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Stimulus Discrimination (Audio)

Stimulus Discrimination is designed to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to ‘retrain their brain’ in order to attend automatically to signs of safety.

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Audio track

A therapy audio track designed for skills development.

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Audio script

The script for a therapy audio track. Read along with an exercise, or record in your own voice.

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Description

The Stimulus Discrimination audio exercise is taken from the Psychology Tools For Overcoming PTSD Audio Collection. It is designed to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to ‘retrain their brain’ in order to attend automatically to signs of safety. The Stimulus Discrimination audio exercise is designed to accompany the Stimulus Discrimination worksheet. Individuals with PTSD are guided to first attend to similarities between an event which has triggered a fear response and their memory of their trauma. They are then guided to systematically attend to differences between what happened in the past (‘then’) and what they can experience in the present (‘now’).

Instructions

This audio track is designed for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The audio track is a simple .mp3 file which can be played in most media player apps. You can also download the verbatim script, allowing you to record the exercise for your clients in your own voice to reinforce work completed in therapy.

References

  • Ehlers, A., Clark, D. M. (2000). A cognitive model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38, 319-345.