Trauma Treatment & Therapy

Specializing in trauma informed care

RTM Therapy

What is RTM Therapy? Primarily used in treatment for PTSD, Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM Therapy) is quickly becoming known as the most effective neurological intervention for trauma treatment. RTM Therapy uses a short visualization process to retrieve and alter the memory. It is a stress-free method of treatment that has been shown to relieve nightmares and flashback symptoms of PTSD for over 90% of those treated, in less than half the time of current therapies, often in fewer than two or three sessions.

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Features of RTM Therapy

  • Clients report a deep felt gratitude for getting relief so quickly from traumatic memories that in some cases has haunted them for years
  • Can be used for any kind of traumatic experience including combat traumatic stress, assault, sexual assault, traumatic loss, accidents, natural disasters, childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse, torture, life-threatening experiences, and reduce nightmares, flashbacks, and other features of PTSD.
  • Typically takes no more than 3 to 4 sessions to reduce or eliminate emotions related to traumatic memories.
  • Does not require the client to face the full impact of their experience and not prone to relapse
  • RTM Therapy is gentle, the client is kept reasonably comfortable, and it is successful 96% of the time and not prone to relapse.

Brainspotting

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.

Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Over 13,001 therapists have been trained in BSP (52 internationally), in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa. Dr. Grand discovered that “Where you look affects how you feel.” It is the brain activity, especially in the subcortical brain that organizes itself around that eye position.

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Features of Brainspotting

  • Brainspotting combines body-based approaches, the power of the therapeutic relationship and brain-based processing. According to David Grand, “Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems.
  • Brainspotting is a highly effective therapy for treating stress, anxiety, trauma, addictions, ADD/ADHD, performance anxiety, unhealthy habits, phobias and a host of emotional and mental health imbalances. Brainspotting engages our innate drive to release sensory, residue or unresolved experiences and opens us up to new insights, equilibrium, regulation and improved overall health.
  • The number of Brainspotting sessions can vary from person to person. Some people notice changes following one session and yet often changes and improvements can be witnessed within four to eight sessions.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During EMDR therapy the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus.

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Features of EMDR

  • EMDR therapy combines different elements to maximize treatment effects. 
  • EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future.
  • With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach.
  • Initial EMDR processing may be directed to childhood events rather than to adult onset stressors or the identified critical incident if the client had a problematic childhood.  Clients generally gain insight on their situations, the emotional distress resolves and they start to change their behaviors. 
  • Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions.

Mindfulness Based Emotional Processing (MBEP)

MBEP is a mindful, body-centered approach to activating intrinsic emotional processing in the brain. The processing is activated and maintained by the client’s and the therapist’s mindful, Felt Sense Attention upon the client’s somatic experience. The client’s emotional processing is enabled, focused, and supported through the attuned relational connection between the therapist and the client. A focus on tender, compassionate awareness creates a special quality of attention which  helps to activate the healing process. MBEP is a practical, useful method for initiating and promoting essential emotional processing. It can easily be incorporated into any therapeutic modality.

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Features of MBEP

MBEP is based upon the interaction between focused attention and internal experience: Where attention goes, energy gathers; where energy goes, experience unfolds. The mindful attentional focus of Felt Sense Attention originates in, and is regulated by, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Felt Sense Attention focuses awareness on the body’s somatic, sensory experience. It serves to activate right-hemisphere limbic processes related to emotional memory, body awareness, attunement, and affective experience.

As these processes are activated and energized by the focus of attention upon somatic experience, they are stimulated in a way that generates and promotes intrinsic emotional processing which is emotionally rather than cognitively based.

Such emotional processing, when skillfully facilitated and protected, activates and supports deep emotional work which is relatively free of cognitive influences. It facilitates emotional healing at an intrinsic level.

P.T.S.D.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or P.T.S.D. is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.

Symptoms may include nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depressed mood.
Treatment includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms.

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