Brief Targeted Therapy
on Orcas Island
Michael Elder, MFT
Certified Trauma Specialist


Initially tested on Vietnam veterans and rape victims, this is a fast and relatively painless way of taking trauma out of even the most horrific memories.

It helps to have a clearly identified past incident, but a fragment of memory, or pattern of reacting inappropriately to the same, seemingly benign, stimulus can be used as a starting point.

While no homework is assigned, research shows continued positive change in the client for a week or two after a session. Once the trauma has been taken out of the old memories, it becomes easier to take in new information and develop new patterns of behavior.

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