ISSN : 2733-4538
The therapeutic image, which is characterized by decrease and improvement of pathological neurotic symptom, is regarded as the necessary process for the imagery psychotherapy, and said to be the basically same phenomenon like that of meaningful imagination image in optic area through RPS stage. So, on the basis of it, this study regards the experience of menaingful imagination image in optic area through RPS stage as the therapeutic image and necessary process for the imagery psychotherapy. The purpose of this study is to measure and compare the frequences of meaningful imagination images, which could be evocated by "RPS-flame glassess instrument", and to ascertain, Schultz's autogenic training (AT) effect on the normal and depressive neurosis group. It was hypothesized that the depressive neurosis group would experience the less meaningful images through PRS stage than normal group, maybe because the depressive neurosis group has the more defensive mechanisms and resistance to experience images than normal group in imagery psychotherapy situation. This study was composed of two experiments. In experiment I, only PRS was given to both groups without any preceding conditions. In experiment. II, RPS was given to both groups after AT was given to them. MMPI-saarbrücken in Germany and FRI(Preiburger Personality inventar Test) were administered to both groups, and during the RPS(rhytimic-photic-stimulation) stage, the flameglasses, renewed stroboscopic instrument was used. The results were as follow : 1) Before Schultz's autogenic traning, the frequences of the meaningful imagination image experiences, in optic area through RPS stage in normal group, were significantly more than those of depressive neurosis group. 2) Schultz's autogenic traning significantly increased the frequences of the meaningful imagination image expereinces in optic area through RPS stage in the both groups. 3) Even though Schultz's autogenic traning significantly increased the frequences of the meaningful imagination image experiences in optic area through RPS stage in depressive neurosis group experiences, they are significantly fewer than those of normal group. In this result, it was suggested, that the strong unconsicous resistance to experiences of therapeutic images in depressive neurosis group, makes them experience fewer therapeutic images than normal group. The Leuner's assumption, that autogenic traning is one of the important preceding conditions for the therapeutic image in imagery psychotherapy, was partially testified by this experiment. And Stroboscopic-Renewed Flameglasses was turn out as the useful method for testifying image phenomena in clinical psychotherapy. The following experiments is required for 1) testifying the relation between the therapeutic image in the imagery psychotherapy and meaningful imagination image in optic area through RPS stage, 2) investigating the therapeutic function of meaningful imaginatian image in optic area through RPS stage in various mental disorder group, and finally 3) identifying the pecularities of meaningful imagination image in optic area through RPS stage.