How does TIR work? Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a rapid (compared to traditional therapy) method of effectively reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past. It involves re-experiencing past traumas or events in a completely safe environment, free of distractions, judgments, or interpretations. TIR is a form of integrative learning whereby the client is enabled to understand and resolve these traumas or events by observing and evaluating them from their own perspective. The techniques provide the structure for the memory, pain, fear or unwanted emotion to be safely confronted.
TIR is appropriate for use with:
A person who has a specific trauma or set of traumas that they feel have adversely affected them, whether or not the person carries a formal diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A person who reacts inappropriately or overreacts in certain situations, which may be caused by some past trauma.
A person who experiences unaccountable or inappropriate negative emotions, either chronically or in response to certain experiential triggers.