Accelerated Resource

Therapy (ART)

ART Works Directly To Reprogram The Way In Which Distressing Memories And Images Are Stored In The Brain, Reducing Physical And Emotional Reactions To Distressing Memories.

Specific & Directive Approach

Developed in 2008, ART is a brief, exposure-based psychotherapy aimed at the rapid recovery and treating of psychological disorders including: 

  • Psychological Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use

How It Works

ART works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain, reducing physical and emotional reactions to such distressing memories. ART is not a form of hypnosis.

The treatment program incorporates specific visualization techniques enhanced through the use of rapid eye movements, similar to the rapid eye movement stage of sleep (REM) and Voluntary Memory and Image Replacement.

What ART can help you achieve

ART’s can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. 

1

IMAGINAL EXPOSURE

Individual recalls details of the targeted traumatic event while focusing attention to details involved with psychological sensations, thoughts, and emotions of the event.
2

IMAGERY RESCRIPTING

Individual imagines changing (rescripting) the traumatic scene (imagery/sensory components) from negative to positive. This technique is often described as being the “Director” of a movie or scene.
3

RELAXING EYE MOVEMENTS

Individual follows the clinician’s hand from left to right with bilateral eye movement during the Imaginal Exposure and Imagery Rescripting techniques.
Rapid Recovery

Moving Beyond Trauma

ART is an emerging psychotherapy reinforced with a foundation based on existing evidence-based therapeutic techniques that is designed to foster rapid recovery of traumas and difficult life experiences so that such experiences no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions (usually within 1-5 sessions occurring over a 2-week period, on average).

Many clients who suffer from mental and physical conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting with the first treatment session. Most Importantly, clients do not have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.

Research & Application

ART is officially recognized as an evidenced-based treatment for psychological trauma and depression by the SAMHSA National Registry of Evidenced Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

ART  therapy provides a safe and effective treatment method validated by current scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida.

Since 2011 the program has been implemented by in numerous community-based, private practice, and military base settings across the United States.