Cathy Austin, Wheat Ridge, CO
Welcome to the 21st Century & Brief Therapy that is Effective & Enduring
If you have ever considered therapy for any reason and decided not to do it because:
Therapy takes too much time and your not sure you’ll see results
Therapy costs too much
You don’t want to go to counseling once a week for months on end
You just don’t want to talk about painful issues
You don’t want to learn coping skills that take time and energy and are forgotten in a month
You just want to, “Forget about it.”
Rapid Resolution Therapy/Memory Reconsolidation
You should know that Rapid Resolution Therapy isn’t work. It’s easy.
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is brief therapy and takes place in 2 to 6 sessions
You won’t have to dwell on things or talk about them in detail
RRT follows the steps of Memory Reconsolidation which is backed by recent neuroscience & found to be effective and lasting
What Issues Can Be Treated with Rapid Resolution Therapy?
Although Rapid Resolution Therapy was designed for survivors of sexual trauma and war veterans, RRT is used to clear big T and little t trauma.
Here are just a few examples:
Adults who are survivors of childhood abuse
Adults who experienced sexual trauma (as a child or as an adult)
Adults who have survived domestic violence
Witness to a traumatic event
Traumatic grief & loss
Traumatic relationship break up
Feelings of guilt and shame
Low self-worth / hating oneself
Weight loss issues
Recovery from grief and loss
Social anxiety disorder
Self-harm and other self-destructive behaviors
Overcoming heartbreak and rejection
Coping with the aftermath of an affair
Dealing with a serious medical condition or physical injury
So What Exactly is Rapid Resolution Therapy?
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is a new-age kind of therapy that combines the latest in neuroscience discoveries and therapy into imagery, visualization and storytelling. Did you know that the human mind relates and responds quickly to stories? In fact, the mind has arranged our lives into a series of stories.
With the RRT process we tell lots of stories. It’s interesting, it makes you think, and yes, I confess, you may have to laugh. And it is effective.
In session you will learn much about the human brain and emotions-in the form of interesting stories. And…..in the process you begin to understand what is happening with all those emotions and feelings and behaviors and why you have them. What is their purpose? It’s not important that you know all that-it’s just interesting. And without even noticing, you have begun to heal.
Effective & Enduring Healing
RRT is gentle and does not require reliving painful experiences or talking about them to heal. In 2009, neuro- scientists had a pretty exciting discovery: Memory Re-consolidation. Trauma memories can be cleared once and forever. Neuroscience research on Memory Re-consolidation also supports the effectiveness and enduring healing that takes place. RRT employs the steps of Memory Re-consolidation. Because of the research we now know: Traumatic memories do not have to cast a shadow on the rest of your life and the way you live it.
It’s common for a catastrophic event to evoke a stress response in the body which ignites a whole array of chemicals that prepare you for fight-or-flight. This is the body’s response to a threat. The ongoing emotional affect after a traumatic event can impact your life, however with new-age interventions the emotional impact can be cleared and return you to peaceful and calm.
How does Rapid Resolution Therapy work?
Many times when you experience a disturbing event or traumatic experience, it replays in your mind at random times and may intrude on your present thoughts. Sometimes when elements (sounds-smells-sights) are similar to the event, they can trigger the very same feelings and emotions as though the event were happening right now, instead of in the past.
After experiencing a traumatic event it effects how you see the world moving forward. It’s like having a pair of yellow colored lens over your eyes. Everything you see is a bit yellower however you are not aware that it is having that effect.
Rapid Resolution Therapy clears the mind by hitting the “reset” button. Even though your conscious mind knows it is no longer happening, RRT helps your mind to stop reading a threat, in similar instances because…….it’s just no longer happening.
You've heard the phrase "Neurons that fire together wire together". The meaning of this phrase is:
Our brain cells communicate with one another via synaptic transmission–one brain cell releases a chemical (neurotransmitter) that the next brain cell absorbs. This communication process is known as “neuronal firing.” When brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens. Messages that travel the same pathway in the brain over & over begin to transmit faster & faster. With enough repetition, they become automatic.
When something is traumatic we go over and over it in our minds and the neural messages keep going down the same neural pathway with the same thoughts and emotional response. With Rapid Resolution Therapy we build a new neural pathway through visual imagery, story telling and creativity. Now as you think about the incident, neurons use the new pathway which does not include the emotional reaction that formerly accompanied the thought. Thus the emotional pain and reaction are no longer there.
Although this sounds very difficult. It really is very simple and as a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist, I will lead you through the process. I have helped many people with various problematic issues. My clients tell me of the peace, calm and clarity they experience after the RRT process.
It’s like your computer; occasionally it needs the programs updated to stay current. There is nothing wrong with the computer, it just needs updating. RRT updates the data for the benefit of the mind. You will remember what happened-the event- however the emotional reaction will no longer accompany the memory. You will experience peace, calm and healing.
What will my Rapid Resolution Therapy Session be Like?
Free 20 Minute Phone Consult
We will discuss problematic thoughts, behaviors, or emotions that you would like to address with Rapid Resolution Therapy. I will explain the Rapid Resolution Therapy process. Any questions you may have will be answered. You can determine at that time if you would like to schedule a session of Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Intake- We begin with a 55 min intake session. We will cover confidentiality, HIPAA and disclosure information. I learn about you. What is it that brings you joy? What would you like to do with your life?
1st RRT Session - 2 to 2.5 hours
I will lead you through the Rapid Resolution process. All you have to do is be present and follow along. I will use stories, symbolic imagery and metaphors. It's not painful. It doesn't hurt. You may even laugh. My clients have told me that they loved that RRT is so different, not like any other therapy they’ve done, much lighter, easier and interesting.
Many of my clients have told me that at the end of the Rapid Resolution Therapy session they feel so calm, at peace and relaxed. You may notice a shift immediately or it may take a few hours or days to notice the positive shift.
2nd session - 1.5 hours
Sometimes one session is all you need. Other times more sessions are needed because there are other problematic issues that arise. Together we review the change and the positive improvement you have noticed in your feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Additionally we will check to see if other issues have arisen since the first session. Sometimes after the original session, some things are cleared and then other issues come to forefront that may need clearing. At this time we will address additional issues, if there are any or you may be happy with where you are.
3rd Session- 1.5 hours
Many people can resolve troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviors in the first session. Other people have lived an eventful life and require several more sessions. Rapid Resolution Therapy is considered a brief therapy and takes place in 2 to 6 sessions. The number of sessions largely depends on you, your experiences and what you would like to address.
How Does Science Support RRT?
RRT follows the steps of Memory Reconsolidation.
1. Reactivate target knowledge- this can be by just thinking about it.
2. Mismatch-create an experience that is significantly different.
3. Revise via new learning, create a new learning experience that contradicts the original learning.
Where Can I Find More Information on Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)?
Here is a link to the recent neuroscience research on Memory Re-consolidation which the Rapid Resolution process follows. This article explains how it works.
Here is an article from the US Army Homepage that endorses RRT:
Here is website for the Institute of Rapid Resolution Therapy & its founder Jon Connolly with whom I am trained and certified:
Rapid Resolution Therapy Heals
Rapid Resolution Therapy clears the mind so that your passion, humor, wisdom, energy, logic, and joyfulness can come back into your world.
Trauma is not part of you. It is something that happened to you.
You are strong. You are a survivor.
Isn’t it time to take your life back?
Rapid Resolution Therapy: Clear your mind. Change your world.
I invite you to set up a free 20 minute phone consult. I can answer all your questions.
Contact me by clicking here.
I look forward to speaking with you soon.