AR Therapy for Trauma Recovery
Traumatic events from the past can affect us in many ways, from painful flashbacks to lasting mental health problems like depression and anxiety. If you’ve been struggling to move on from a painful event in your past, it may be time to try accelerated resolution therapy, also known as AR therapy. This is an evidence-based approach to trauma recovery that has helped many people find rapid relief.
At The Denning Center, we use accelerated resolution therapy to help our clients free themselves from the past and achieve lasting mental health. To learn more, call us at 210-369-8368 or use the form below.
How It Works
Accelerated resolution therapy allows the brain to move a negative memory or feeling from short term memory to long term memory. This allows your brain to process trauma in a safe, medication-free way by using a technique called bilateral stimulation. This involves a stimulus – usually a light, a visual object, or an audio tone – that rhythmically moves in a left-and-right pattern. This creates a relaxing effect that allows you to access a negative memory or problem without experiencing overwhelming negative emotions.
Bilateral stimulation is combined with voluntary image replacement, a proven technique that aids trauma recovery. This technique allows you to replace an upsetting memory or mental image with a neutral or positive image, changing the way you feel whenever this memory comes up. You’ll still remember what happened, but you won’t be bothered anymore by distressing images that you typically associate with this memory.
Who Can Benefit?
- Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
The Denning Center provides AR therapy and counseling services in a compassionate, judgment-free environment. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at 210-369-8368.