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.

Hourly Therapy

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.

Remote Therapy

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.

Client's Have Access Anytime

A person with a private account will have access  to do their 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 to finish the new recalled stories.

The ability to continue to do externalized dialogue 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 ITR 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.

Written or Video Externalized Dialogue

Externalized dialogues are 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 dialogue.  It is important to see the “parts” are in the same person as the true self.

Re-Presentation and Integration

Many clients will enjoy doing their own re-presentation.  It is powerful 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.