Trauma is treatable. Anytime. Anywhere.
Help for Trauma App was designed by Dr. Lou Tinnin and Dr. Linda Gantt to bring the Instinctual Trauma Response™ (ITR) method to assist the therapist who wants to use the ITR method to help their clients but are limited with time. Dr Lou and Linda believe individuals who may have a short history of trauma such as preverbal trauma or strong thoughts/voices and no skilled therapist to work with would benefit greatly using the Help For Trauma web/app on their own with a compassionate witness.
Therapists who have time constraints in their setting will often book 2-3 hour sessions to do trauma processing more efficiently, but sometimes this is not possible. The Help For Trauma(HFT) Web/App can be very useful to help a client move faster through necessary trauma processing. Your client may be able to do certain tasks at home in between sessions. You may have some clients more comfortable using a device. You may only wish to do the ITR method every once in awhile with a client and it is easier to have the steps on the app guide you along. The HFT web/app offers many options to you as a tool in your practice.
These days many therapists and clients are enjoying the ability to do remote therapy. The HelpForTrauma(HFT) web/app is a great tool for doing ITR trauma processing remotely. The therapist and client can screen share with the preferred platform and do the steps to move through traumas with a guided program. A client can do work in between sessions and the therapist will be able to access the work at any time. This will be essential if the situation is such that a client or therapist can only connect via the phone or internet.
Clients Have Access Anytime
A person with a private account will have access to do their trauma resolution work anytime as long as they have internet access. This will be very helpful if they recall events after therapy. The HFT web/app will give them the opportunity to have a guided program through the Graphic Narrative™ process to finish the new recalled stories. Most already know the process from work with an ITR Specialist or they can learn with the videos provided.
The ability to continue to do the Externalized Dialogue procedure is key to long lasting results after trauma processing and the HFT web/app will hold the written or video dialogues as long as a person wants them. All work will remain on the secured private account for future reference until it is deleted (shredded). Certain sections can also be downloaded or printed.
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Art-Informed Therapy Techniques
The Instinctual Trauma Response™ method is considered art-informed therapy. Much of the process includes drawing images and many people enjoy doing this on a device. The opportunity to use advanced techniques including drawing tools, text options and photos makes this web/app a favorite for some populations. People can do their own work with ultimate privacy if need be. We recommend ITR™ Specialists help those with CPTSD or other more comlicated histories if possible.
Written or Video Externalized Dialogue
The Externalized Dialogue™ procedure is essential to the ITR™ process and important to use as a lifelong tool to keep the benefits long term. Many people with DID can get an extra benefit by using the video version of the dialogue. It is powerful and encouraging to see the “parts” are in the same person as the true self.
Re-Presentation and Integration
Many clients will enjoy doing their own Graphiv Narrative™ process. It is impressive for them to tell the story in the past tense and to hear it back in their own voice. It helps to integrate the story and “recode” the whole brain to know it is over. The trick is to always tell the story back in the past tense. It helps to call yourself by age; “8 year old Sue"