Slow Short Bilateral Stimulation (Butterfly Hug)

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1. Literature

1.1. [1] Artigas, Lucina; Jarero, Ignacio (2014): The Butterfly Hug Method for Bilateral Stimulation.

1.2. [2] Artigas, L., Jarero, I., Mauer, M., López Cano, T., & Alcalá, N. (2000, September). EMDR and Traumatic Stress after Natural Disasters: Integrative Treatment Protocol and the Butterfly Hug. Poster presented at the EMDRIA Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1.2.1. unpublished / source not found - probably similar to [1]

2. Definition

2.1. ECS

2.1.1. The definition of the BH within the ECS has 2 elements:

2.1.1.1. The Speed and Duration of Tapping

2.1.1.1.1. SBLS

2.1.1.2. The Position

2.1.1.2.1. it is secondary where on the body the tapping happens

2.1.2. There is an important difference in the effects between fast/long BLS and slow/short BLS that need to be taken into account.

3. Applications

3.1. ECS

3.1.1. The BH is widely used to reinforce positive emotions, resources and cognitions - usually in the context of other methods, like:

3.1.1.1. Resource Work

3.1.1.2. Inner Safe Place

3.1.1.3. SAFE Method

3.2. In the Literature

3.2.1. "The “Butterfly Hug” (BH) is a self-administer[ed] Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) method (like the eye movement or tapping) to process traumatic material for an individual or for group work. Desensitization (self-soothing) is a reprocessing byproduct using the BH as BLS." [1]

3.2.1.1. Self-administered BLS should only be applied under very strict safety measures and specific circumstances.

4. Examples

4.1. Moscow Workshop

5. Evidence-Level

5.1. Level III

5.1.1. The BH has only empirical evidence.

5.1.1.1. "The Butterfly Hug was originated and developed by Lucina Artigas during her work performed with the survivors of Hurricane Pauline in Acapulco, Mexico, 1998." [1,2]

5.1.2. "The Butterfly Hug had become standard practice for clinicians in the field while working with survivors of man-made and natural catastrophes." [1]

5.2. Literature Research

5.2.1. "Butterfly Hug"

5.2.1.1. Web Results listed under Literature

5.2.1.2. Pubmed - no results

5.2.2. "Artigas, Lucina"

5.2.2.1. Pubmed - no results

6. Bilateral Stimulation