What is Visual Kinesthetic Dissociation (VKD)?
VKD involves reviewing traumatic events via visual imagery from a different perspective. In most instances, events may be visually replayed from an overhead view, or from the viewpoint of a bystander. The idea behind the different perspectives is that the person can relive the trauma in a less-stressful environment, as they are not directly involved.
It is also known as the Rewind technique.
Not only is the goal to reduce traumatic memories, but also to allow the patient to learn from the event, and understand why it happened.
This technique is favored by those suffering major traumas or phobias, as the participant does not need to be exposed to unnecessary emotion, and also does not need to verbalize details of the event to the counselor.