Rapid resolution therapy (RRT) is a form of psychotherapy designed to help individuals overcome the ongoing effects associated with traumatic experiences. RRT uses guided imagery, hypnosis, stories and other types of communication to resolve troubling thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Compassion Behavioral Health offers rapid resolution therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health disorders in our clients.
If you are interested in learning more about this therapy and how it can help you or a loved one process traumatic experiences, contact Compassion Behavioral Health today. In the meantime, here’s more information about this innovative approach to healing past trauma.
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A New Approach to Treating Traumatic Experiences
Traumatic events have long-lasting effects on survivors. Life after a traumatic event is different, as survivors see things through an entirely different lens. And there is no way to expedite the healing process. It takes time to heal from trauma and everyone moves at their own pace.
However, when trauma isn’t processed, it can turn into post-traumatic stress disorder, a longer term condition that involves recurring flashbacks and re-experiences. These flashbacks can feel so real, the person experiences strong physical and emotional reactions. To avoid feeling this way, individuals go to great lengths to avoid contact with potential triggers, causing a great level of distress in their lives.
There are a number of treatments available to help people with PTSD, including cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). While these therapies can be effective, they also force the person to relive their traumatic experiences. Rapid resolution therapy is different.
What is Rapid Resolution Therapy? How Does it Work?
Rapid resolution therapy is a newer form of therapy developed by Dr. Jon Connolly with the goal of helping trauma survivors identify their trauma and the root cause of their feelings and symptoms. It was originally designed for combat veterans and women who suffered sexual abuse, but it has been shown to be effective at treating other types of problematic behavior like anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.
When something traumatic happens, we go over it again and again in our minds. The neural messages keep going down the same pathway with the same emotional response. This is why we experience the same feelings and emotions as if they were happening all over again.
With RRT, you and the therapist use storytelling, guided imagery, and creativity to build a new neural pathway that does not include the emotional reaction that used to accompany the traumatic thought. In a sense, you’re hitting the “reset” button on the brain. As a result, the emotional pain and reactions are no longer present and you’re no longer triggered by similar thoughts, smells, or sensations.
While this may sound difficult, it’s really very simple. This “update” to your brain benefits the mind and allows you to experience peace, calm, and healing. Additionally, RRT is a brief therapy that usually only takes two to six sessions to complete.
Benefits of RRT Therapy
Physical Benefits of RRT Therapy
While RRT Therapy primarily focuses on resolving emotional and psychological challenges, it often brings about notable physical benefits as well. As clients release emotional distress, they may experience a reduction in stress-related symptoms, such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue.
RRT Therapy works holistically, recognizing the interconnectedness of the mind and body. By addressing emotional trauma, RRT supports the body’s natural healing processes and promotes overall well-being.
Emotional and Psychological Benefits of RRT Therapy
One of the defining characteristics of RRT Therapy is its ability to bring about rapid and lasting emotional and psychological relief. Clients often report significant reductions in anxiety, depression, fear, and other negative emotions after just a few sessions.
Through the resolution of traumatic memories, RRT Therapy provides individuals with a renewed sense of inner peace, empowerment, and self-worth. This positive transformation has a ripple effect on various aspects of their lives, including relationships, work, and overall life satisfaction.
Who Can Benefit from RRT Therapy?
RRT Therapy for Trauma Survivors
Individuals who have experienced trauma, whether from childhood abuse, accidents, natural disasters, or other distressing events, can benefit greatly from RRT Therapy. By directly addressing the root causes and symptoms of trauma, RRT helps survivors heal, regain control, and reclaim their lives.
RRT Therapy for Anxiety and Stress Management
Anxiety and stress are prevalent in today’s fast-paced world, and RRT Therapy offers effective tools for managing these challenges. By reprocessing the underlying beliefs and emotions that contribute to anxiety and stress, RRT empowers individuals to develop healthier coping mechanisms and live more fulfilling lives.
The RRT Therapy Process
What to Expect in an RRT Therapy Session
RRT Therapy sessions typically begin with an initial assessment, where the therapist gathers information about the client’s history and goals. During subsequent sessions, the therapist guides the client through a series of techniques designed to access and resolve underlying emotional issues.
The RRT Therapy process is collaborative, with the therapist and client working together to identify and reprocess traumatic memories or negative beliefs. Each session is tailored to the individual’s unique needs, ensuring a personalized and effective treatment experience.
The Role of the Therapist in RRT Therapy
The therapist plays a crucial role in the RRT Therapy process, providing a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their emotions and experiences. They bring expertise in guiding clients through the reprocessing techniques and facilitating transformative change.
A skilled RRT therapist establishes a strong therapeutic alliance with their clients, creating a foundation of trust and rapport. Through their guidance and expertise, they empower clients to access their innate healing resources and achieve lasting resolution.
To learn more about rapid resolution therapy, contact Compassion Behavioral Health today by calling (844) 563-0572. One of our therapists, Dara Kobrin, is a Certified RRT specialist and can help you or a loved one work through past trauma in a healthy manner.