Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a brief psychotherapy method that can produce dramatic improvements in a variety of psychiatric disorders, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and grief.
ART is unique because the ART therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of PTSD with positive images of the client’s choosing. This is done quickly, most often within one session, and once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone. ART combines the enormous power of eye movements to allow voluntary changes in the client’s mind with well-established therapies like Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Guided Imagery. Within the ART protocol, the eye movements, along with other ART enhancements, make these therapies work much faster and more effectively.
ART is derived from Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), but it has a tighter protocol, is more directive, more procedural, and easier to learn.
ART is an evidence-based therapy that can offer lasting relief after a short treatment period and can be easily implemented by therapists and trained healthcare practitioners.