Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) is essential is helping individuals overcome fears and anxiety. This is accomplished by gradually exposing a man or woman to the feared object or circumstance with the goal desensitizing fears.
Additionally, ERP also focuses on assisting participants in resisting the use of compulsive behaviors that might typically be used to cope with feelings of fear or anxiety. The primary goal is for individuals to remain connected to the trigger without the use of their ritualistic behaviors.
ERP can be effective in the treatment of eating disorders as it helps participants overcome fears of forbidden foods and decrease urges to binge/purge.
This form of psychotherapy that uses nontraditional talk methods as a primary form of communication and therapeutic healing such as art, dance movement, trauma-informed psychodrama type therapy. Clients are guided by a professional in illustrating personal stories, thoughts, and/or feelings. Additionally, these types of modalities allow clients to get back into their bodies and out of their cognitive frameworks where they often feel most comfortable and disconnected from their emotions.