Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART): ART is an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma, stress, and mental health disorders. ART has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, and post-traumatic stress. Results can be seen as soon as 1-5 sessions. ART and uses bi lateral stimulation to facilitate visualization techniques focused on helping reduce distress from traumatic memories and negative images that are connected with emotional and physical reactions. The goal of this somatic approach is to reprogram where distressing memories are stored in the brain, and support the nervous system in feeling a greater sense of safety. ART does not require clients to verbally share or verbally recount their traumatic experience with their therapist. Fear of sharing and pressure to verbally process details of traumatic events often keep clients from working through traumatic events. Because ART uses guided visualization vs. verbal processing, the process allows clients to verbally share only what they feel comfortable with. This process is client led and uses grounding techniques throughout to support clients in feeling safe. Client's typically leave a ART session in a neutral to calm state.
You can find more information on ART here: https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/
Somatic Experiential Play Therapy: SE play therapy is an evidenced-based trauma processing model for children incorporating one of children's most important resources, PLAY. Children project their feelings and experiences onto the play materials, creating psychological distance from which to explore traumatic content. This allows the child to externalize their story, where it can then be better understood and reworked therapeutically, creating a sense of mastery and empowerment. SE Play Therapy taps deep into the child's midbrain, accessing the self-healing parts, creating connection between their body, emotions and cognitions.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET): NET is a technique used to help identify and let go of stuck mind-body stress patterns. This tool helps to resolve stubborn or recurring problems by finding neurological imbalances related to the physiology of the unresolved stress. NET takes a true mind/body approach, acknowledging and addressing the stress and trauma that is not only held in our mind, but also our body.
Brainspotting (BSP): Brainspotting is a powerful, yet gentle trauma treatment based in neuroscience, resourcing, resiliency and mindfulness. It works by identifying, processing and releasing neurophysiological pain stored deep in our midbrain, a place traditional talk therapy can’t access. When left unresolved, these core conflicts can cause a variety of symptoms, including emotional pain, anxiety, depression, attention issues (ADHD), anger issues, phobias, substance abuse, chronic fatigue and pain, disordered eating and performance challenges and creativity ‘blocks’. BSP uses “brain spots”, eye positions that correlate to these negative energy spots deep in our brain that hold painful traumas and stressors and taps into the body’s innate wisdom and ability self-heal, releasing and reprocessing them. BSP can be used to find and strengthen resources, as well as enhance positive feelings and body sensations. The result being a gentle, yet powerful approach that is client-led, contained within the window of tolerance, and resulting in harmony between mind and body. It can be used across the lifespan, from young children to seniors.
At Be Well, we offer multiple treatment modalities to target symptoms of traumatic stress for all ages. Traumatic stress can have lasting negative effects on our wellbeing. Using treatment modalities specifically developed for treating trauma, we work on reducing symptoms of traumatic stress, improve coping, and increase resiliency. Therapy sessions are offered in person in Stillwater, MN or through telehealth (virtual video sessions).