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How Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Can Help You Heal Fast From Trauma

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

If you’ve been living with trauma and are finding it difficult to let go of the terrible memories, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) can help. And you don’t need several sessions spanning months or even years.


As a certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) practitioner, I can work with you to heal faster from any trauma, enabling you to gain back control of your life.


What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART is an evidence-based new form of psychotherapy that involves the use of techniques such as eye movements and image rescripting to replace negative imagery in the mind with positive memories. This helps to prevent triggers and nightmares, helping you recover faster. Which issues can ART effectively treat?


The therapy is unique for its fast and efficient treatment of disorders and issues such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Phobias and fears

  • Panic attack

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Addiction/substance abuse

  • Performance anxiety

  • Sleep disorders

  • Sexual abuse

How can ART help you recover quickly from trauma?

Here’s how ART helps you recover rapidly from trauma:


Memory reconsolidation

Science shows that memory is malleable for about six hours after recalling a memory. In this window, under a therapist’s directions, the client imaginatively creates new images that evoke good feelings and replace the previous troubling memories.


Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses this technique to help clients recover quickly and efficiently from traumatic experiences.


Rapid-eye movement

ART involves rapid eye movement, which helps individuals fully process the bad emotions associated with the traumatic incident. They can subsequently recognize that they no longer have the negative feelings and emotions but get to take control over the changes they wish to make so that they may uniquely resolve their issues.


This form of intervention involves a process known as desensitization, where you follow the therapist's hand motions with your eyes while recalling the traumatic event.


Non-invasive and non-confrontational therapy

Unlike other trauma-focused therapies, Accelerated Resolution Therapy does not require you to relive and recount the experiences in great detail. Depending on the individual's mental state, recalling traumatic experiences can slow down recovery.


As such, ART’s non-invasive approach is less distressing and more comfortable for many people and delivers quicker results..


Generalization of positive change

ART aims at reducing the emotional distress linked with trauma by targeting the sensations and emotions linked to the experiences. It promotes the generalization of the positive change during and even beyond the course of the therapy session.

This is possible through a psychological recalibration of the mind’s initial response to traumatic memories. Subsequently, you will recover quickly and find coping mechanisms and resilience significantly boosted.


Struggling with trauma-related issues? Find healing today

Bad occurrences often live long in the mind. In extreme cases, the resulting trauma can cause anxiety attacks and reduce the quality of your life, hamper your relationship with loved ones, or make you unable to enjoy specific experiences.

I am Matt McTeague, a certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy practitioner keen on helping you heal quickly from trauma. Feel free to contact me today.


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