Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Many individuals seeking help for trauma may be overwhelmed with options when choosing the right kind of treatment to address their individual needs. However, it is crucial to know that there are numerous kinds of treatment approaches to help you recover. The best facilities that provide multiple treatment methods are the ones that will give you the best chance at recovery and at Sabino we do precisely that.

We use various treatment methods and processes to address each person’s individual needs. We do this because we believe that making treatment personal and unique for our clients creates an impactful healing process. To continuously expand our offerings for different recovery options, we are constantly applying proven treatment methods that arise in the Neurotherapy field to our program. One type of psychotherapy that has shown positive results is Accelerated Resolution Therapy

What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy?

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a therapeutic approach that seeks to reduce the effects of trauma and psychological stressors. What’s unique about this therapy method is that, for many, it is time-efficient. ART requires fewer sessions than other conventional therapies, usually around one to five sessions. As a result, ART can do what other therapy methods would take months to accomplish in a short amount of time. In this short period, ART helps a person heal symptoms of trauma and stress-induced memories.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy treats a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Sleep Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Grief
  • Panic Attacks

ART can be beneficial for many different reasons, no matter the condition or how severely it impacts a person’s life.

Why is Accelerated Resolution Therapy at Sabino Recovery Right For You?

At Sabino Recovery, we want what is best for you and to give you the ultimate level of care that is needed for your recovery. No matter how long the process is or how short the sessions are, we want to focus on treatment that is effective. At our facility, we offer ART because we have seen our residents find success in long-term recovery because of it. Our counselors and therapists have been trained to practice this method and understand the processes so they can address your unique recovery needs through ART.

We use all the capabilities that ART has to offer to provide the necessary treatment for our clients to be successful in recovery. We can address what you want to get out of ART using our resources to ensure you achieve positive results in your recovery journey. Because ART allows the client to lead each session with guidance from the therapist, it’s very much aligned with what our mission has always been: you

How Does Accelerated Resolution Therapy Work?

ART is unique due to its impact on your neurochemistry. It reworks the brain to help someone recover from trauma or addiction. 

ART uses elements of several therapeutic modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (BPT). From these modalities, ART uses rapid eye movement, exposure, imagery rescripting, and guided imagery. These methods help ART therapists change how stress-inducing images are stored in the brain, reducing their physical and emotional effects. The different elements incorporated into ART also help to make the experience personal for the client.

Although ART has similarities with other treatment modalities, several aspects of ART make it a unique therapy, including: 

  • Specific and Efficient: The methods used in ART make for a quick and efficient therapy. The techniques incorporated into sessions are structured to provide quick relief of symptoms as they arise. ART is designed to be delivered in one to five sessions, each around 60 to 75 minutes long, throughout a two-week period. 
  • Direct and Interactive: Therapists encourage ART participants to recall traumatic memories and use CBT techniques to guide the triggered response. In ART sessions, the therapist will reduce any physiological distress accompanying traumatic memories by instructing the person to pause the recall processing. As a memory is recalled, the therapist helps clients shift the memory to something more positive through imagery rescripting. 
  • Voluntary Memory Replacement: ART helps clients change the feelings associated with traumatic memories. This type of image rescripting is called voluntary memory/image replacement. Clients are encouraged to replace the traumatic memory with a more positive one of their own imagining. They may recall the details of the trauma but no longer feel the same physical, emotional, or visceral response.

Why the Patient is Key to a Successful Accelerated Resolution Therapy Session

ART sessions are different from any other known therapy method because the resident determines how each session will go. The therapist is there to act as a guide to help the individual navigate their feelings, negative memories, and the direction the session will take. They will provide assistance using the previously mentioned techniques along the way. 

Comfortability and trust are essentials for a successful ART session. Therefore, the therapist should be sure of the resident’s needs and level of comfort. It can be difficult for them to remind themselves of past traumas, recognize addictions, and revisit bad memories, so it’s good for them to know that the therapist is equipped to guide them through the session according to their individual needs.

At Sabino Recovery, we understand what it takes to facilitate a successful ART session, and our trained therapists are always at the client’s disposal to provide help. We want what is best for them, and we give it our all to provide comfortable, safe, and effective therapy sessions for each and every client.