A.R.T. Therapy In Calgary and Cochrane

What is (A.R.T.) Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and other behaviours that interfere with individual well-being and hinder someone’s ability to deal with stress. The patient gets directed by the therapist to visualise a distressing event which then helps the patient process associated bodily sensations. The new rescripted image helps eliminate the resistant memory and patients do not have to relive traumatizing memories.

Who Can Benefit from A.R.T.?

A.R.T.  is proven to work with all ages. 

Young children experienced traumatizing events, illness, death, separation, and accidents. Adults who experienced trauma from early childhood and at different stages in their lives will also be able to process the trauma separately or collectively and replace the traumatizing events with positive images by erasing the traumatizing events and replacing them with positive images.

How Many A.R.T. Sessions Are Needed?

The number of sessions varies among patients based on their experiences and the severity of their trauma. In general, 5-6 sessions maximum but people often report feeling lighter and happier after one session. In many cases, blocked memories would surface after processing some traumatizing events. In such cases, individuals would continue to process their trauma until negative memories are replaced.