Papers

Treatment of Trauma through Integrational Dissociation and Distortion

Trauma has been one of the oldest and most difficult sufferings of humans. Even though the source of trauma has passed, there are long-lasting effects that generations have to deal with. In this research, we explore and validate a treatment method for the trauma that involves the usage of dissociation and distortion in the form of the much-studied V/AKD technique. We discuss the impact of trauma, organisation of traumatic memories, and the V/AKD technique based on the theories of Richard Bandler, John Grinder, and Steve Andreas. 216 participants were tested on the Impacts of Events Scale (R) and further, 50 participants with a mean score of more than 8, were selected to test the intervention technique which entailed a free-form interview. The results produced have potential usage for additional experimental studies of such intervention procedures and define effective as well as swift treatment methods for pertinent suffering like that of trauma.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Kumud Poptani

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5252

Anger: Examining Anger Variations and their Effects

Anger is one of the simplest and primary emotions felt by human beings but this emotion can single-handedly give rise to various negative emotions like frustration, aggression, irritation, sadness, grief and pain. Anger, being the root cause of all these negative emotions, makes a very interesting topic to study. Here, we have tried to look into anger and its variations that can be expressed in the form of several emotions like mild irritation, annoyance, reduced tolerance level, frustration, full-blown tantrum etc. One hundred and eighty-two (N=182) individuals were studied from the Indian population belonging to different religions and sects. This data was collected via descriptive google forms. The Novaco Anger Scale (NAS) was used as the questionnaire. From this sample, we concluded that majority of the responders ranked towards the lower half of the anger scale regardless of age, sex and religion they belonged to.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Pranjali Vatsa

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i2.5

Cognitive Psychology & Neuro-Linguistic Psychology ( NLP)

This research is based on the idea that a link exists between memories and phobias, fears and traumas and mainly they can be reduced in one’s life by manipulating negative memories, the encoding process, and by using NLP as therapy and its techniques like the Swish Technique or the Visual-Kinesthetic Dissociation Technique to overcome and remove those very phobias, traumas and fears. Since memory and cognition form an important part of the individual’s life because of the functions it performs the focus of this article mainly lies surrounding this topic and how NLP can prove to be useful. The encoding process in the memory takes place through different representational systems that are a part of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Since NLP lists visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory as a part of this system, an attempt is made to explain how through these systems and their submodalities (finer distinctions of the representational system) memories are formed and how emotions play a role in determining the retrieval of a particular memory and how that, in turn, leads to the formation of phobias, irrational fears and traumas like the fear of heights, water, etc or a traumatic event like the death of a loved one due to a disease or accident and to achieve all of this secondary researches, data analyses and information tools were used.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i1.1

Quantum Neuro – Synchronicity

Quantum Neuro-Synchronicity explores the brain activities of an individual when they are completely immersed into a previously inexperienced and unfamiliar activity. Although there have been researches on the synchronicity between dyads, there is a clear gap in research on the benefits of the sync on the right and left sides of the brain on an individual. Its scope extends to not only engaging and developing our neurology but also as a means to escape all the weights that constantly pull people back. It is a momentary relief, a transitory phase, and a feeling of bliss that one can experience by simply learning something new. Carl Jung created the term “synchronicity” to explain a relationship between two events that could not be explained by cause and effect.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Rishika Shah

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i1.3

Neuro-Immuno Psychology

Psychoneuroimmunology, an evolving field, is made of three parts. Thoughts (psycho-) control the brain (neuro-) which, in turn, influences the immune system (immunology). In this article, through demonstrations, research evidence, illustrations, and live examples, we will understand how our perception and beliefs of our environment actualize our body’s ability to heal itself.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Ananya Ramesh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i1.4

The Impact of Neurological Intervention in Self-Talk Regulation: An Intervention Study.

Self-talk is crucial since it significantly affects how people feel and what they do. It may be positive and encouraging, inspiring, or it can be damaging and diminishing one's self-confidence. Aim of the present study was to examine the impact of neurological intervention on self-talk of an individual. Single group pre-post research design was used. Information was collected through self-report measure, self-talk scale by Brinthaupt et al.,2009. In total 108 participants (Male= 32 and female= 76) aged between 18-60 years participated. After conducting a pre-intervention assessment, participants were asked to practice the tongue drop intervention, learned from John Grinder for at least 24 hours. Post intervention the same test was re-administered with the same participants. T-test dependent was used for analysing the differences in score of self-talk before and after the intervention.Results show significant difference in scores after the intervention t (107) =2.132, P< .043.Therefore, findings suggest that neurological intervention can be an effective method toregulate self-talk which can lead to a high functioning state of mind.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Ashvika Singh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i3.5

Understanding the Dynamic States of Fear and Arousal and its Manifestation in Abusive Circumstances.

As human beings, we know anything because it gets reflected on our senses - “I know this bag is black because I can see that it is black” or “I know the music is loud because I can hear that the music is loud.” There is a connection present with our senses, and this connection goes up to the brain. The brain interprets the data that the senses have sent and accordingly commands the associated systems in the body to respond. Fear is our response to threatening situations, while arousal is a state of vigilance that allows us to respond to a situation either by retreating from it or seeking it as a source of pleasure. The chemical response to both states leads to confusion, because neurotransmitters involved in fear and arousal are the same, i.e., norepinephrine and dopamine. This research paper studies 75 adult participants who answered a questionnaire on verbal abuse and emotional negligence that had taken place during their childhood. We understand the unconscious arousal that covers a fear response in an abusive situation leading to a victim enduring their abuser obediently. The questionnaire used to conduct this research was generated by the authors. It consists of 3 subscales and each item is carefully fabricated to understand different aspects of childhood abuse, Arousal and its impact on adult relationships. The results of this study have indicated positive correlations among all three subscales, hence proving the hypothesis that one might get seduced into loyalty from what they fear.

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Ritika Goswami

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i3.6