Journal of Behavior Volume 3: Issue 1, Early Online

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 11:10 PM

A Pilot Study on the Effects of Simulated Re-Attachment, or Revisioning, on PTSD Inpatients’ Perceived Calmness and Happiness

Mark Rider, Lynn Heselton, James Seymour, Camille Drachman, Sandra Guilfoyle, Trish Seek, Susan Vose, and Dale DeNunzio


This is a retrospective analysis of data collected from patients during Revisioning sessions at a large inpatient psychiatric facility. Revisioning is an adaptation of mirror therapy for the treatment of complicated grief and PTSD instead of the more traditional purposes of relieving phantom limb pain. It has been suggested from individual case studies that Revisioning has potential to treat PTSD by activating the mirror neuron network. Patients attended between one to three Revisioning sessions. Results found that 94% of patients improved in perceived calmness and happiness during single sessions. 70% of patients improved on measures of ego repair from first to last session. Higher improvers in mood in single session Revisioning sessions had significantly greater ego repair before discharge than lower improvers.

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