during the Healing&Care Program/Phase1 allow children to reprocess any traumatic and anxiety related memory into a more adaptive sensory and cognitive narrative corresponding to their age and assimilation capacity.
The unique combination of these carefully selected therapeutic methods will mobilize both hemispheres of the brain simultaneously in order to generate new, yet, carefully guided visual, auditory, sensory and kinesthetic neuronal connections. These new connections will activate a series of resilience markers that the child can access and sustainably develop when living in a safe environment following the H&C Program/Phase1 and reinforced via the Phase2.
-WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 (2013)
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