Rapid Resolution Therapy
Are You Stuck in Painful Memories, Harmful Patterns or Negative Beliefs About Yourself and the World?
Are you struggling with the after-effects of trauma, such as childhood neglect or abuse, assault, an accident or another physically, emotionally and mentally distressing event? Or, are you experiencing anger, shame, guilt, fear and alarming memories, but you can’t explain why? Are anxiety, panic, phobias and stress interrupting your ability to engage in the present moment and feel at ease? Maybe you are facing issues in your familial, friendly or romantic relationships, such as divorce or separation, an infidelity, disconnection, lack of trust, communication challenges or loneliness. If you have recently experienced the loss of a relationship, job or loved one, you may feel overwhelmed by grief and unable to believe that life can have meaning again. Perhaps you are binge eating, restricting calories or over-exercising, even though you worry about the impact that disordered eating can have on the body.
Traumatic, intense or challenging experiences can linger for years or decades, manifesting in ways we don’t expect or struggle to recognize. Maybe you face two or more of these issues at once, along with other difficult emotions or challenges, including low self-esteem, negative self-talk or compulsive habits. Or, you might just feel bad without knowing why. Does it seem as though nothing has helped you find lasting relief – not even traditional talk therapy? Do you wish you could find an effective, efficient way to feel more empowered, relaxed and uplifted?
Trauma Can Present in Surprising Ways
If you are struggling with hurt, confusion and exhaustion, you are not alone. Sometimes, the after-effects of trauma can make us feel paralyzed, worthless or hopeless and prevent us from living the life we want. You might feel as though this is just the way you are, or just the way life goes for you. But, it doesn’t have to be. Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) works with both the conscious and sub-conscious mind to resolve painful experiences completely, allowing you the freedom to move forward with self-assurance and reclaim your life.
Rapid Resolution Therapy is an innovative, holistic approach to treating relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, compulsive disorders and – especially – trauma. Traumatic events can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, in both the short-term and the long-term. Often, the brain cannot process significant trauma on its own. Although your traumatic experience is over – perhaps so far in the past that you don’t now recognize it as trauma – and your conscious mind might know it is no longer happening, your unconscious mind may be stuck in the distressing sensations, images and emotions you experienced in the past, and it may still seem as though they are happening. For example, if you were neglected as a child, you may consciously recognize that you now can create safety and stability in your life. However, if you have not fully processed the trauma of neglect, it may be stuck in your unconscious mind, making you feel very real feelings of uncertainty, fear, loneliness or the desire to please others. Similarly, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, anger issues and relationship challenges are just some of the many ways that past traumas might be appearing in your life today.
Regardless of what you are going through or how you feel today, there is hope to discover a new sense of overall wellbeing and freedom. With the help of an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate therapist, you can process past trauma and feel equipped to engage with a brighter future, without dwelling in the pain of the past.
Rapid Resolution Therapy Can Bring You Immediate, Long-Term Relief
In sessions, I will work to build a trusting, connected therapeutic relationship so you can feel supported and understood. Then, I will engage you in a series of relaxation techniques that address both the conscious and unconscious mind. When you are relaxed and present in the session, it becomes easier to work on issues on a deeper level and find resolution. RRT involves storytelling and narratives, rich with visual imagery that connects to various parts of the mind. These sorts of narratives can help your brain receive and process information in a new, uplifting ways. Enjoyable, engaging guided imagery is another significant component of RRT.
Are You Struggling With Difficult Emotions, Thoughts and Memories?
Have you experienced something traumatic and are now plagued with flashbacks, fear and a sense that the event was your fault?
Maybe you are encountering issues and conflict in your career or relationships. You might find that you can’t trust others or allow yourself to be open and vulnerable in relationships. Or, maybe you rely on your loved ones too much, and this codependency is straining your relationships and diminishing your self-esteem. Perhaps you are struggling with substance abuse, addictions or an eating disorder, and although your compulsive behaviors lead to temporary relief, you worry that you are broken in some way. Do you feel as though your emotions are out of your control, especially if you can’t stop yourself from shutting down or lashing out? Do you wish you could feel more comfortable around others and better equipped to handle internal and external struggles?
Living with the aftereffects of trauma can be an isolating, confusing and overwhelming experience. You may feel very lonely and wonder why everyone else seems able to form the kinds of lasting, healthy relationships that elude you. Perhaps your emotions alarm you, and you sometimes find yourself exploding in anger, which only does further damage to your relationships or career. Even if know that you suffered a trauma in your life, you still might question if trauma is the source of your current issues, especially if it occurred a long time ago. You also might wonder if this is just the way life is and question if it is even possible to find relief.
Trauma therapy can help you resolve the pain of the past.
You don’t have to feel isolated, alone and stuck anymore.
I invite you to call me at 281-693-1455 for a free, 15-minute phone consultation.
You can ask me any questions you may have about trauma therapy and my practice.
Are Food, Weight and Body Image Issues Controlling
- Do you feel stressed and dissatisfied about your weight and body-image?
- Do you find yourself binge eating, restricting your calories, exercising or purging?
- Has food become an obsession that intrudes on your ability to engage in important activities, relationships or experiences, even when you wish to feel present and relaxed?
Maybe you avoid gatherings or events because you worry about what food will be present or what people might think about your body. You may try everything and work very hard to achieve your ideal weight, but end up feeling frustrated, ashamed or angry when your goals seem beyond your reach. Perhaps your friends, family members or co-workers have negatively commented on your weight, which reinforces your damaging belief that you’re not good enough and causes feelings of humiliation and resentment. Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed and wish your weight did not define you? Or, does it sometimes seem as though your weight is the only thing that makes you special? Do you wish you could let go of your obsession with food and feel free to live a more productive, satisfying and balanced life?
Struggling with constant thoughts about food, calories and your body can be a frustrating, isolating and anxious experience. Maybe you haven’t resolved distressing emotions from a past trauma and feel irritable and on-edge, unable to feel at ease or comfortable in your own skin. Maybe you only achieve momentary relief when you refuse eating, binge or purge. Perhaps you have begun to feel guilty about the long-term consequences that your body is enduring, especially if you are experiencing heart palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, high or low blood pressure, digestion issues or other symptoms of weight loss or weight gain, which may be very alarming and scary to deal with. You might feel overwhelmed by stressors in your life and turn to food or restriction in order to feel a sense of control. Maybe you wish you could just live one day without constant thoughts about weight, food, calories and exercise. You may feel torn between a desire to free yourself from your eating disorder and a fear about what confronting your challenges might mean.
No matter how helpless and hopeless you may feel today, change is possible.
I invite you to call me at 281-693-1455 for a free, 15-minute phone consultation.
Types of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders—such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders—include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for men and women.
Knowing the factors that contribute to eating disorders, and learning about the various types of disorders can help you understand yourself and your behaviors, so that you can begin to heal!
Anorexia is not simply a refusal to eat.
- Preceded by very strict dieting and weight loss
- Distorted image of one's body weight, size, or shape
- Lack of self-care
- Extreme guilt and low self worth
- Fear of the demand of adulthood.
- Low self-esteem or confidence
- Refusal to maintain a normal body weight
- Social difficulties
- Problem with separation and individuation
- May restrict other parts of their lives, such as relationships and social activities.
With bulimia there is a preoccupation with shape, weight, and body image as a source self-esteem.
Additional indicators are:
- Feeling out of control in other areas of their lives.
- In addition to food, they may spend money excessively, abuse drugs or alcohol, or engage in chaotic relationships.
- Exhibits impulsive behavior, moodiness and depression.
The key difference between binge eating and conscious overindulgence is the distinctive feeling that the food is more powerful than you.
Binge eating involves:
- Consuming large amounts of food even though you are not physically hungry
- Eating more rapidly than normal
- Eating until you are uncomfortably full
- Eating alone or in secret
- Feeling disconnected during a binging episode (also referred to as a “zombie” feeling)
- Feeling disgusted, depressed, and/or guilty after overeating