what's ART like?
First, it's important to know that you will be in total control of the therapy.
These sessions are very similar to a typical individual therapy session, just with an added technique. We can often resolve one issue fully in just one session, but a course of up to 5 sessions may be recommended.
Your therapist will ask you to rate the intensity of your emotions when you think of your "problem" and will then engage you in a series of eye movements while you're thinking about a problem just like you're watching a movie. We will regularly check in with you in between "sets" of eye movements and ask you to describe what you experience in your body.
Your therapist may ask you a direct question that you can focus on while using eye movements; you may be better able to answer questions while using ART’s eye movements because they increase your ability to solve problems.
keep the knowledge.
lose the pain.
the best parts of art:
You can't do it wrong! The eye movements tend to relax you and they allow your brain to do the work.
You don't have to share out loud any of the disturbing parts of your "problem." You will simply show your brain the "problem" in pictures, and let it roll from there.
Using ART interventions, clients replace negative images or "snapshots" with positive images. Subsequently, when clients think about their problems, it is the new, positive images they recall!
Even the most anxious clients often report that once they get the hang of the eye movements, they become calmer!
Our clients leave our ART sessions in Arizona feeling like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders.