Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Dr. Deborah Gilmour PSY.D. R.N. B.S.N. C.H.T

ART has been used to treat adults and children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, sexual abuse trauma, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, grief and job or relationship issues.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

About Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Imagine, if you can, what it feels like to carry a terrible burden for years and then suddenly to let it go — years of trauma gone in a flash — during a single session with a therapist. You give the therapist a look of disbelief, but you have just experienced this amazing relief. That this can happen may seem unbelievable, but it does happen consistently with the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

ART has been used to treat adults and children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, sexual abuse trauma, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, grief and job or relationship issues. ART reprograms the brain and makes positive changes for these conditions. The limits of ART have yet to be explored. Contact Dr Gilmour today to find out more…

Known as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), this groundbreaking, drug-free, new technique of rapid emotional healing is transcending long-term conventional psychotherapy by bringing amazing relief for firefighters, police officers, military personnel, emergency medical technicians, and other front liners from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including depression, nightmares, anxiety, insomnia, hyper-vigilance, etc. 

Certified ART practitioner, Dr. Deborah Gilmour, a neuropsychologist and specialist in disaster and post-war counseling, explains, “ART has dramatically helped my patients by virtually eliminating negative memories in their brains so the images can no longer be accessed, a process called Voluntary Image Replacement (VIR). Quite simply, once the problem images and emotional attachments to them are gone, so are the problem symptoms.” ART is effective for a wide range of emotional trauma including PTSD, panic attacks, phobias, abuse, and other debilitating issues in adults and children.

This innovative eye movement therapy seeks to mimic rapid eye moment, (REM) occurring during the deepest part of sleep. Eye movements are thought to be conducive to sorting out problems quickly through increasing the integration of activities in the left and right sides of the brain. “While the process is quick, it is powerful. Only a certified, seasoned professional skilled in ART should be conducting such a specialized treatment,” adds Dr. Gilmour, who is one of only about 100 certified ART practitioners in the United States. 

In fact, ART has proven so effective that this past February, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke of ART as one of the most successful, life-changing therapies being utilized by the US government to treat our returning war veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom are suffering from the debilitating effects of PTSD. With over 400,000 cases of PTSD reported each year among military personnel, the US Army has an intensive study of ART underway, and is reporting positive results in patient after patient in only one or two sessions.

The case studies of ART relieving symptoms of PTSD for front liners are many, says Dr. Gilmour. “ART is the reason a firefighter can now go through life without the constant, horrific memories of the World Trade Center on 9-11 that had destroyed his ability to live a normal life. It’s why a police officer, who suffered for years with PTSD-related insomnia and anxiety, was able to fall asleep “five minutes after his head hit the pillow” for the first time after experiencing only 45 minutes of ART.” Also, Dr. Gilmour adds, “I recently helped a 40-something woman whose haunting memories from her frequent witness to terrible trauma led her to years of functional alcoholism. In only a couple of hours, we were able to eradicate the memories and emotional attachments that so deeply affected her. The smile that lit up her face when she left my office was unforgettable, and she has continued to soar in confidence and self-worth both in her relationships and work, with no desire to self-medicate her private pain away — the “pain” has been removed .”

“The stresses and traumas that you experience daily as front liners have no counterpart in the civilian world,” says Dr. Gilmour, who was a trauma nurse for many years in Miami, Florida. “It’s hard to admit them even to yourself. Where do you turn? For many men and women in uniform who truly want relief from their PTSD symptoms, Accelerated Resolution Therapy may be the answer. Just a couple of hours may make all the difference in the world.”

For more information regarding Dr. Gilmour or to make an appointment to see if ART is right for you, contact Dr. Gilmour today.

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