TIR, or Traumatic Incident Reduction, is a systematic method of locating, reviewing and resolving traumatic events. Once a person has used TIR to fully and calmly view a painful memory or sequence of related memories, life events no longer trigger it and cause distressing symptoms.
TIR has proven useful in relieving a wide range of fears, limiting beliefs, suffering due to losses (including unresolved grief and mourning), depression, and other PTSD symptoms. The TIR technique can be traced to roots in psychoanalytic theory and desensitization methods; however, it is carried out in a thoroughly person-centered, non-judgmental and respectful context.
To read more on TIR, please see FAQs, Essays & Literature.
Index of Practitioners By Country
- Alex D. Frater, M.A.H.A., C.T.S., C.T.F.
Maree Frater, C.T.F.
261 Queen Street, Suite #9
(P.O. Box 718)
- Madeleine Vandergoten, C.M.F.
Les Ateliers de la Vie
Centre de metapsychologie appliquee
Boulevard du Jubile, 20
Phone and Fax: 32-2-428-35-90
- Patricia A. Furze, C.T.F.
132 Libby Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4V6
- Brian K. Grimes, C.T.S., C.M.F.
Squamish, BC V0N 3G0
WWW: Visual Literacy Solutions: Addressing the specialized learning needs of Dyslexics, ADD, ADHD, mild FAS and high functioning Autistic individuals.
- D. Jane Kennedy, M.S.W., B.A., C.T.S., C.T.F.
- Barbara Ayres, C.T.F.
- Bill Casey, C.M.F.
148 Cholmley Gardens
London NW6 1AB
Phone: 44 (0)207 435 2696
- Ewa Manius, C.M.F.
76, The Fairway
Middlesex HA0 3TJ
- Henry Whitfield, M.Sc., C.T.F.
1st Floor, Lincoln House
1-3 Brixton Road
London SW9 6DE
Phone: 44 (0)207 820 8092
Freephone: 0800 849 6723
Fax: 020 7587 1346
WWW: TIR UK
- Carla Costa, C.M.F.
Q. re Leonardo Da Vinci 41
20010 Vittuone (MI)
- Giovanni Crivellaro, C.T.S., C.T.F., C.M.F.
Q. re Leonardo Da Vinci 41
20010 Vittuone (MI)
WWW: Methodo Tre
- Gerald D. French, M.A., M.A.C.P,. C.T.S., C.M.F.
Founding Board, Traumatic Incident Reduction Association (TIRA)
Senior TIR trainer
269 Peach Drive
Northcliff, Ext. 4
WWW: Gerald French's web site
- Monica Gabrielli, C.M.F.
#7 Chemin du Hameau
Index of Practitioners By State
- Maryland / D.C.
- New York
- Frank A. Gerbode, M.D., C.T.S., C.M.F.
1450 Nut Tree Lane
Sonoma, CA 95476
WWW: More information about Frank A. Gerbode
- Marlys Mayfield, M.A., C.M.F.
P.O. Box 875
Sausalito, CA 94966
- Teresa Descilo, M.S.W., C.T.S., C.M.F.
Victim Services Center
111 SW 3rd Street, Suite 201
WWW: Victim Services Center of Miami
Articles: Amelioration of Death-Related Trauma with Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Robert H. Moore, Ph.D., C.T.S., B.C.E.T.S.
2101 Sunset Point Road, #1305
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone and Fax: 727-443-2096
WWW: Read Bob Moore's paper about the psychological foundations of TIR
- Sharie Ann Peacock, R.N., M.Ed., L.C.P.C., C.T.F.
1169 Main Street
Old Town, ME 04468
- MARYLAND / D.C.
- NEW YORK
- Jill Boyd, C.T.F.
- Jim Hussey, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C ., C.T.F.
1702 North Jessup Street
Portland, OR 97217-4534
WWW: Trauma Relief Services of the Northwest
- Aerial Long, C.M.F., C.T.
Personal Growth Counseling & Learning Center
10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Suite 547
Beaverton, OR 97005
- Kathryn McCormack-Chen, R.N., L.C.S.W., L.S.A.T.P., C.T.F.
1313 Vincent Place
McLean, VA 22101
- Rev. Gerald Bongard, M.A., A.T.F.
12614 Whitecap Lane
Anacortes, WA 98221
The Traumatic Incident Reduction Association (TIRA) currently certifies three levels of facilitator.
The first is that of certified TIR Facilitator (CTF). A CTF has completed the TIR Workshop or equivalent and has thereafter practiced for at least 50 session-hours under supervision. A CTF has demonstrated competence in using TIR with trauma survivors and has successfully submitted a videotaped session for Certification Committee approval.
The next level of certification is Advanced TIR Facilitator (ATF). An ATF has completed the full, Traumatic Incident Reduction Course and is certified as competent in applying all the metapsychological procedures that can prove necessary to prepare a person for TIR, as well as in doing the biomonitored version of TIR.
The highest level is that of Certified Metapsychology Facilitator (CMF). A CMF is fully capable of facilitation on any Section of the Curriculum, including those which contain Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). unmetered forms.
[Those below with the symbol following their names are also TIRA-certified Trainers.]
[Those below with the symbol following their names are also TIRA-certified Technical Directors.]
[Those below with "C.T.S." following their names have also been certified by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists as Trauma Specialists. This is the organization formerly known as theInternational Association of Trauma Counseling (IATC).]
[Those below with "B.C.E.T.S." following their names have also been named Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and are thus listed in the National Registry of The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.]