Trauma can be understood as the emotional response someone has to a negative event or series of events. While trauma is a normal reaction to a negative event, the effects can interfere with an individual’s ability to live a normal life. In some situations, help may be needed to treat the stress and reactions caused by the traumatic event and to help restore someone to a state of emotional well-being. Sometimes people do not know if they have trauma because an event could have occurred several years ago and the person has not made the connections to some of the signs and symptoms of trauma.
Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a model of therapy that is scientifically based and is proven to help reduce the impact of trauma and find clarity to different experiences and situations an individual faces.
TIR is a client-centred approach to guiding clients in addressing and releasing unwanted emotional or behavioural after-effects of traumatic incidents – grief and loss, accidents, injuries, illness, domestic violence and other painful life experiences.
How is TIR different from traditional therapy?
A trained TIR facilitator:
- selects and applies the TIR techniques, according to a client’s identified issue(s)
- enables the client to successfully confront these issues and discover their own insights and truths
- refrains from diagnosing, evaluating, judging, labelling, or advising
- facilitates each session to a successful conclusion rather than by the clock
If you would like to explore how trauma has effected your life and wanting clarity from it, please contact me.