W.A.R.A. (WIRING AFFECT WITH REATTACH) PROVIDED BY REMOTE TRAINING: FIRST-AID PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION?

Paula Weerkamp-Bartholomeus*, Donatella Marazziti, Therese van Amelsvoort

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Abstract

Wiring Affect with ReAttach (W.A.R.A) is an ultrafast affect-regulation technique that is commonly provided by ReAttach therapists in the proximity of the patient. The benefits of W.A.R.A. are that the intervention is light, brief, and simple in helping to process negative affect. Facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating consequences for mental health, we propose W.A.R.A, amongst other self-regulation strategies, as a first-aid psychological intervention. We immediately started to give access to free online W.A.R.A. training, so professionals, worldwide, can offer W.A.R.A. by remote training and help patients suffering from elevated stress to regulate their negative affect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-116
Number of pages2
JournalCLINICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • First-Aid
  • W.A.R.A.
  • ReAttach
  • OPTIMISM

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