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MOSAIC: A New Pain-Free Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma


Eye movements and alternating stimuli for brain integration (MOSAIC) is a promising but untested new therapy. Its four-step protocol is based on the effects of bilateral alternating stimulation (BAS) (as in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) on the brain. This solution-oriented therapy promotes experiencing solutions through bodily sensations. Through BAS and bodily sensations, MOSAIC therapy aims to enrich the traumatic memory neuronal network with new information so that the client's psychological trauma is no longer distressing. Thus, MOSAIC can be used to treat psychological trauma without the pain associated with reliving the traumatic situation. This method may be particularly adaptive for patients who have experienced complex trauma and who have dissociative experiences.
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Stéphanie Khalfa, Guillaume Poupard. MOSAIC: A New Pain-Free Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 2021, 74 (1), pp.40-43. ⟨10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.202020200018⟩. ⟨hal-03451410⟩
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