Therapists are learning about a type of psychotherapy called Accelerated Resolution Therapy or ART.
“It incorporates bilateral eye movements and the person’s ability to voluntarily recall images relating to trauma,” said Holly Christensen, a licensed clinical social worker who is teaching the class.
Christensen says using relaxing eye movements and a technique called voluntary memory/image replacement, people can change the way in which negative images are stored in the brain.
“People are then able to process the sensations that get stuck in the body, they process those out and then we are able to put a different picture, a less threatening picture and our body does not respond in the same way,” said Christensen.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART) is an innovative, evidence-based therapy for both PTS and PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, and similar mental health issues. Do not let depression and PTSD continue to control your life. Contact ART International to learn more about the therapy or to find a therapist near you.