Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART ) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that was developed in 2008 by Laney Rosenzweig. ART uses eye movements to help change negative images and strong emotional and physical reactions attached to the memory. Individuals who have done ART have seen significant results one to five sessions.
ART can be used for, but not limited to, the following:
Relationship issues (ex. Abandonment and attachment issues)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-esteem (ex. poor body image)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Common Questions About ART
Which Counsellors at your clinic provide ART?
We currently have 7 counsellors that offer ART. The counsellors are Meghan Dalton, Heather Kernohan, Kristen Humphries, Shannon Hurley, Marla McMillan, Megan Sloboshan, and Chandra Hare
How do I start?
Book a 60-minute session with an ART counsellor of your choice.
Is there any risks?
Sometimes ART can bring up memories that we have stored in the brain that we have forgotten about, which can be distressing. However, the new memories can be processed with ART.
Is it hypnosis?
No ART is not a form of hypnosis, but rather uses voluntary memory/image replacement with eye movements. You will be present in your body and with your counsellor at all times.
Will I forget what happened to me?
You will always have the facts of what happened to you, but the negative images and strong emotional and physical reactions attached to the memory will be gone or significantly reduced.
I have multiple events that I find uncomfortable/want to process. How do I know which one to start with?
Your counsellor will help you figure out which event would be the best to start with. In order to do ART, you will have to meet with your counsellor for one or two sessions prior to starting ART.
Will I have to speak about the event in detail?
No you do not have to provide specific details of the event. You will not be speaking out loud about the event as you do ART.