Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) is an evidenced based form of psychotherapy that utilizes back and forth eye movements. It is not the same as EMDR, however they both use eye movements. A goal of ART is that in experiencing the therapy, you may find that you connect pieces of information that are already stored in your memory to help you resolve your issues. The brain, while focused on a problem and concurrently using eye movements, makes new connections with a person’s strengths and problem solving abilities. ART works to reprogram the way which distressing images and memories are stored in the brain so they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.
Who is this for?
Anyone can benefit from ART if they are struggling with mental health issues, stress, pain, Addiction and relationship issues. Our brains are capable of positively modifying unwanted material. Distancing from emotional responses to problems facilitates the opportunity to look at situations more objectively.
How is the program delivered?
ART can be booked as a 90 minute (1.5 hour) session with a HUM therapist who is trained to do ART. ART uses visualization techniques and attention on how the body is affected by distressing images or memories, enhanced through use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements during dreaming.
When can someone start the program, how does one start, and are there any prerequisites?
Anyone who is interested in ART can contact the HUM office by phone or e-mail and can get going with services as soon as they are able to. There is no referral process and no wait list for services at HUM. Prior to starting ART, the therapist will need to have at least one 1 hour psychotherapy session to determine that ART is a suitable therapy modality.
What are the costs?
An ART session is $300 per 90 minute session with a trained ART therapist.