Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, is a relatively new form of therapy that aims to heal trauma at its root. It is evidence-based, and has been shown to provide relief in as little as 1 to 5 sessions. Some of the issues we can address using ART are anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, PTSD, addictions, eating disorders, past abuse, relationship issues (couple, parent-child, post-divorce adjustment, etc.), grief, and much more. Many clients experience benefits in the first session.
The client is always in control of the entire ART session, with me guiding the process. Although some traumatic experiences such as rape, combat experiences, or loss of a loved one can be very painful to think about or visualize, the therapy rapidly moves clients beyond the place where they are stuck in these experiences toward growth and positive changes. The process is very straightforward, using relaxing eye movements and a technique called Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The treatment is grounded in well-established psychotherapy techniques, and the end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.
To learn more about ART, click on one of the videos to the left or visit the ART website.