The technique that Barry Krakow helped develop called therapy training imagery. It is to teach patients to build positive images for them to reappear during sleep.
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"The treatment is called imagery rehearsal therapy (IRT). It's a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses on changing harmful thought patterns. It's not the only nightmare therapy, but it is gaining ground, says physician Barry Krakow, a sleep specialist who runs the Maimonides International Nightmare Treatment Center in Albuquerque. "