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Dyslexia and Traumatic Experiences

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Edited By Evelin Witruk, Shally Novita, Yumi Lee and Dian Sari Utami

This book focuses on dyslexia and traumatic experiences. It strives towards fostering a scientific exchange that promotes emergence of synergy effects and real progress in the understanding of dyslexia, psychological trauma, and stress experiences, as well as special methodological problems of qualitative research. The international and interdisciplinary team includes authors from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Sudan, South Africa, South Korea, Iran, China, Portugal, and Germany. The main topics of the book relate to dyslexia with some new perspectives on this old phenomenon, to traumatic experiences, to intervention methods and to some special methodical problems, particularly in qualitative research methods.
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Marcus Stueck - Ten Steps of Stress Reduction: The Intercultural Adapted Version of Training of Stress Reduction with Elements of Relaxation (STRAIMY®-International)

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Marcus Stueck

DPFA University of Applied Sciences Saxony, Germany

Ten Steps of Stress Reduction: The Intercultural Adapted Version of Training of Stress Reduction with Elements of Relaxation (STRAIMY®-International)

Abstract. In this article, the author explains the intercultural adapted version of the training with elements of relaxation. In 10 Steps there is explained how is the way of coping stress: psycho-educative pathway: (1) Stress-Definition, (2) Situation, (3) Reaction, (4) Attitude, (5) Consequences, (6) Coping, (7) Resources, (8–9) Wishes and Aims (10) Closing. The emotional-regulative pathway are lead through exercises (e.g., Yoga, Islamic or Buddhist praying, Autogenic Training), especially focused for the use in international context (e.g., Latvia, Indonesia, Nepal, Iran) and indicated for treatment of stress disorders and stressful traumatic circumstances (e.g., natural disasters such as Nepal-earthquake, Merapi-eruption Indonesia or car accidental stress in Iran and Germany). The second part of the article introduces some results of evaluation studies of STRAIMY in Germany and Latvia. Because of its scientific basic, the training is listed in the German Psychological Association as an accepted evidence based stress reduction training.

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