Practitioner Profile – Laney Rosenzweig: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Developer of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
CEO of Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery (RCRR)
Author of Too Good to Be True; A Systematic Therapy Approach That Changes Lives
Laney Rosenzweig’s Bio:
Laney Rosenzweig is the Developer of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which she developed in 2008. She is CEO of Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery (RCRR).
Laney has been in the mental health field since 1989. She is busy training clinicians in the ART method and also continues to treat adults, children and families in her private practice. She now uses ART exclusively with its versatility which can treat many different problems and issues. Laney is licensed in both Connecticut and Florida.
Research on Accelerated Resolution Therapy has been conducted at the University of South Florida. Laney trained therapists in ART for the study. Results showed an average of just over three sessions to eliminate trauma in veterans with Post Traumatic Stress, and some cases were completed in one session.
According to Laney, why Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) works to improve mental health
What makes ART different, and so effective, is the focus on images and body sensations and not on cognitions. The cognitions will change naturally after the negative images are erased from view using the ART therapy techniques. The research shows that most traumas can be resolved between one and five sessions, with an average of 3 sessions. Often ART can eliminate trauma triggers for a single event trauma in one session.
ART takes advantage of what is called the “reconsolidation window.” With the aid of eye movements, thought by some to elicit some of the positive effects of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase of sleep, trauma images can be “erased” from view and re-scripted with positive images of the client’s choice with the ART protocol.
Because ART has a procedural approach, a client does not have to give details about their trauma and the therapist does not have to be traumatized by those details. Therapists refer to their second hand trauma as compassion fatigue; and using the ART protocol ART therapists find this is no longer an issue. What a win-win situation!
Important to remember is that the client will remember the facts, but those facts will not have any attached negative sensations or emotions. This is often achieved by the end of the first session. ART’s motto is “Keep the knowledge; lose the pain.”
Clients experience amazing changes after replacing negative images with positive images. A stroke victim with balance issues can now walk a straight line. A client with pain from their trauma, leaving with less or no pain after an ART session. After treating the trauma associated with dyslexia, clients say,” It’s like I just learned how to read!” as their brain makes new connections.
Clients wills often say “this is too good to be true” as the alarm bells in their brain that are triggering the over the top hyper-vigilance, now have returned to normal. The client has been re-set. Take out the bad images, put in better images and the brain returns to its normal state. Sounds too fast and too simple; but it works.
Thousands of therapists and psychiatrists in private practice and at clinics such as Walter Reed, Lone Survivor Foundation, Betty Ford, Ft, Hood, Ft. Stewart, The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHA), Walden Behavioral Health, and the Veterans Alternative gives veterans five sessions of ART at no cost.
Laney asks “Why keep people in pain any longer than necessary?” since ART works quickly.
Laney’s Resource Recommendations:
Laney’s book Too Good to Be True; A Systematic Therapy Approach That Changes Lives will be available soon.
Laney’s Web Site: www.ERASEtraumaNOW.com
Laney has a TEDx Talk on her web
Laney’s private practice number: 860 233-3523
Laney’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org