Trauma Packaged Services
Moving Beyond Trauma
Accelerated Resolution Therapy works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they are no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.
Quick, Evidenced-Based Relief
Single Event Appointment
If you have experienced a traumatic event that is causing you distress we work through those symptoms with one appointment.
If you have experienced prolonged trauma that is causing you distress, we work through those symptoms in two appointments.
If, after your initial appointment, you are still experience negative symptoms related to the processed trauma we can reinforce the changes created.
Let it Go!
Imagine what it feels like to carry a heavy burden – years of carrying the effects of trauma gone in a single ART session. Unbelievable? This is what happens with your ART trained therapist and reprogramming distressing images and memories which have been stored in your brain and now, no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. Using unique visualization techniques and how the body is affected by distressing images or memories, ART enhances rapid eye move ment s similar t o eye movements during dreaming. Peer review publications and additional ongoing studies for both civilians and military personnel can be found on the internet.
Who? What? Wow!
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence based therapies but shown to achieve benefits much more rapidly (generally within 1-5 sessions). Clients suffering with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and many other mental and physical conditions, experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session. ART is not hypnosis, does not require medications or homework.
Freeing the Bad Memories
Specifically, it has been shown that whenever we recall an emotional memory, that memory becomes open to change. As a matter of fact, we are always making changes to emotional memories when we recall them, we just didn’t realize that this was happening.
Now that we know this happens, when it comes to traumatic memory, we can harness this opportunity to purposefully make the changes that will free us from the troubling images and sensations and the emotions that cause suffering.
Add to this, the power of eye movements. It has been known for some time that when clients (through tracking a therapist’s hand or object) moves their eyes back and forth while engaging their thoughts in certain imaginative exercises, the ability to make favorable changes is enhanced, and clients experience relaxation. While the reason eye movements are so powerfully helpful has not been uncovered, one theory posits that eye movements are thought to replicate the responses experienced during the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase of sleep.