Holographic Reprocessing (HR) is a cognitive-experiential psychotherapy based on Seymour Epstein's theory of personality, cognitive experiential self-theory (CEST). According to CEST, people have a natural adaptive system for processing information. If an emotionally distressing event is not fully processed, people may attempt to resolve the stuck point, known as emotional blockage, by unconsciously setting up situations that recreate the original experience. A reenactment can facilitate a healthy confrontation of the issue, but it is not uncommon that this reenactment serves to reinforce negative perceptions and behavioral reactions. HR gives clients an opportunity to gain a new awareness and understanding of their re-enactments, thereby facilitating a constructive reorganization of their perceptual, emotional and behavioral tendencies.
The hologram is used as a model for describing a pattern of these re-enactments - as each experience is a whole experience unto itself as well as being a part of a larger whole, and each experience contains information consistent with the larger pattern. The experience is holographic, and is termed an experiential hologram. These experiential holograms are holistic, integrative, and unique in terms of existing constructs such as a schema, belief, expectation, self-fulfilling prophecy, sensitivity, or script - constructs that are largely cognitive and only part of the holographic picture. The hologram also activates an experiential reaction including affect, sensations, and associations. The model of the experiential hologram is intended to more closely explain human experience, as it is assumed that experience itself is processed in a complex array of cognitions, affective reactions, sensations and associations.

Written by a clinical psychologist specializing in the trauma therapy, this volume will guide mental health professionals through the use of holographic reprocessing in their treatment of trauma victims, from sufferers of PTSD to rape victims.

part |57 pages


chapter |9 pages

Overview of Holographic Reprocessing

chapter |10 pages

Holograms and Experiential Holograms

chapter |16 pages

Exposure Therapies and Reprocessing

Clarifying Concepts

part |104 pages


chapter |11 pages

The Therapeutic Alliance

chapter |10 pages

Coping Skills I

Tolerating and Managing Affect

chapter |13 pages

Coping Skills II:

Managing Ptsd, Barriers to Learning and Implementing Skills, and Creating a Feelings Plan

chapter |10 pages

Experiential Discovery

chapter |10 pages

Mapping Experiential Holograms

chapter |7 pages

Reprocessing I

Overview and Non-Arousing Revisiting Techniques

chapter |9 pages

Reprocessing II


chapter |8 pages

Reprocessing III


chapter |3 pages