Do You Suffer From Triggers That Create Strong Physical And Emotional Reactions?

Julia has advanced certification as an Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) therapist. This evidence-based therapy provides relief from trauma and other stress-related conditions. People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions can experience relief (usually within 1-5 sessions).

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

A.R.T. uses a combination of techniques found in other psychotherapies in a very unique and specific way. A.R.T. works directly to shift the way distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. This shift is brought about through visualization techniques and tuning into how the body is affected by the distressing images or memories. It is further enhanced through the use of rapid eye movements similar to the eye movements that occur during the REM (dream) cycle. A.R.T.’s very specific and directive method can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for years.

What is the experience like for the person undergoing A.R.T.?

Everyone will experience A.R.T. in their own way.  Each session is customized for your needs and goals. The important thing to know is that you will be in control during the entire A.R.T. session, with Julia guiding you through the process. Major trauma experiences, such as rape, combat experience, or loss of a loved one can be very painful to think about or visualize, the therapy rapidly moves you beyond the pain of the experience toward growth and positive changes. The A.R.T. process is very straightforward.

Physical and emotional reactions are addressed through relaxing eye movement, and a technique called voluntary image replacement is used to change the way the negative images are stored in the brain.  The treatment is founded on well-established psychotherapy techniques and the end result is traumas and difficult life experiences no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions for you.  When you are no longer experience these reactions to triggers you can move toward healing and growth.

Is A.R.T. evidence-based?

A.R.T. has been classified as an evidence-based therapy. So far, three clinical studies have been conducted including two involving veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. On the strength of results from these studies, there have been six peer reviewed publications on A.R.T.

A.R.T. is firmly grounded in techniques such as : exposure through visualization, visualized in-vivo exposure, relaxation/stress inoculation facilitated by eye movements, re-scripting of negative images, gestalt techniques, and others.

Research and Other Publications Regarding A.R.T.:

A.R.T. receives official recognition as an Evidenced -Based Therapy for PTSD and More
hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/nursingnews/ptsd-therapy-studied-at-usf-college-of-nursing-receives-official-recognition-by-federal-registry/

International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy
www.is-art.org/5.-research-and-evidence.html

University of South Florida Researcher Kevin Kip, PhD explains ART https://goo.gl/Ln5Hjq

Acclerated Resolution Therapy Website
www.acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/

*Information provided by IS-ART.org website

Laney Rosenzweig, MS, LMFT is the founder of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and the CEO of Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery (RCRR). She has been in the mental health field since 1989. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.