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Psychotherapeutic Treatment in Combination with Relaxation in a Flotation Tank: Effects on "Burn-Out-Syndrome"
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5668-0469
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)In: Qualitative Report, ISSN 1052-0147, Vol. 15, no 5, 1243-1269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The focus of this study was to investigate experiences gained from treatment combining relaxation in flotation tank with psychotherapy for sufferers from burn-out syndrome. Six people participated in aten week program. They were all interviewed; the data were analyzed using the Empirical Phenomenological Psychological method. Five themes emerged: (a) direct experiences during flotation, (b) effects due to the treatment sessions, (c) psychological transformation, (d)reflections about the treatment program, and (e) demanding and rewarding psychological process over time. All participants went through psychological transformations and improvements in quality oflife. At the end of the treatment program, all participants were able continue working full time. This combined program seems to be more therapeutically beneficial than flotation tank treatment alone

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA: Nova Southeastern University , 2010. Vol. 15, no 5, 1243-1269 p.
Keyword [en]
Relaxation, Psychotherapy, Depression, Rehabilitation, Stress, Phenomenology, and Flotation Tank Treatment
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-10059DiVA: diva2:493577
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2015-11-12Bibliographically approved

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