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Rapid Trauma Resolution

What is Rapid Trauma Resolution (RTR) and how does it work?


Developed by Dr. Jon Connelly, a licensed clinical social worker, RTR quickly and painlessly eliminates the effects of traumatic events using dynamic multilevel communication.  Stories, guided symbolic imagery, and other conversational and formal hypnotic tools are used to reach and reorganize the different facets of the mind. RTR resolves the root cause of traumatic issues and replaces negative patterns with positive actions. If you are looking to find clarity and peace of mind for issues or memories you find troubling, Rapid Trauma Resolution can make an incredible difference. You can achieve significant results a single session, and unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and feelings usually continue to clear up following the session. Depending on complexity and history, some clients may need up to 3 or 4 sessions for complete and lasting resolution. Learn more about RTR from the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy.


RTR gets results as it:

• Engages all facets of the mind with profound connection using precise multi-level communication

• Opens a safe channel to the subconscious for positive change that lasts

• Exposes and eliminates unconscious conflicts blocking desired change

• Pinpoints the exact events needing to be cleared so that desired change(s) occur automatically

• Eliminates the effect of traumatic events even if they have been repressed or forgotten

• Promotes healing

• Stops self-destructive behavioral patterns

• Resolves multiple traumas in a single session

• Transforms your attitude, emotions, behavior, beliefs, expectations and perceived identity in a way so your life can once again be joyful and productive!


The goal is simple: to improve the quality of your life as quickly, permanently and painlessly as possible.


What do I mean by trauma?

Trauma can be an underlying cause for many of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that trouble or hinder us.  Trauma is really anything continuing to have a negative effect on a person, even though the actual thing that was disturbing is no longer around, happening, or in existence.  It can range from something that was tragic and dramatic, isolated or repetitive, like rape, torture, or abuse, to any experience that was upsetting—even being made to spit your gum out by a teacher in front of the whole class at a young age.  It can be something a person is aware of (meaning that he or she remembers it consciously) or an event he/she may not consciously remember but that is still continuing to have an effect on his or her life in some way.

When there is lingering traumatic effects, the mind protectively scans for things that may have structural similarity—although no logical connection—to the original event. For example,  a combat veteran may instinctively hit the floor when he hears a firecracker, even on Fourth of July, because his mind associates the noise with gun shots.  A grown woman may feel slightly uncomfortable, without understanding why, every time she is around a certain coworker because his voice structure or body language bears some similarity to that of a bully’s who picked on her everyday in the fifth grade.

Trauma often results in “stuckness”: an inability to live fully present, move forward, or to successfully change your feelings, thoughts or behaviors and respond appropriately and proportionately to present or future events. RTR allows the mind to be organized and optimized. There are dramatic improvements in feelings and clarity of thought immediately, which improve or change desired behaviors.

If you are interested in Rapid Trauma Resolution Therapy and you’re looking for effective hypnotherapy in the Seattle area and are ready to get results, click here to book your session now or contact me by calling 206-552-8374 if you have any questions before getting started.

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