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Effective Trauma Therapy

The Instinctual Trauma ResponseMethod

You do not have to relive your trauma in order to heal from it.

It is important to note that there are a wide variety of trauma therapy techniques, and not all of them involve bringing up details of traumatic events. Dr. Marvin utilizes one of these: The Instinctual Trauma Response™ method. Most all other methods of trauma therapy, including EMDR, CPT, PE, involve the visualizing of past traumatic memories in order to process and integrate them. But, this is not the best method for everyone.

The Instinctual Trauma Response™ method is an evidence-supported method that focuses on treating the roots of trauma rather than the symptoms. The method was developed by Dr. Lou Tinnin, psychiatrist and Dr. Linda Gantt, art therapist, after over 30 years of clinical experience with people coping with all kinds of trauma. The ITR™ method recodes traumatic memory from the right brain format to the left brain format, ending or greatly reducing triggers and symptoms.

The ITR™ method gives traumatic memories order, verbal coding, historical context, and an objective, third person view that protects the person from re-experiencing the trauma and fosters their capacity for empathy for themselves and others. The client feels the event is finally over and in the past. Many clients say that the ITR™ method radically changed their lives, and therapists often say it’s the only trauma treatment they have seen that really works.

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