JYX > Opinnäytteet > Pro gradu -tutkielmat > View Item
A psychotherapeutically oriented approach to vibroacoustic therapy : therapy process with a client diagnosed with functional neurological disorder experiencing dissociative symptoms
This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.
Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a somatic symptom disorder that affects a significant number of people worldwide with a large variety of experienced symptoms and comorbid disorders. FND is diagnosed in patients who present physiological symptoms without a neurological or medical condition. This master’s thesis describes the therapy process of a patient diagnosed with FND, utilizing a psychotherapeutically-oriented approach to vibroacoustic therapy as the primary clinical protocol. The client in this case was diagnosed with FND by a neurologist and referred to the music therapist. In addition to the experience of occasional paralysis attacks, the client experienced regular dissociative symptoms. The client’s experience of depersonalization also contributed to her experience of functional weakness; a weakness down one side of the body. Though the client experienced sensations of both depersonalization and derealization on a regular basis throughout the therapeutic process during the vibroacoustic treatment, the safety and security existant within the therapeutic environment enabled the client to experience and explore these symptoms without the usual accompanying anxiety and panic. The therapeutic protocol outlined in this paper is interdisciplinary and diverse. It includes an interdisciplinary referral process, as well as the utilization of therapeutic approaches from music therapy, vibroacoustic therapy, psychotherapy, and trauma theory. During the therapeutic process, the client was able to address and further explore her FND symptoms in multiple mediums. The patient showed great improvement in integration of the different parts of her Self, confidence, and emotional expression, and has been able to implement strategies developed in her sessions to everyday situations outside of therapy. These tools have allowed the patient to identify emotions and/or triggers, reduce feelings of anxiety and panic initiated by her dissociative symptoms, and thus reduce the risk for further paralysis attacks. ...
MetadataShow full item record
- Pro gradu -tutkielmat 
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Intensive music therapy process with a male adult client diagnosed with autism Solati, Safa (2016)Autism spectrum disorder (also called ASD) is the fastest growing disability. Research shows that music is a relational, emotional, and motivational medium that plays an essential role in field of music therapy, specifically ...
Vibroacoustic treatment to improve functioning and ability to work : a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain rehabilitation Campbell, Elsa A.; Hynynen, Jouko; Burger, Birgitta; Vainionpää, Aki; Ala-Ruona, Esa (Taylor & Francis, 2021)Purpose: To study the use of Vibroacoustic treatment and an added self-care intervention for improving the functioning and ability to work of patients with chronic pain and potential comorbid depressive and anxious ...
Music as a trigger for craving : exploring the phenomenon and possible music therapy approaches from a client and music therapist perspective Van de Ree, Maatje (2016)It is known that craving can be elicited by various triggers, such as visual and auditory cues.Less is known about music as a trigger for craving. Only recently the interest towards this topic has somewhat increased. Two ...
Results of the Jyväskylä research project on couple therapy for intimate partner violence : topics and strategies in successful therapy processes Vall, Berta; Päivinen, Helena; Holma, Juha (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.; Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK, 2018)Despite controversy over the indications of couple therapy for IPV, current research has indicated some benefits. This article examines some crucial aspects when dealing with couple therapy for IPV, such as how dominance ...
Exploring the use of Vibroacoustic treatment for managing chronic pain and comorbid mood disorders : A mixed methods study Campbell, Elsa; Hynynen, Jouko; Burger, Birgitta; Ala-Ruona, Esa (Routledge, 2019)Introduction: Chronic pain is a worldwide issue with common comorbidities of depression and anxiety, altogether inhibiting one’s personal relationships and capability to work. Music has long been used as a means to improve ...