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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implosion therapy, floodingnoun

    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. floodingnoun

    An act of flooding; a flood or gush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flooding

    of Flood

  2. Floodingnoun

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

  3. Floodingnoun

    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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Numerology

  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. Anuj Somany:

    It is so surprising that every time a movie is on the floor or about to release, then only suddenly all controversies, affairs and old issues of its actors start hitting headlines or begin flooding in the news.

  2. Michael Hewson:

    The ECB is going to do precisely what the market expects, in light of recent events in western Europe, the flooding, the last thing that Europe needs at the moment is a tightening of monetary policy.

  3. Craig Tucker:

    We know the dissolved oxygen in the river plummeted two nights in a row as these pulses of mud hit the main stem of the river, so it is very clear to us that we had a high intensity fire and then we had a flash flooding event kind of come behind the fire and it just rushed ash and debris and mud into the river, virtually everything in the river died.

  4. Craig Colten:

    There are very few basements in Louisiana, very few people live below, or even have a part of their house below the land surface, architecture and the local high water table -- which makes people not want to build basements and the fact that simply most houses are elevated, even with the same kind of rapid flooding that happened in New York Citys, if that had occurred in Louisiana, you wouldn't have seen the fatalities.

  5. Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey:

    We’re going to have localized flooding in a lot of areas for a couple of days yet.

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