TRAUMATIC INCIDENT REDUCTION (TIR) FOR IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH & WELL BEING
Comparing TIR to cleaning out a drawer…
If you were wanting to clean out a drawer really thoroughly, you would want to do it the TIR way.
We would decide ‘this’ is the drawer to focus on.
Every little item in there would be taken out.
Systematically. Looking at everything in the drawer for as little or as long as you require and desire.
Maybe an item in the drawer reminds you of something you haven’t thought about in years.
You may say “How did that get in there?”, or “I didn’t even remember I had this anymore.”, or “Oh, I was wondering where this little do-dad I needed was.”
One item in this drawer may be the missing piece for an item in another drawer you have been wanting to fix.
Then we would clear it out completely.
The drawer would be wiped clean, organized, settled…allowing you to feel at peace with the thorough job that was accomplished.
Then you could move forward knowing you are done with this drawer, giving you time and energy to move onto the next drawer or project, or to know that you are done for now.
It feels so good to clean it out.
Clarity. A feeling of lightness. A sense of accomplishment.
Ok, maybe one little drawer might now have this MUCH of an impact but you get the picture. Although, I have had this feeling from even one little drawer…imagine clearing up the drawers of your life.
How does cleaning out a drawer relate to Traumatic Incident Reduction??
Much like a chest of drawers that are filled with things, we have various compartments of things that are on our mind. We have our own chest of drawers of things to resolve…one drawer is filled with a childhood parent issue that still lingers today; another drawer is self esteem and some body image stuff; another drawer is packed with a death of a beloved pet; the bottom little drawer is of a fear that holds you back from participating in an activity you would enjoy… These drawers are weighing us down. We aren’t living our best life because of the ‘junk’ in our drawers. What we don’t realize is that many of these drawers are connected. Sometimes when we ‘clean out’ one drawer, two other drawers become less packed because they were connected at a deeper level.
With TIR, you are usually coming to a facilitator with something specific in mind… or it could be a multitude of things and you aren’t sure where to begin. After some discussion, you will be able to choose the item most on your mind that you would like to focus on. From there, we do a thorough ‘cleaning’ or investigating, allowing you to unpack the strains, discomforts, worries, emotional charges surrounding the chosen item. TIR gives you the opportunity to release the burden you are carrying surrounding whatever item you have chosen to focus on, enabling you to move on with a new lightness, therefore gaining energy for other aspects of your life.
TIR allows you to unpack and clear out the items from your emotional ‘chest of drawers’.
It creates a healing.
Life can go on less burdened by troubles that have been weighing you down.
Did you know that TIR can help with ALL of this:
- unwanted comments from others
- difficult feelings
- family conflict
- cultural issues
- physical challenges
- difficult incidents
- natural disaster
- physical, verbal, emotional, psychological abuse
- sexual trauma
- domestic violence
- health and medical issues
- death, grief, loss
- community violence
- prejudice, racism, discrimination
- work issues
- gender identity
- relationship issues
- general life stress (including but not limited to general unhappiness, finances, parenting, extended family, living situation, marital status etc)
What my clients are saying about TIR:
- “I feel liberated.”
- “It feels like it’s going to be ok.”
- This issue “feels a lot lighter”.
- “I don’t feel it hanging over me as much, it’s just something that happened, less traumatic than before”.
- “Feels like I have a map of where to go”.
Tell me more about an emotional ‘charge’. and how TIR helps this.
Past trauma retain their emotional charge and continue their adverse effect because they have never been fully examined. Like physical pain, emotional pain actually serves a useful purpose: it tells us that there is something we need to pay attention to and do something about. TIR is simply a method of enabling people to examine such issues systematically and completely. When the viewer has thoroughly completed an examination of past traumas, incidents examined no longer have the power to cause pain and suffering.
Take back the power in your life by systematically letting go of issues/incidents/trauma in a safe, compassionate space, improving your mental health.
How are sessions conducted?
Sessions are currently face to face online through a secured online platform.
These online sessions may run 60- 90 minutes.
Located in Windsor – Essex county but serving online province wide.
How do I book a session or find out more?
Please email me at [email protected] and we can communicate by email, text or phone to book a session.
What is the pricing for sessions?
Offering 50% off the first session. Sessions are currently $60 per hour.
You are only required to pay for the time used in 15 minute increments (eg. 1 hour and 15 minutes is $75).
**Unfortunately sessions are not typically covered by insurance unless you have a wellness ‘flex’ plan or are using money as you see fit from an accident settlement.
Applied Metapsychology & the technique of TIR:
Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a key component of Applied Metapsychology as developed by Frank A. Gerbode. It is:
- Person-Centred, Judgement Free Approach
- Facilitate the Process of Exploring the Mind
- Reduce Emotional Pain & Suffering
- Gain Insight, Clarity & Liberation
- It is a specific technique between a client (called the viewer) and a TIR practitioner (called the facilitator)
- The practitioner refrains from interpretation and/or judgement which enables the client to reach his or her own conclusions/resolutions/end point.