Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., Lt. Colonel – Letter of Recommendation

I’m happy to respond to your queries. A bit of background and context. Over my 40+ year career in public health, I’ve served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon, the University of Maryland, and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (which serves military, first responders, and mental health professionals that serve them). I’m a West Point graduate and retired military, as well. I’ve written 14 books on stress related topics, translated into 17 languages, on the nature and treatment of PTSD, healing from toxic childhood stress (pictured below), resilience, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.

I first learned about Accelerated Resolution Therapy when reading the research showing that it was having impressive and rapid results with our military. I was so impressed that I observed the training for therapists. My opinion is that ART is perhaps the most well-conceived and effective of the various treatment options for treating trauma. ART practitioners accomplish in a very few sessions what other evidence-based treatments might take months to years to accomplish. ART recognizes that much of trauma memories are not stored in the verbal, logical left brain, but in the right brain (as images), with its deep connection to the emotional and survival regions of the brain. Consistent with new body-oriented approaches, ART uses eye movements to settle dysregulated arousal, then erases and replaces disturbing images, and finally helps clients transition to a more positive future.

Although I am not in private practice, I would consider ART the treatment of choice for adult and childhood trauma and am very impressed by it. I have included its description in my most recent book on recovering from adverse childhood experiences. I wish more people knew about it.


Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., Lt. Colonel (USAR, Ret.)
University of Maryland School of Public Health (Ret., presently adjunct)
Resilience Training International (
Author: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook; The Resilience Workbook; The Self-Esteem Workbook; The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook; World War II Survivors: Lessons in Resilience; and nine others
2920 N. Asciano Ct., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
386-410-5561 (office)

Breakthrough with ART – Ellen

Yesterday afternoon I “ARTed” (a new adjective), a 28 y/o male client after treating him for a trauma incident that happened to him a decade ago. We worked for a year of therapy 2-1/2 yrs. ago, took a break and started back Not only did we get to the root of why he’s been holding it so long, which resulted in a social phobia, but he and I (both) discovered why he couldn’t get past it.

He displayed the only emotion (tears) w/ me that he’s ever shown and was finally able to let the incident go, which was based on GUILT! Whew! Powerful! Gives me those “good goosebumps” to which Laney refers. He will now likely progress thru therapy w/ only a few more sessions, but I am confident that the “Universe” will provide me w/ many more in his place.

Sheri Marlin, LCSW


I wanted to tell you that I absolutely love the Accelerated Resolution Therapy ! Personally I no longer live with a paralyzing fear of heights that I have struggled with for the last 40 years. And in my practice I have helped people overcome their fears and anxiety. I had a recent person come back to a second session a week following his first ART session and he said “ I was surprised at the quick results I got. It was like going to the store and buying what I wanted and walking out with it .” Thank you for pursuing this and researching this to show the effectiveness! Freedom is possible.

Sheri Marlin, LCSW
FaithWorks Counseling…let your faith replace your fear
Phone: 620-474-0463

Carol – PTSD for 13 years

Thank you again, Laney, from the bottom of my heart. I truly feel healed now. ART is as close to a miracle as I have ever come. I have been suffering with the negative effects of PTSD for 13 years. Within the space of an hour, I have been healed. No more self-pity, depression, and anxiety connected to “my story.” It’s like that movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” only you are the author of your new story and the painful feelings surrounding a situation have been de-electrified. Life should be lived to the fullest. I feel like a free woman now with new opportunities! Thank you!

Andrew M – Parkinson’s Symptoms

Dear Laney,
I had a very pleasant and hopefully a lasting positive outcome today while undergoing Accelerated Resolution Therapy concerning my “freezing of gait” due to Parkinson’s Disease. I was very impressed with your expertise in the field of ART and I believe your recommendation will help me with my situation. Thank you for spending time with me.

Dave P – Claustrophobia Improvement

Laney, Thank you for introducing me to Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which you used successfully as a tool for helping to cope with a severe case of claustrophobia. On a recent trip to Europe, for example, I was able to experience the flight, massive summer crowds, elevators, and other confined spaces without even a twinge of anxiety. I now use the technique periodically, simply for maintenance purposes, although I’m sure that is overkill. I’m pleased that I trusted your judgment regarding ART as the appropriate treatment for my situation, and I’m sure you will have similar successes with future patients. Thank you, once again.

  • ~Dave P.