Sensory Psychology refers to a clinical practice based on sensory stimulation accompanied by a cognitive induction. It is integrated by two Mental Health perspectives, Neuroscience and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The most utilized methods and techniques are EMDR, EFT, TFT, Eutonia, Touch for Health, Brain Gym, Havening Techniques, Calatonia, BMSA and MTC-STM. By applying them, three huge advantages can be obtained:
1 – More effectiveness and speed
Accessing the autonomic through sensory means allows the clinical intervention be performed straight on the issue. This means that unlike the classical schools consciousness does not mediate between the stimulus and the targeted result. Through analytical, suggestive or behavioral approaches, consciousness is used as a link between the clinical intervention and the unconscious or the autonomic access. Instead, Sensory Psychology avoids confronting with consciousness, saving therapeutic time and obtaining more effective results. As a result of giving the lowest possible participation to consciousness, Clinical Amazement Phenomena (Apex, Nadir and Reflex) are produced. The fact that consciousness participation is low, rational elaboration of the resolution or relief of the sign, disorder or symptom is blocked.
2 – Less psychic pain
Sensory psychology has tools that allow desensitizing high pain and stress levels. In some cases, desensitization is sufficient as a successful therapeutic intervention. But there are many other cases where the desensitization must be followed by a work of insight or reprocessing. In this second case, desensitization allows that evoked traumatic event might be bearable and better elaborated. There are two desensitizing ways:
a) Anaesthetize, as almost every sensory technique proposes. This procedure provides focalized alleviation, meaning that a particular target is anesthetized.
b) Empower, as MTC-STM proposes. This procedure provides global alleviation.
3 - Greater scope of action
Classical schools encounter the limitation that not every person is suggestible, analyzable or programmable. In the case of sensory psychology this obstacle is not so limiting since every person is perceptive. As the therapeutic intervention is sensory stimulation, greater is the amount of people who are positively affected.