chapter  3
Psychodiagnostics
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This chapter discusses a number of techniques that can foster a feeling of safety in the present moment and provide some control over trauma cognitions and re experiences. Nightmares are dreams containing so much emotion usually anxiety or aggression that people wake up screaming. The resulting fatigue causes all sorts of other symptoms such as agitation and irritation. The 'worry place' technique is a simple way of dealing with worry in a more constructive way. The client is first validated by being informed that, whatever it is that they are worried about is important, otherwise they would not worry about it. As a result of the therapist's systematic inquiry using Socratic dialogue, the client realized that the other person probably was not thinking about him at all and did not 'have it in for him'. It was the sloppiness and awkwardness of other drivers that was on the other person's mind.