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Cognitive enhancement therapy encompasses specific physical and psychological practices for improving an individual’s ability to perceive and act on perceptions regarding the self and the world. The therapy utilizes the modalities of biofeedback, art therapy, and autogenic breathing, and its purpose is to connect the inner (psychological) and the outer (physical, including the body) worlds of the individual in order to promote the development of a healthy self-concept that permits optimum functioning in society.

Historical Context

Addressing the need to improve our abilities to perceive ourselves and the world around us as we function within that world has long been a topic of philosophy and an important part of psychology since its inception with the work of Wilhelm Wundt, who, in 1837, proclaimed “an alliance” between the ...

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