According to McCreery & Claridge (1995), individuals in which report extrasensory and other paranormal experiences typically have higher than normal psychopathological symptoms. In co-diagnosis cases (i.e. where an individual is diagnosed with a mental disorder, but also has genuine extrasensory experiences), this is especially true as the mixture of psychopathological symptoms and parapsychological experiences perpetually exacerbate each other until the severity of these experiences thrusts the experient into crisis.
In these cases, the individual becomes hyper-sensitive to other people and their surroundings, and as a result, the individual becomes hyper-reactive in their responses towards these sensitivities. Hyper-sensitivity and hyper-reactivity can result in bothersome, concerning, alarming, or downright terrifying experiences.
Whether the onset was due to chronic stress or acute stress, the individual feels that they are no longer equipped to tolerate the stress of being around other people or in certain situations that would otherwise not be stress-provoking. Hypersensitivity and hyper-reactivity can be treated by identifying predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors.
Once identified, the clinician can assist the individual by addressing cognitive distortions (e.g. filtering, overgeneralization, jumping to conclusions, catastrophizing, control fallacies, etc.), and causes of fatigue-based symptoms that are leading to emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral issues.
In addition, the clinician can assist the individual in currently coping with their extrasensory experiences and coping long-term through protective strategies, which are classification-specific (i.e. each extrasensory subtype involves slightly different protective strategies).
ESP Conflict / Withdrawal (Hyper-sensitivity and Hyper-reactivity)
- Telepathic Cognition and Telepathic Simulation (TC-TS)
- Telepathic Interaction and Empathic Interaction/Simulation (TI – EI – ES)
- Clairvoyant Interaction and Empathic Cognition ( CI – EC)
- Clairvoyant Cognition and Clairvoyant Simulation (CC – CS)
Additional Topics & Treatment
- Visual Hypersensitivity – (Sight)
- Auditory Hypersensitivity – (Hearing)
- Tactile Hypersensitivity – (Touch/Pressure)
McCreery, C. & Claridge, G. (1995). A study of hallucination in normal subjects – 1. Self-report data. Personality and Individual differences, 21, 739-747.
Citation: Kelly, T.M. (2015). Clinical Parapsychology: Extrasensory Exceptional Experiences (Textbook). University of Alternative Studies. Purchase.
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