traumA & art
It's something that you avoid thinking about and just push it to the back of your mind. That way, it doesn't hurt. But like a festering sore, it grows, and sometimes, without you even knowing it, it can infect other parts of your life. You're noticing problems with trust, friends, romantic relationships, or you're starting to feel worthless without understanding why.
Trauma can actually affect the way your brain works. I use techniques to help you reduce the negative effects that your trauma has on your life and take its power over you away.
It is possible to face your trauma and move forward,
so that it no longer controls you.
In addition to trauma-informed talk therapy interventions, I use a technique called Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART. This is a quick, evidence-based intervention using eye movements and imagery, allowing you to resolve traumas in as little as one session without needing to talk about your trauma in detail. Click here for more information about ART. Click to find out how to get in touch with me so we can talk more about how this might help you.
healing trauma using accelerated resolution therapy (art)
Imagine cutting down the "trauma tree" at the trunk, instead of just trimming the leaves.
ART uses eye movements combined with the methods of Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy and Guided Imagery to move and reduce trauma symptoms.
The bilateral eye movements are calming and produce theta waves in the brain, which are associated with creativity, intuition, and daydreaming.
Without even talking about your trauma, negative images and sensations are replaced with positive ones, so you no longer feel triggered.