Resolution and Healing
Trauma is a psychological injury not a mental illness. It happens when our brains encode an experience in terror. Like any injury, psychological injuries require effective treatment to heal.
I had the opportunity to train with Dr. Laurie MacKinnon, the developer of Radical Exposure Tapping (RET). RET combines elements of the three most common treatments for traumatic memories: Exposure therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the tapping sequence of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). It is used to quickly and effectively resolve memories of disturbing events. I have had success using this technique with folks who have experienced single event traumas including birth traumas, car accidents, house fires, flooding, house break-ins, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual trauma, domestic violence and witnessing sudden death. At the end of the RET session, you will still remember that the event occurred but it will no longer cause distress.