Processing Emotional Hot Spots for PTSD: Introduction


Associate Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program
Director, Emory Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology

Key Points

  1. The hot spots are the most currently distressing parts of the trauma.
  2. We pick 1 hot spot to begin with and repeat that 1 part of the memory to wear it out.
  3. When that part seems to have been sufficiently processed, we’ll move on to the next hot spot.

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