ART Testimonials from local participants

Accelerated Resolution Therapy was created specifically for Veterans and First Responders.  One of the most powerful differences with ART versus other therapy approaches is that ART does not require you to tell your story.  The participate does not have to disclose any details about their scene, struggles, actions, or lack of actions if they so choose.  This fact alone continues to be a major motivator for many individuals with moral injury. 

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- Special Forces, 56
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I didn't have any expectation that ART would do anything, I've already done every counseling suggested.  Before ART, I would black out and get physical when I was angry.  But now I pause, think, and have  control.  It's so weird!

                        -Army Vet, 32

                         

It sounds crazy, but you can rewrite the script so the ‘movie’ is more enjoyable.  Triggers are no longer triggers.

​       - Special Forces, 56

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  • * “I have experienced some really rough situations in my life, both in and out of the military.  As a former Army Ranger, I believed myself capable of accomplishing any task.  However, sorting out my personal pains and feelings wasn’t on the training schedule. I’ve struggled for years with all kinds of demons, hoping at best to just keep them at bay.  I was introduced to a form of therapy known as ART.  This therapy has equipped me with tools and insight to really deal with these demons once and for all.  I’m no longer hiding or worse yet, drowning my problems with alcohol.  I’m facing them!”  - Army Ranger, 38

  • "I've had Palmar Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the hands and feet) as long as I can remember.  I tried medications when I was younger but that wasn't an option in the Army.  In my first ART session processing an intense scene, I realized my hands were completely dry for the first time.  I had to buy hand lotion because they stayed dry.  I guess trauma really is stored in the body's cells".  -Army Veteran

  • "I had gone to therapy over 20 years ago (on and off) and was left with the disappointing conclusion that I was basically 'programmed'.  Fast forward 20 years to my A.R.T. session, the 'reprogramming' (my word, not yours) has simply been a life changing event for me that has relieved me of my constantly depressed state. I no longer have a daily reminder in my mind that allows those events to control my life. I simply no longer feel depressed and burdened by those events and memories. Of course they happened and existed but my mind no longer dwells upon them as a constant negative reminder."  - Air Force, 57

  • "I had nightmares for years.  After one session, I have had one nightmare in the last 8 months.  This treatment has saved my life."  - David, 43

  • “I first came to therapy to work through trauma I experienced 42 years prior. I was very skeptical. I doubted anything could help me find the peace I was looking for. […] one session of this therapy has helped me to no longer stay a participant in “my story”.  I now am able to view these series of events that happened so many years ago as though I’m watching a TV show.  I now find it possible to talk about it without a negative physical reaction. I would recommend ART to anyone dealing with a traumatic episode from their past that prevents them from moving forward.”  - Scott (54)

 

  • “I had flashbacks and cried every day since the event one year ago.  During the session, I felt peace for the first time since I was held captive.  I haven’t cried or had a flashback since my first ART session.”  - Brianna (26)

  • “I went into ART with zero expectations, but a willingness to try a technique that would help identify triggers, develop management techniques, and reduce my anxiety.  The immediate relief I felt after the session was enough for me to believe in its effectiveness; I felt as if a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. The physical tension in my back, shoulders, and hips had diminished.  Identifying the physical indicators of my anxiety was critical to my growth and moreover, being able to diffuse the physical reaction enabled me to control my anxiety, rather than my anxiety controlling me. In the months to follow, I’ve had the most peaceful, empowering feeling knowing that I am simply living my life without the worry of trying to control the uncontrollable.”   - Elissa (34)

...I’ve struggled for years with all kinds of demons, hoping at best to just keep them at bay.  I was introduced to a form of therapy known as ART...  I’m no longer hiding or worse yet, drowning my problems with alcohol.  I’m facing them!

​             - Army Ranger, 38

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