ReAttach: A transdiagnostic intervention for adults and children with mental health problems

Paula Johanna Petronella Wilhelmina Bartholomeus

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Stress tolerance and resilience become increasingly important due to global threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Interventions that help to cope better with stress might reduce psychological complaints. ReAttach is a brief and gentle intervention aiming to help children and adults with mental health problems improve the processing of stressors and foster resilience. The focus on healthy sensory processing makes ReAttach suitable for a broad range of children and adults with mental health problems. Wiring Affect with ReAttach (W.A.R.A.) is an element of ReAttach that helps to reduce negative feelings shortly. Therapists can apply W.A.R.A. face-to-face or remote therapy as a self-regulation tool. This dissertation presents the first results of the practice-based studies. Further scientific research through Randomized Controlled Trials is needed to determine the effectiveness of ReAttach and W.A.R.A.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Amelsvoort, Thérèse, Supervisor
  • Fitzgerald, M., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Marazziti, D., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date9 Nov 2021
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789493114111
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • ReAttach
  • W.A.R.A.
  • stress-related complaints
  • resilience


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