Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that uses rapid eye movements similar to the eye movements that occur during dreaming. ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions, even ones that have been present for many years. ART can be used to treat: Depression Anxiety Phobias Grief Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ART works to reprogram the way distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. Eye movements have a very calming effect. In experiencing ART, you may find that you connect pieces of information that are already stored in your memory to help you resolve your issues. When the brain is focused on a problem and concurrently using eye movements, it is able to make new connections with your existing strengths and problem-solving abilities.
Hypnosis is useful if you have been unsuccessful with other forms of treatment. It can help you break through old patterns and behaviors that have been holding you back and keeping you stuck. The Mayo Clinic reported in 2003, “The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your emotions, behavior, or physical well-being.” Hypnosis is used to help: Overcome fears and anxiety Heal from emotional pain due to trauma or grief Manage pain Gain self-confidence Stop smoking Lose weight Eliminate unhealthy habits