Sensitisasi and Desensitization

RemajaIslamHebat.Com - The sound of a train, often shocked and makes it uncomfortable for some people, especially for babies and little children. But it turns out they're at the edge of the railway. They can still sleep even if the train passes. And even so many cars passed, they didn't realize the train was through.        

The same also happens to those who live near the dump, the factory, the volcano that produces the smell of sulfur, etc. Too long they became immune to the smell.      

The senses are not comfortable with a sensory stimulus, then long time to get used and do not even realize the presence of the stimulus, it is called the process of " Desensitization / desensitization ". or if it has been simplified, the process becomes "       

Otherwise, the process when ourselves is more aware of the presence of a stimulus. I've experienced it after my mother passed away. Saw bread at the bakery, used to be normal. But after my mother died, the view of the bread triggered my memory against my experience with mom, and made a sad feeling coming back. The smell of clothes and wardrobe can evoke memory and sadness, because there's a new camphor smell that my mom used to wear. I need months to be able to do desensitization against bread and mothballs.       

If the example is now related to visual stimuli and olfactory (smell), then the same thing could happen to sensory stimuli in taste, sound, even touch.        

Is this sensitisasi and desensitization process that's good or bad? There's nothing good or bad of both. Both is a logical and natural process that can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone. But that this process may result in good or bad yes, depending on the context of the experience.        Realizing that these two processes can result in good and bad, then the psychology experts use it for a process of psychotherapy and even education.      

Utilization Processes and desensitization in psychotherapy and education, among others, to eliminate the phobia, reduce anxiety, fear, trauma, creating empathy, sensitivity, courage, including treatment of sensory integration for abk. However, there are things to pay attention to. One of them is, that our bodies have a certain threshold to the sensory stimulus that it receives. Like a doctor who injects drugs to patients before the surgery. Right, the patient doesn't feel anything when his skin gets sliced up with an operating knife, but it doesn't mean his skin can't hurt He still gets hurt doesn't feel his pain. Physical thresholds can be seen from how deeply wounded. Psychic thresholds are more difficult to measure. Because the psychic wounds often appear to be in a long run.

- children who experienced violence in childhood, he could have looked strong and strong, but there were really fragile mentally in it.

- the wife or husband who hurt her mate during the marriage, maybe she seemed calm and patient, but it actually kept a deep wound.

- an employee who works early in the morning in high-risk places (too hot, cold, radiation, cartilage, stresful, etc). Looks pretty ordinary. But his physical illness has come to a long term.

- our kids who study at school from morning to afternoon, then follow les and do homework at night. Recently seen physical disorders, emotions and behaviors in later days.       

And there are many other examples...      

Well, we're as parents, educators, employees and even ourselves, very likely have done the process of sensitisasi and desensitization in our everyday life. Now that we know, then maybe we can use it in education and for self-management with more systematic and with a clear purpose. At once we can also be more honest to ourselves, whether in educate we've given ' pressure ' is fit and phased for our children / students. Or have we ever pretended to be strong against the pressure we received or otherwise we were too spoiled and easily complained to the pressure that we were actually able to deal with? If we develop minimal sensitivity to ourselves, then we will be more sensitive to body signals, emotions and our behavior. 

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