This workshop covers the nature of trauma, the consequences of traumatic incidents, and the Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) technique, a one-on-one, highly structured, yet person-centered approach to resolving the emotional charge contained in traumas and permanently eliminating their negative after-effects in a brief amount of time.
It also contains data on how past traumas may be triggered, and how unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, and pains (“themes”) arising from past trauma may be traced back to their origins and eliminated using Thematic TIR.
The workshop also teaches Unblocking, a technique that is highly useful in preparing a client for TIR and for handling issues that are not necessarily directly trauma-related. Unblocking can be applied to broad areas of life (e.g. “your self-esteem”, “your career”, “your relationship with your spouse” etc.)
The TIR Workshop presents a new paradigm of safety and effectiveness for helping others. Upon completing this training, a practitioner can expect to have excellent results applying what has been learned.
To quickly raise a newly trained practitioner’s level of skill and confidence, a post-workshop internship is recommended. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practicing social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, clergy, Lay Ministers & CIS briefers.
How is TIR Learned?
Traumatic Incident Reduction is taught in a 4-day, 28 hour workshop. It consists of a small group of usually 6-10 students. Workshops can be given at any suitable site or online. A workshop can be brought to your location. Please contact us by email or phone.
The information is learned through teaching, watching real videos of real clients receiving TIR, and is practiced in co-facilitation sessions where the students both give and receive sessions. Although this is strongly advised, a student does not need to participate in co-facilitation to receive the 28 CEs.
TIR is a form of "integrative learning" and is not considered counseling, therefore it can be used by professional counselors as well as those in other help-related environments. TIR is well suited for use in the areas of family violence, sexual assault, veteran's services, public safety, churches, school settings, crisis debriefing, etc.
TIR is not culture specific. It is used around the world in a variety of settings.
The workshop can be given on 4 consecutive days or over a period of a of couple weeks.
TIR Workshop Objectives
Demonstrated through supervised activities and examination, the student will be able to:
Explain the theory of the traumatic network
Explain the theory and practice of Traumatic Incident Reduction and Unblocking
Apply Traumatic Incident Reduction and Unblocking to a successful result
Also learn to:
Describe clients for whom TIR is not appropriate
Predict how reactivation (triggering) affects clients' everyday lives
Utilize communication exercises to increase rapport with clients
Describe unresolved traumatic incidents as incomplete activity cycles
Use these structured, directive techniques in a client-centered way