decondition


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de·con·di·tion

 (dē′kən-dĭsh′ən)
v. de·con·di·tioned, de·con·di·tion·ing, de·con·di·tions
v.tr.
1. Psychology To cause (a conditioned response) to become extinct.
2. To cause to decline from a condition of physical fitness, as through a prolonged period of inactivity or, in astronauts, through weightlessness in space.
v.intr.
To lose physical fitness.

decondition

(ˌdiːkənˈdɪʃən)
vb (tr)
to take away or cancel conditioned responses in (a person)

de•con•di•tion

(ˌdi kənˈdɪʃ ən)

v.t.
1. to diminish the physical strength or stamina of; weaken.
2. to diminish or eliminate the conditioned responses or behavior patterns of.
[1935–40]
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Traditional shoes with support and heel elevation can decondition the foot and promote muscle imbalance.
They are systematically exposed to various traumatic memories, see them from a different point of view (cognitive restructuring), and decondition the fear-based reactions.
A therapist needs to decondition anxiety, fear, and other heightened emotions that exist in a traumatized individual.