Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Treating Trauma Using Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.)
A.R.T. is a newer evidence-based therapy used for clients who have experienced trauma. If you have experienced small or big trauma, whether it was decades ago or just this morning, it can help you:
- Forget the pain of your experience(s)
- Erase disturbing images
- Eliminate reactions to triggers
- Reprogram stress memories and images
- Develop positive and effective strategies for dealing with stressors
- Improve sleep
How does A.R.T. work?
A.R.T. uses eye movements, imagery, and guidance to help your brain better process and store traumatic memories. When they are processed and stored differently, they no longer trigger negative physical and emotional reactions. Using a series of relaxing eye movements, you will move beyond your stuck points towards growth and positive change. You are in complete control during these sessions, and you don’t even need to talk about your stressful or traumatic experiences to achieve recovery. A randomized study of ART, when used for post-traumatic stress, found a 70% reduction in PTSD symptoms. Similar outcomes have been found when using this therapy for anxiety and depression.
Who can benefit from A.R.T.?
A.R.T. has helped clients struggling with a wide range of issues including:
- Post-traumatic stress
- Anxiety and phobias
- Panic and anxiety attacks
- Fear of public speaking
- Addiction & bad habits (any)
- Sleep problems
- Dream interpretation & nightmares
- Relationship issues
- Marital problems/infidelity
- Sexual abuse/assault
- Sexual addiction
- Diagnosis of terminal illness (self or loved one)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Clarity in goal setting
- Pain management
- or any other experience
Many types of traumas are treated at Tampa Therapy and Wellness:
Big “T” trauma: times you or your loved one almost got killed (or in fact did), or times you thought your life (or of a loved one) was in danger.
Small “t” trauma: life situations with chronic aggravations: put-downs, neglect, abuse, domestic violence, etc.
We treat men, women, and adolescents. We serve military personnel, veterans, college students, LGBTG+, and people in general.