In providing the best treatment available for individuals struggling with addiction and trauma, Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) has incorporated rapid resolution therapy (RRT) into its therapeutic services. This makes us stand out as a Fort Pierce rehab center.
Clients admitted to FCR whose recovery is compromised by trauma will receive specialized trauma therapy delivered exclusively by Dr. Jon Connelly, the founder/developer of RRT. Rapid resolution therapy often takes as few as 1 to 3 sessions and is utilized to treat all types of trauma – whether it was a single incident or something that occurred on an ongoing basis.
RRT helps clients to permanently overcome the negative effects of trauma by eliminating the ongoing psychological suffering that stems from disturbing or painful experiences. Clients report that the best aspects of RRT are that treatment is painless and does not involve the re-experiencing of the traumatizing events.
What Is Rapid Resolution Therapy?
Rapid resolution therapy (RRT) is a form of psychotherapy that guides dysfunctional behavior through powerful stories, imagery, hypnosis, and communication. It’s a newer form of therapy.
For example, an RRT therapist may ask patients to lie back and close their eyes. Then, the RRT therapist may ask patients to picture themselves on a beach at night where the sky is lit with stars. The therapist will then likely use the sounds of the ocean to guide a patient into the right mindset to heal.
Dr. Jon Connelly is the creator of the form of psychotherapy known as rapid resolution therapy. In fact, Dr. Jon Connelly currently offers rapid resolution therapy himself at our Fort Pierce rehab center.
There are few addiction treatment centers that can say they practice a form of therapy that is as effective as rapid resolution therapy. Moreover, little to no addiction treatment centers can say that the person that created such an innovative and effective form of therapy performs it at their facility.
Thus, as it pertains to rapid resolution therapy, there is no better person to perform this form of psychotherapy on you than the person that created it, Dr. Jon Connelly. Hence, there is no better place to receive rapid resolution therapy treatment for trauma than Florida Center for Recovery.
The History Behind Rapid Resolution Therapy
Dr. Jon Connelly initially sought to aid those suffering from sexual violence. In his attempt, he created a non-profit group called Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence.
Through Dr. Connelly’s experiences working with people that have suffered from sexual trauma, he was able to create a program that worked for them. This program was rapid resolution therapy. After Dr. Connelly developed rapid resolution therapy, he documented it in his book, Life Changing Conversations: A Single Conversation Can Be A Life-Changing Event.
How Is Rapid Resolution Therapy Different Than Other Therapies?
The power of words can offer recovery. Also, the methodical arrangement of words can offer a lasting resolution to trauma. Thus, rapid resolution therapy is different from other therapies because it acts almost like a guided meditation. In doing so, it doesn’t harp on past traumatic experiences.
Trauma is the brain’s reaction to a distressing event. The event is so painful to an individual that it might cause a person to freeze up or have a panic attack.
The Different Types of Therapy Used to Treat Trauma
Rapid resolution therapy isn’t the only form of psychotherapy that people use to treat trauma. In fact, there are several different types of therapy that treat trauma. These types of therapy include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Accelerated resolution therapy (ART)
- Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
How Rapid Resolution Therapy Compares to Other Forms of Trauma Therapy
One patient of Dr. Jon Connelly once mentioned that she went to a form of talk therapy where the therapist kept asking her to relive her experience of sexual abuse. She went to many sessions with that therapist with no relief. She only relived the traumatic event over and over.
When that same patient received rapid resolution therapy, it finally taught her how to move forward. She wasn’t asked to go through what happened in detail in her RRT therapy session. The RRT doctor instead guided her recovery through powerful imagery.
It was not about what past traumatic event the woman experienced in RRT. Instead, it was about how to move past the event. The fact that RRT doesn’t harp on past traumatic events to get rid of trauma is what makes it unique from other therapies, in particular CBT and DDT.
Furthermore, a patient who decides to see a therapist who specializes in RRT only needs one to three sessions to treat him or her. This is much less than other therapies that may need up to 15 sessions to see any results.
How Our Fort Pierce Rehab Center Uses Rapid Resolution Therapy For Trauma
Our Fort Pierce rehab center knows that looking at addiction as a singular entity takes away from the bigger picture. We believe that every part of a person shows a complete diagnosis. Furthermore, we use RRT to help treat addiction and the trauma behind it.
Other Forms of Treatment That Therapists Often Use in Tandem With Addiction Treatment and Therapy
Addiction in itself is traumatic. Therefore, at FCR, we may choose to use other treatments in tandem with addiction treatment and therapy, such as:
- Medical detox
- Inpatient programs
- Family therapy
- Programs for pregnant women
- Nutrition therapy
- Exercise therapy
When addiction and a mental illness inhabit a person simultaneously, it’s called a co-occurring disorder. Another name for it is a dual diagnosis.
What makes Florida Center for Recovery different than any other Fort Pierce rehab center is that we use cutting-edge science (aka RRT) to root every single issue. From our experience, we’ve found that patients are likely to relapse if we don’t address every issue in this way.
Also, statistics back this up. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 40-60% of people who suffer from a substance abuse disorder relapse. One of the main causes is due to undiagnosed or misdiagnosed disorders.
For instance, a veteran has a drug addiction that they’ve developed due to the horrors they’ve seen during their time serving the country. They finally reach sobriety after hard work. Yet, something reminds them of the horrors of the past and they relapse. If the trauma is never treated, the addiction won’t resolve.
That’s why this Fort Pierce rehab center uses RRT. It soothes patients through imagery and a specific cadence. Combined, it targets trauma in a gentle, healing way. RRT tackles substance abuse disorders in a similar way.
The last thing we want is for a patient to relive a traumatic experience. Our Fort Pierce rehab center prevents this from occurring by curing addiction and trauma through holistic methods and psychotherapy.
Who Can Benefit From RRT At Fort Pierce Rehab Center?
First of all, if a person seeks help from an addiction treatment center it’s likely that person has a mental illness. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that there was a 50% chance of a mental health disorder in those with a substance abuse disorder. This is because people might seek out drugs and alcohol to mask the feelings of mental illness.
Furthermore, a traumatic event might make people seek out the option of using substances to help them forget for a little while. As a result, a misdiagnosed mental health disorder may go untreated for sessions upon sessions. After 15 CBT sessions, people might then turn to substances for relief.
RRT is different because it targets the subconscious. An RRT therapist can understand what they are dealing with after a few sessions. While RRT is tailored to fit individual mental health disorders, they can help several.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) happens as a result of a disturbing event. Those without this disorder have similar symptoms to those with it. A distressful event triggers a flight or fight response. Yet, over time, people that don’t suffer from PTSD will get over it. This is because the memory of the event becomes less stressful as time goes on.
On the other hand, a person with PTSD lives with the fight or flight response for a long period time. Therefore, a medical professional may diagnose an individual with PTSD if that person experiences maladaptive behaviors after a traumatic event for over a month. PTSD symptoms are categorized into four groups:
- Re-experiencing – flashbacks, vivid dreams, terrifying memories
- Avoidance – avoiding places and thoughts tied to the event
- Cognition and mood – memory loss of crucial parts of the traumatic event, memory loss in general, loss of interest in hobbies
- Arousal and reactivity – irritable, jumpy, or angry
A patient who suffers from drug dependency and PTSD can use RRT as a healing medium. RRT won’t go into deep detail of a traumatic event when treating a person with trauma. This allows the person being treated to process his or her feelings in a healthy way without reliving the trauma.
Anxiety is another mental illness that triggers a fight or flight response. However, it is different because it isn’t necessarily related to a specific event that happened in the past. Someone has an anxiety disorder if they have intense feelings of stress for six months or more. Our Fort Pierce rehab center specializes in patients with anxiety.
For instance, a person may be stressed about a final exam that is six months away. Tests can be stressful. Yet, if the anxiety from it results in lost sleep, panic attacks, and an inability to focus, it’s most likely an anxiety disorder. Basically, with anxiety, the level of stress doesn’t match with the problem (or lack thereof) at hand.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes someone to feel constantly sad, angry, and numb. A person might feel each feeling individually, or all at the same time. Like anxiety, the reaction to issues is disproportionate to the situation. Depression is a serious illness that can end in suicide.
RRT can help those with depression and addiction because it works with the subconscious. Often people with depression can’t put their finger on what’s wrong. What makes RRT so effective is that it doesn’t need to get to the root of the issue per se. It solves the problem without dozens of sessions that focus on the past.
Our Fort Pierce Rehab Center Offers Rapid Resolution Therapy For Effective Recovery
When a person suffers from a traumatic experience, he or she doesn’t ask: what is rapid resolution therapy? Instead, that person asks for anything that can help. In many cases, the struggle to maintain one’s sanity results in a substance use disorder.
Our Fort Pierce rehab center gives patients like these a cost-effective, powerful treatment through rapid resolution therapy. Contact us now if you or a loved one need to banish addiction and trauma permanently.