The Connection Counseling Centers are now offering a new technique to overcome the effects of trauma, addiction and anxiety. Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART) is recognized as a SAMHSA evidenced-based practice which uses eye movements and guided visualization to allow clients to change the imagery associated with a memory or behavior.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy was created in 2008 by Connecticut native Laney Rosenzweig, LMFT. The Connection will be collaborating with Ms. Rosenzweig, as part of our on-going initiative to train clinicians in this ground-breaking technique. She describes her technique as “different than any other therapy in the world,” due to its combination of visualization and eye movements.
Clients who have been through Accelerated Resolution Therapy often experience rapid results from the treatment. Clients are guided through a series of eye movements which allow self-directed image replacement. When images are altered as part of the procedure, the facts and memories of the incident remain, but the negative feelings about the trauma change. Because the experience is guided by the clients themselves and they do not need to share their internal process, the procedure is very safe for both the client and the clinician.
Ms. Rosenzweig developed the framework for Accelerated Resolution Therapy after being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2006. She instinctively began developing the voluntary image replacement techniques and incorporating them with the eye movements learned in EMDR. She immediately realized how quickly clients were responding to the treatments and how effective it could be for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy was formalized.
The Connection has clinicians available statewide to offer this excellent technique. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Bilingual clinicians trained in this technique are available if needed. Accelerated Resolution Therapy is not only for those who have survived trauma, but also those struggling with compulsive behavior, substance addiction, or phobias. Please contact our helpline at (855)HELP955 – 855-435-7955 to schedule your session now!