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 (www.ResilienceFirst.com)
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
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