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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implosion therapy, flooding(noun)

    a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

Wiktionary

  1. flooding(Noun)

    An act of flooding; a flood or gush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flooding

    of Flood

  2. Flooding(noun)

    the filling or covering with water or other fluid; overflow; inundation; the filling anything to excess

  3. Flooding(noun)

    an abnormal or excessive discharge of blood from the uterus

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  1. Flooding

    Flooding is a form of behavior therapy based on the principles of respondent conditioning. It is sometimes referred to as exposure therapy or prolonged exposure therapy. As a psychotherapeutic technique, it is used to treat phobia and anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder. It works by exposing the patient to their painful memories, with the goal of reintegrating their repressed emotions with their current awareness. Flooding was invented by psychologist Thomas Stampfl in 1967. It still is used in behavior therapy today. Flooding is a psychotherapeutic method for overcoming phobias. This is a faster method of ridding fears when compared with systematic desensitization. In order to demonstrate the irrationality of the fear, a psychologist would put a person in a situation where they would face their phobia at its worst. Under controlled conditions and using psychologically-proven relaxation techniques, the subject attempts to replace their fear with relaxation. The experience can often be traumatic for a person, but may be necessary if the phobia is causing them significant life disturbances. The advantage to flooding is that it is quick and usually effective. There is, however, a possibility that a fear may spontaneously recur. This can be made less likely with systematic desensitization, another form of a classical condition procedure for the elimination of phobias.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flooding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flooding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flooding in a Sentence

  1. Jake Carstens:

    It's worth noting that despite Florida Panhandle seeing a bit less of the action compared to other states like Louisiana, landfall locations don't fully describe the range and extent of Fast FactsStorm impacts, hurricane Isaias nearly clipped the east coast of Florida Panhandle and prompted Hurricane Warnings in South Florida for a time. Hurricane Sally in September brought flooding and tornadoes to much of the Florida Panhandle, and came awfully close to tropical storm strength in Hurricane Sally in September early stages when it hit Miami-Dade County.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue, they want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair.

  3. Tha Hla Swe:

    When a flood is localized in one area there are areas that are free of flooding that we would use to mobilize volunteers, but it is widespread.

  4. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon:

    These citizen soldiers will provide much-needed support to state and local first responders, many of whom have spent the last several days working around the clock responding to record rainfall and flooding.

  5. Gavin Schmidt:

    The impacts of long-term global warming are already being felt - in coastal flooding, heat waves, intense precipitation and ecosystem change.

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