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Psychotherapeutic Potential of Biofeedback Method. Symbolization of Experience during Biofeedback Session

Student: Mariya Trunova

Supervisor: Alexander B. Orlov

Faculty: Faculty of Psychology

Educational Programme: Bachelor

Year of Graduation: 2014

<p>There is an extremely wide variety of different psychotherapeutic approaches that demonstrate practically the same effectiveness. This so-called &laquo;equivalence paradox&raquo; can be explained by the most supported hypothesis, that propose the existence of general factors that drive psychotherapeutic changes regardless of the method. At the same time, these factors manifest themselves far beyond psychotherapy in many different forms of interaction. However, psychotherapeutic or counter-psychotherapeutic results of these communicative and auto-communicative practices have so far failed to attract enough of researchers&rsquo; attention. The current study is conducted to investigate psychotherapeutic effects of &laquo;inner space&raquo; exploration by means of game-like biofeedback technology. The results obtained reveal psychotherapeutic potential of biofeedback procedure.</p>

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