How ART Works
ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. ART works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART accomplishes this through the use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming. Although techniques similar to these are used in other types of therapies, ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. ART combines long respected, sound treatment practices with safe and effective methods validated by current scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida.
ARTherapy is an often-used acronym when referring to actual treatment. For your questions, email ARTherapy2010@aol.com or visit our Contact page.
Therapy approaches used in ART are informed by
Exposure Therapy (including imaginal, narrative and in-vivo)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Imagery Re-scripting (used in many cognitive therapies)
Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
Core Techniques of ART
ART utilizes the core techniques of evidence-based PTSD treatment recognized by national organizations as well as the DoD and VA. ART incorporates a combination of techniques in a very unique and specific way.