Accelerated Resolution Therapy
What is A.R.T. Like?
Understanding Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Each session is extended: 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. In between sessions, the brain needs approximately 36 to 72 hours to integrate the work you have done in session.
In terms of frequency, you will decide on frequency with your therapist according to your available time and energy.
If you have experienced symptoms such as nightmares, hypervigilance, flashbacks or physical pain due to your area of concern, A.R.T. can help to reduce these symptoms after completing treatment.
Clients often describe feeling peace again after successful therapy.
Talking is Optional
If talking feels uncomfortable, overwhelming or even distracting, A.R.T. allows you to participate in the process without saying a word.
How? A.R.T. relies on bilateral eye movements and your brain to replace negative images and body sensations with positive ones. Verbalizing your thoughts is not necessary.
Depending on your area of concern, certain times of year may be more triggering than others. The anniversary of a traumatic event or even holidays can be triggering events.
A maintenance session would allow for you to receive A.R.T. intervention in anticipation of upcoming triggers.