I am very pleased to be trained in EMDR and certified to offer A.R.T. for rapid resolution of PTSD & trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, abuse, medical trauma, persistent negative beliefs, childhood issues, self-esteem improvement and more – 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 movement similar to that experienced in REM sleep, where the brain processes information sub-consciously.
However, during both ART or EMDR you are wide awake and in total control. This is not hypnotherapy either, you are never put into a “trance” state. The therapist guides you through the process, and is there for you every step of the way. The eye movements also have a calming effect on the nervous system, so relief is built into the process.
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 am 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 at least 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 powerful techniques for dealing with PTSD or trauma is tha, when it is successful, you will no longer have the negative effects associated with the event, and, therefore, will not be triggered by similar events. And, importantly, you do not lose the memory, only the negative sensations and reactions associated with it.
You do not lose the memory, only the negative sensations associated with it.
So, ART or EMDR do not change your experience, only the brain’s reaction to the experience.
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 below (go to 15:45), you can resume your normal life.
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.
See a powerful testimonial of the healing power of ART for trauma at minute 15:45 of this video. Watch a Postal Worker tell about getting her life back.
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 reached classification levels 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