desensitisation technique


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Noun1.desensitisation technique - a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
exposure therapy - a form of behavior therapy in which a survivor confronts feelings or phobias or anxieties about a traumatic event and relives it in the therapy situation
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It also alleges he began drafting the 'Manual for practical and sensible guerrilla warfare against k*** system in the Durham City area', searched for material on firearms, explosives, ammunition and weapons, and engaged in sexual touching of a minor as a "desensitisation technique".
It also alleges he began drafting the "Manual for practical and sensible guerrilla warfare against k*** system in the Durham City area", searched for material on firearms, explosives, ammunition and weapons, and engaged in sexual touching of a minor as a "desensitisation technique".
DR JOHN MELDRUM, of Nutrition Associates Limited, employs a desensitisation technique called Enzyme Potentiated Desen sitisation (EPD) to help his patients overcome their sensitivities.