I am trained in both EMDR and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), and offer evidenced-based treatments for rapid resolution of PTSD & trauma, anxiety, phobias, depression, abuse, medical trauma, persistent negative beliefs, childhood issues, addictive behaviors, self-esteem improvement and more – all without medication. Client response to this therapy has been overwhelmingly positive.
Using eye movements to promote healing and change has been a part of therapy for more that 40 years. Both EMDR and ART use eye movements similar to what is experienced in REM sleep where the brain processes information sub-consciously. However, during both ART and EMDR you are wide awake and in total control. The eye movements have a calming effect, so relief is built into the process.
These methods are not hypnotherapy either, you are never put into a “trance” state. You are in total control as your therapist guides you through the steps of the process, and is there for you every step of the way.
During both ART or EMDR you are wide awake and in total control. You are never put into a ‘trance state’, like what happens in hypnosis.
While I originally trained in EMDR, I now also use the latest form of eye movement therapy: ART, or Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I have found that it is easier, faster, and as effective as EMDR. Prior to your ART or EMDR session you will be fully briefed about what we will do and what to expect.
One thing to know about either of these effective techniques is that, when it is successful, you will no longer have the negative effects associated with the event, and, therefore, would not be triggered by similar events. Importantly, you do not lose the memory, only the negative sensations and reactions associated with the event.
You do not lose the memory, only the negative sensations associated with it.
Your brain now knows that there is no longer a present danger associated with the memory, which is now the past. So when the process is successful, like it was for the postal worker in the video above, you can resume your life again.
For anyone who has been in Post Traumatic Stress Condition, they will tell you that is a very big deal! That is why I am so excited to bring this healing method into my practice.
ART has been tested for effectiveness with military personal with PTSD, pain and sexual abuse. It has been shown to be very effective, providing resolution of severe trauma within 3 to 5 sessions. Click HERE and HERE to follow that research at University of South Florida’s College of Nursing.
BREAKING NEWS: A.R.T. Recognized by Governmental Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) as Evidence-Based Treatment
University of South Florida School of Nursing reports:
“ART is now officially recognized as an Evidence-Based treatment for PTSD & Psychological Trauma and Depression by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
ART has also been recognized as a “promising therapy” for symptoms of phobia, panic, anxiety, sleep and wake disorders, disruptive and antisocial behaviors, general functioning and well-being. See details here.”
Michael E Whalen LMHC – DayQuest Life Counseling